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King's Cupboard

  • Emergency food pantry serves the 2nd and 4th Thursdays (except some holidays) 
  • Serving from 3 - 6 p.m and no early registration.  Doors open at 3:00 p.m.. 
  • Clients may receive food once per month. USDA income guidelines apply.  Clients should bring evidence of address.
  • More info.

Local and Regional News

Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good

A Faith-Based Group Has a Big Voice on Affordable Housing

AFFORDABLE HOUSING advocates have a nontraditional ally in the Portland-based civic group Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good (MACG)--a collection of congregations, unions, and community organizations. It's a good thing they do. As city development officials push back against recommendations they spend more on affordable housing, MACG's recent work is showing that the spending isn't just necessary—it's doable.

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Transformed By Sight And Sound

Pastor Scott Dunfee, Commander, Chaplain Corps, United States Navy

(Pastor Dunfee is Senior Pastor at Gladstone's St. Stephen Lutheran Church)

I was walking down one of the main streets at ISAF Headquarters (International Security Assistance Force) in Kabul, Afghanistan, when I heard classical violin music - at least I thought I did.   Read Pastor Dunfee's article


National News:

The future of the ELCA: Click here to read Bishop Eaton's Message

You might be a Lutheran if... Social Media Campaign Challenges Lutheran Stereotypes

U.S. Spring Storms

Torrential rainfall, reaching more than 2 feet in some areas, is setting records in the South, especially Louisiana and Texas. Major river flooding has reached historic levels, affecting streets and highways, damaging or destroying homes, causing thousands to evacuate, and leaving at least five dead. More info.

International News

Working near Jerusalem in the West Bank community of Beit Sahour, Marta Erling Spangler started to see the world through the eyes of the Palestinian Christians and Muslims around her.  One of the first participants in the ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) service program when it opened sites in the Holy Land in 2008, Erling Spangler had plenty to see. To continue the story and for more info.

Thirst in Palestine linked to justice, says Bishop Younan

When Palestinian Bishop Munib Younan talks about the thirst, he links it with a quest for justice in both Palestine and Israel.  “The water crisis in Palestine cannot be solved until there is justice. Water and justice issues are intertwined in my community,” says Younan, bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land. To read more

Ecuador Earthquake

On April 16th, a massive 7.8 earthquake hit Northern Ecuador at 6:58 PM local time. 

Be a part of the response:


Continue to pray for the people affected by the earthquake, may God’s healing presence comfort them in their time of need.


Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response, International will be used to assist those directly impacted by the earthquake until the response is complete. For more info or to give.


 ELCA Disaster Response

We help to bring God’s comfort, healing and renewal to those affected by disasters.  And when the dust settles and the headlines change, we stay to provide ongoing assistance to those in need.  More info.