“For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ.” 1 Corinthians 12:12
Shepherd of the Mountains represents the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) here in Jackson, participates regionally with other congregations as part of the Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod, and also interacts with our national expression. As our presiding bishop Elizabeth Eaton is fond of saying, “We are church together” – (congregation, synod, and national).
While our congregation has our own monthly newsletter (check out the latest edition under “Our Story”), we are also a part of this larger story. Some parishioners enjoy reading about the wider church in the magazine Living Lutheran, or follow the ELCA website or various Lutheran ministries. We also have a synod newsletter and website! This month’s “Cross Connection” is particularly exciting as we hear from our Bishop-elect Kristen Kuempel. Take a look!