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NWLM Logo copyWe are the North/West Lower Michigan Synod. As one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we work to support the 117 congregations and 220 pastors across our geographic region.

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Register Now: Autumn Years Workshop!

Autumn Years – A Time of Beauty and Harvest Living with Clarity, Courage, Generosity and Compassion October 22nd at Mt. Hope United Methodist Church, Lansing or November 5th at Grace Lutheran Church, Lansing 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. both Saturdays   At one time retirement was experienced as a few years of rest and inevitable decline. […]

Register Now: Walking Together

Walking Together Register Now: November 5! Designed for congregation council members, committee chairpersons, and ministry team leaders, this event introduces and explores seven key principles of congregational renewal. The day will begin with morning prayer and a keynote presentation, offer three workshop periods, lunch, and closing eucharist with Bishop Satterlee presiding.   Learn More and Register

Register Now: 2016 LARC Retreat

LARC Lutherans, Anglicans, and Roman Catholics, Laity and Clergy, gather for our 2016 Retreat: “Reconciliation: Thanksgiving, Repentance, and Commitment”   On October 31 this year, Pope Francis will join Lutheran leaders at Lund Cathedral in Sweden for a service of Common Prayer inaugurating the 500th Reformation anniversary. At all levels and beyond expectations, this commemoration is providing abundant […]

Rachel Kurtz Concert and Lock In!

University Lutheran Church Youth Event Register Now: September 17-18! In celebration of 75 years of Youth and Campus Ministry, University Lutheran Church and One Community/Episcopal Campus Ministry at MSU are hosting a weekend of music, worship, leadership development, and fellowship with Rachel Kurtz. Download the Brochure  Register Online 

Few Spots Remaining! Lutherland Trip!

Lutherland and Italy Trip! Few Spots Remaining! Register Today! Spend 12 days traveling through Lutherland and Italy in remembrance of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation! Hosted by Sister Nancy Brousseau, OP and The Rev. Craig A. Satterlee, Bishop, Ph.D., the trip will take place May 1-12, 2017 with stops in Wittenberg, Erfurt, Eisleben, Berlin, Munich, Florence, Venice, […]



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Online Giving Opportunity! A Bishop’s Fund has been established to help many ministries of the synod at the discretion of Bishop Craig A. Satterlee. Visit the Donate page for more information.

Synod Office Hold Music

One of our own retired pastors, Bob Garrels, is a wonderful musician and composer, and has provided several of his pieces that you will now hear if you are put on hold when calling the Synod Office. The composition currently being played is the Agnus Dei (Lamb of God) from Garrel's worship service The Lord is in our Midst.