Dr. Mary Hughes, left, Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio, takes communion Jan. 11 at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem. Serving is Bishop Craig Johnson, ELCA Minneapolis Area Synod.
The congregation at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Jerusalem, Jan. 11 included students and faculty from four ELCA seminaries: The Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C., and Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio.
Dr. Khouloud Daipes, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and Minister of Women's Affairs, Palestine, addresses the North American bishops at a reception in Bethlehem Jan. 11. With her, from left, are Ione Hanson; ELCA Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson, and ELCJHL Bishop Munib Younan.