Bishop Azar receives Doctorate of Divinity honoris causa from United Lutheran Seminary
We congratulate and applaud Bishop Sani Ibrahim Azar on receiving his Doctorate of Divinity honoris causa from the United Lutheran Seminary. This tremendous honor was bestowed upon Bishop Azar by Reverend Doctor R. Guy Erin and Reverend Doctor Martin Otto-Zimmann. Alf mabrook Bishop Azar!
Ordination of Reverend Sally Azar
The ELCJHL is proud to announce the ordination of Reverend Sally Azar to be a pastor in the ELCJHL. The ordination ceremony happened on January 22nd, 2023, with an attendance of over 500 local and international guests. Sally is the first Palestinian woman to be ordained and serve in Palestine. She will serve the English-speaking … [Read more…]
Reformation Day 2022
Happy Reformation Day to you, near and far. Today we celebrate, reflect, and contemplate the meaning of Reformation, and the Reformations of the Lutheran Church. Martin Luther set in motion an ongoing Reformation, which we carry on to this day. We are grateful for such a diverse and representative gathering tonight, and the wonderful reminder … [Read more…]
ELCJHL Football Tournament
Last Friday was our annual ELCJHL Football Tournament in Beit Sahour. We missed the Evangelical Lutheran School of Hope in Ramallah due to difficult travel conditions, but we had a great time coming together as Lutheran schools to have some fun. Alf mabrook to the Beit Sahour team who won this year!
Tour of Amman through Gender Justice Ministry
The Good Shepherd Women’s Committee in Jordan and the ELCJHL Gender Justice Ministry collaborated to implement a community-building activity for the women of Jordan. The event targeted 46 women who took part in the activity and enjoyed the sights and sounds of Amman’s most iconic attractions and landmarks. The women rode on an open bus … [Read more…]
Visit from Southeast Michigan Synod, ELCA
The ELCJHL, represented by Bishop Azar and Reverend Ashraf Tannous, as well as Theologian in Residence Reverend Doctor Meghan Aelabouni , welcomed a group of ELCA pastors led by Bishop Don Kreiss from Southeast Michigan. We enjoyed meaningful fellowship and prayer together, as well as a delicious meal at Beit Ibrahim. It is such a … [Read more…]
Sign Language Course for Deaf Ministry
The Deaf Ministry, under the Diaconal Ministry of the ELCJHL has begun hosting a beginner sign language course, in cooperation with the Palingual Center. Special thanks to coach Magda Sarabata, who taught beginner basics to our Deaf Ministry. The course will continue weekly.