Team Russia

The Northwest Washington Synod is in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in European Russia (ELCER).
Our desire is to create a spiritual bond and special friendship between the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Northwest Washington Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church of European Russia (ELCER), to provide mutual support through prayer and other assistance which will promote the Kingdom of God, and to obtain greater knowledge and appreciation for the traditions and missions of each church body. ELCER is one of two Russian Synods, comprising ELCR, the other being the Evangelical-Lutheran Church of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East. Team Russia is our Synod's task force, working to forge bonds on three levels: synod to synod, congregation to congregation (partners), and person to person (friendship).