Lutheran Presiding Bishop Mark Hanson Visits Brooklyn Feb. 27

Saturday, February 23, 2008 General News
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Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson of the Evangelical Lutheran Church inAmerica will visit Lutheran HealthCare, 150 55th Street, Brooklyn, onWednesday, Feb. 27. Hanson will participate in Lutheran HealthCare's MissionWeek 2008, at which the organization will mark its 125th anniversary.

Hanson was featured in the Dec. 23, 2007, broadcast, "In God's Name,"which aired on CBS-TV. The broadcast featured a select group of world churchleaders. Hanson is also president of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF),based in Geneva, Switzerland. The LWF has 140 member churches in 78countries, representing 62 million Lutherans worldwide.

At Lutheran HealthCare, Presiding Bishop Hanson will participate in asenior leadership and board luncheon at noon. At 1:30 p.m. he will helpdedicate a tapestry and portrait of Sister Elisabeth Fedde, a NorwegianLutheran deaconess-nurse who was instrumental in founding Lutheran HealthCare.Hanson will deliver keynote remarks at 2 p.m. on "Living the Mission for 125Years." Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz will present a proclamationon Lutheran HealthCare Day in Brooklyn.

Lutheran HealthCare (LHC) is a comprehensive medical and social supportsystem that includes Lutheran Medical Center, the Lutheran Family HealthCenters, Lutheran Augustana Center for Extended Care and Rehabilitation,Community Care Organization, Inc., Health Plus, senior housing programs andmore.

Contact: John R. Brooks, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,

Chicago, (773) 380-2958 or john.brooks@elca.org

SOURCE Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


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