Well, the big game is over. The New England Patriots, in one of the most thrilling Super Bowls ever, came back to beat the Seattle Seahawks despite being down 10 points in the second half, earning the franchise's fourth Lombardi Trophy.
Meanwhile, in the Super Synod Challenge, 10 days of spirited competition saw the Lutherans of the Northwest Washington Synod out-donate us in the New England Synod by more than $7,000.
While we would have loved to match the comeback ability of our beloved Patriots, our synods have combined to raise more than $31,000 for ELCA World Hunger! At a time when folks across the country were spending millions on pizza, wings, and snacks for the big game, we joined forces to help those in need.