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2021 SYNOD ASSEMBLY

Synod Assembly 2021 will be August 14-15 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo


The synod-wide gathering is an opportunity to celebrate the mission and ministry of our synod as well as plan for the future. 

Over the course of two days we will worship, learn, network, dream and conduct the annual business of the synod.  Our time together will center around the theme Live in Love.


Schedule: coming soon!


Special Guests:
We are excited to have Ms Tammy Jackson as our ELCA churchwide rep!  Tammy's Bio coming soon


REGISTRATION: https://2021eandsa.eventbrite.com

How many to send? Voting Member Chart

Voting Members—$175

  • All Rostered Leaders serving in Eastern North Dakota Synod (attendance at synod assembly is expected of all rostered ministers under call)
  • Lay Voting Members who are elected to represent each of the 191 congregations in the synod

Visitors—$75

  • Anyone who is a member of an ELCA Congregation in the Eastern North Dakota Synod

Information you will be asked to provide for EACH Voting Member and Visitor:

  • Title, First, and Last name
  • Email Address*An email address is required in order for voting members to receive all synod assembly notifications. If a voting member does not have an email address, please use your church’s email address.
  • Dietary Needs
  • Congregation Name and City
  • Conference

Lodging:

A block of rooms is available at the Holiday Inn at a special rate of $126. Reservations can be made by calling 701.282.2700. Ask for the Eastern North Dakota Synod ELCA room block.

 

Registration Deadline: 11pm, August 4th

Reports Deadline: 5pm, July 14th  email reports to sarah@eandsynod.org

Resolutions Deadline: 5pm, July 14th   email resolutions to valerie.teppo@gmail.com


Voting Member Materials: All Voting Member Materials will be available on our website by Friday, July 30th. 
Voting Members will receive a nametag, voting cards and a packet including essential documents when they check-in at the Registration Table. Reports will not be included in the packet so please review those online prior to Synod Assembly.


Little Lutherans Welcome: There will be a designated activity area for children under the age of 5. There will be activities and snacks provided but ongoing supervision from parents of children utilizing this space is expected. For children in Kindergarten through 6th grade, there will be a separate space reserved with fabulous programing provided by our staffs at Park River Bible Camp and Red Willow Ministries. Advance registration is required and a free will donation will be accepted to help cover the costs of providing this service.

 

Questions? Contact Sarah Baumgarten - 701.232.3381 or sarah@eandsynod.org

Cancellation Policy: - Sorry, no refunds can be given for no-shows or cancellations. - You may send another congregational member for Voting Members or a friend for Visitors in your place should you be unable to attend.  Please make sure we know of the change as soon as possible.

 

2020 SYNOD ASSEMBLY "living well"

Thank-you to all those that took part in and helped with our first-ever digital assembly!  It may have looked a little different this year, but we joined together to accomplish God's work and had a little fun in the process.


Recordings

Year in Review

Holy Innovations Grant Review

Celebration of 50 Years of Women's Ordination

Ministry Partners

Opening Worship

Closing Worship


RESULTS OF BALLOT 1 FOR BISHOP

RESULTS OF BALLOT 2 FOR BISHOP

RESULTS OF BALLOT 3 FOR BISHOP

RESULTS OF BALLOT 4 FOR BISHOP

RESULTS OF BALLOT 5 FOR BISHOP


RECAP

SA MINUTES

synod assembly 2019 "one"

Thank-you to all who helped make the weekend possible!  


Bishop Brandt's Welcome video

Bishop Brandt's State of the Synod

ELCA Assembly Video from Churchwide

Synod Assembly Minutes (DRAFT)


Storyteller videos:

Age is Just a Number

Dr. Roland Martinson and Miss Sawyer Anderson

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EvOSBl5inAHxUBumVUrYWEBGc-PIOnFt/view


Leading with Faith

Mr. Steve D. Scheel and Ms. Penny Millspaugh

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17r1QWG7yOMoJxDmv1iMrtk1dDPIstjCL/view


More than a Party

Ms. Kylie Oversen and Mr. Kyle Davison

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Ox342U4BBAzQBbOrmCk651fiojexYtoo/view


Called to Feed the World

Mrs. Sarah Lovas and Mrs. Janet Jacobson

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1TF_90CiRfHFs_8rpodidpndeJ-Sgjl0P/view


A Place to Call Home

Rev. Matt Valan, Ms. Prairie Rose Seminole, Mrs. Laetitia Mizero Hellerud

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-OnLcxdFPaa3hamU3-aNH3YpdnAWhTbD/view


Answering God’s Call

Rev. Joe Natwick and Mrs. Vicki Schmidt

https://drive.google.com/file/d/17nngI9RQiXZR7sGchTvKwwp-u04R4GuW/view


Save the date for Synod Assembly 2020: June 6&7 at the Holiday Inn, Fargo



2017 & 2018 synod assemblies

2018 Synod Assembly - Listen God is Calling



BISHOP BRANDT'S STATE OF THE SYNOD ADDRESS
 

Bishop Brandt's welcome video

Assembly Minutes


Assembly Highlights this year include:

  • Keynote Speaker - Rev. Dr. Karoline Lewis, author and Luther Seminary faculty BIO    KEYNOTE ADDRESS 1     KEYNOTE ADDRESS 2   
  • ELCA Representative - Andrew Steele, Director for Global Church Sponsorship BIO  

    *Here are the links to the two videos shared during Andrew’s Presentation:

    password: elca2017

    password: elcavideo


ASSEMBLY RESOURCES:

Called to Imagine Packet

Opening Bulletin

Closing Bulletin


2018 Reports to Assembly

2018 ELCA Churchwide Reports to Assemblies



Bishop Eaton’s Synod Assembly Video

password: wearelutheran

 

ELCA’s 2017 Year in Review

password: elca2017


2017 Synod Assembly - On The Road Together

State of the Synod Address - Bishop Terry Brandt


Eric Barreto Keynote Messages:

Saturday

Sunday

Eric D. Barreto is Weyerhaeuser Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary and an ordained Baptist minister. The author of Ethnic Negotiations: The Function of Race and Ethnicity in Acts 16 (Mohr Siebeck, 2010), the co-author of Exploring the Bible (Fortress Press, 2016), and editor of Reading Theologically (Fortress Press, 2014), he is also a regular contributor to ONScripture.org, the Huffington Post, WorkingPreacher.org, and EntertheBible.org. For more, go to ericbarreto.com and follow him on Twitter. 


Sharing Our Stories Videos

Larry

Mytch


Synod Assembly Introduction Video - A little fun with Bishop Brandt

2017 Assembly Photos


2016 Synod Assembly - A Place At The Table

State of the Synod Address - Bishop Terry Brandt

Video; State of the Synod

Powerpoint Slides


Shane Claiborne Addresses

Irresistible Revolution

Extremists for Love

Tearing Down the Walls


2016 Synod Assembly Photos


Bible Studies

LOVE – Jessica Thomasson

                    Bible Study Worksheet; LOVE

                    Powerpoint Slides; LOVE

                    Video;LOVE

DO – Rev. Sue Koesterman and Emily Martin

                    Dear Woman Poem

                    Bible Study Worksheet; DO

                    Powerpoint Slides; DO

WALK –Mikka McCracken

                    Bible Study Worksheet; WALK

                    Powerpoint Slides; WALK



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