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2020 SYNOD ASSEMBLY information

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

  • Now through Wednesday, August 5: $180/voting member
  • August 6-11: $230/voting member
  • Registration closes August 11

To ensure the proper time to prepare voting credentials and integrate voting members into our balloting software, NO additional registrations or registration changes will be accepted after 8/11/20

VOTING MEMBER PACKET


Open Forums:  

2021 Mission Plan (aka: Synod Financial Plan) – August 3 at 7pm REGISTER

2021 Compensation and Benefit Guidelines – August 4 at 7pm  REGISTER

Synod Constitutional Changes – August 6 at 7pm  REGISTER


All voting members are encouraged to participate in at least ONE tech check session.  During the session, participants will be able to test out voting applications, learn more about the rules of procedure and how to request speaking privileges during the assembly.  The orientation will be approximately 30 minutes with the opportunity for Q&A following the session.


TECH CHECK SESSIONS:

  • August 9 @ 7pm

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  • August 10 @ 7pm

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  • August 11 @ 12pm

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Each session will be identical so there is no need to participate in more than one session.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting (be sure to check your junk folder!)


ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE


BISHOP ELECTION INFORMATION

 

This year’s assembly will dwell in the theme of Living Well, based on the story of Jesus and Samaritan woman at the well in John 4.  We’re excited to be joined by Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton who will share more about the work of our church, preside over the bishop election process, and preach for our All-Synod Worship on Sunday morning.  As we gather together, we’ll also celebrate some important milestones, including:  


  • 50 years of Lutheran women being ordained in the United States,
  • 40 years of women of color being ordained in our ELCA, and
  • 10 years of same-sex married individuals being able to serve freely as rostered ministers

synod assembly 2019

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

2019 synod assembly Storytellers

Click on their picture below to view a full biography about each of our storytellers

  • Rev dr roland martinson

    retired pastor and professor

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  • Sawyer Anderson

    Elementary school student

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  • steve d. Scheel

    Board Chair of Scheels

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  • Penny Millspaugh

    creator of cafe hygge

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  • kylie Oversen

    attorney

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  • Kyle Davison

    nd legislator

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  • Rev. matt Valan

    pastor at messiah lutheran, fargo

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  • Prairie Rose seminole

    program director, elca

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  • Laetitia Mizero Hellerud

    Author and Cultural consultant

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  • Rev. Joe Natwick

    Pastor at St John Lutheran, dickinson

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  • Vicki Schmidt

    Volunteer and Advocate

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  • Janet Jacobson

    Organic Farmer

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  • Sarah Lovas

    Conventional Farmer

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past resources

2019 Synod Assembly - ONE


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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