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SYNOD ASSEMBLY

June 4-5, 2022  +  Holiday Inn, Fargo

This year’s theme is “Called to Serve." Synod Assembly will begin at 9:00am on Saturday and end after lunch on Sunday (approximately 1:00pm). 


This year, we will have two special guests. Rev. Robin Brown will be our churchwide representative and serves as the Director of Congregational Generosity for the ELCADr. Michael Chan will be our Bible study leader and preacher for closing worship. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary and will begin on June 1 as the Director of Faith and Learning at Concordia College.


Voting Member Materials

No paper voting member materials will be available at assembly. Please bring your own paper copies (if desired) or a tablet/smart phone to access the documents electronically during the assembly.


Voting Member Packet - Combined (all documents)

Synod Assembly Agenda

Rules of Procedure 2022

Sample Ballots

Proposed 2023 Mission Plan

Resolutions

2021 EaND Synod Assembly Minutes

Synod Leadership (Staff and Synod Council)

Workshop Descriptions and Locations

Conference Meeting Locations

Little Lutherans at Assembly

Proposed 2023 Compensation and Policy Guidelines (Resolution #1)

Eastern North Dakota Synod Constitution (Resolution #4)

2022 Reports to the Assembly (Presiding Bishop, Portico, MIF, and ELCA Credit Union)



June 5, 2022 Sermon by Bishop Tessa Moon Leiseth

Bishop Tessa Moon Leiseth has a Pentecost Sermon that can be used in congregations on Sunday, June 5th. This sermon is based on Acts 2:1-21, which should be read before the sermon. The sermon is available as a video and manuscript.


Pentecost Sermon Video

Pentecost Sermon Manuscript



Offering for Assembly

This year's offering will be evenly split between two ministries: The Neighborhood Church and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. Both of these ministries will be leading workshops during assembly. 



Lutheran World Relief Kits

You are invited to bring the following donation items for Personal Care Kits that will be assembled during one of our workshops. To ensure we get enough of each item, we have divided out items by Conference and all Conferences can help us with towels.


All Conferences: Towels (towels should be lightweight and between 20"x40" and 52"x27" and dark colors are recommended)


Fargo and Grand Forks: Bath size bars of soap in original wrapping

Wahpeton and Prairie Rose: Toothbrushes in original packaging

Jamestown and Grafton: Sturdy Combs

Mayville and Spirit Lake: Nail Clippers (attached file optional)



Assembly Voting Member Orientation: Introduction to Parliamentary Procedure

New and returning voting members to the Eastern North Dakota Synod Assembly or Churchwide Assembly are invited to join us for a brief overview of Robert's Rules and how to participate in the assembly. Understanding the structure of the assembly business items will ensure all voting members are equipped to be active participants in the conversation and decision-making. The webinar will be recorded for those who can't attend live.


Thursday, June 2nd at 6:00pm - Zoom Link



Registration Information - Deadline to register with a late fee is May 26th

Regular registration has closed. You can still register until May 26th with a late fee.


 REGISTER ONLINE

Lutheran World Relief Kits

We will be assembling Personal Care Kits during a workshop. We need YOUR help to provide donations for this project. Donations can be put in bins near the registration tables.


All Conferences: Towels (towels should be lightweight and between 20"x40" and 52"x27" and dark colors are recommended)


Fargo and Grand Forks: Bath size bars of soap in original wrapping

Wahpeton and Prairie Rose: Toothbrushes in original packaging

Jamestown and Grafton: Sturdy Combs

Mayville and Spirit Lake: Nail Clippers (attached file optional)

2021 SYNOD ASSEMBLY

Thank-you for attending Synod Assembly 2021!

Nearly 325 members of the Eastern North Dakota Synod gathered together at the Holiday Inn in Fargo for Synod Assembly on August 14 & 15 under the theme Live In Love.  We are so thankful for all the voting members, special guests, visitors and vendors who were able to participate!


SYNOD ASSEMBLY MINUTES


VIDEOS:

Synod Assembly Offering: $9172.35 to be split evenly between Dacotah O'yate Lutheran, South Sudan Lutheran and ELCA World Hunger