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synod assembly 2023

June 3-4 + Holiday inn, fargo

Theme and Details

This year’s theme will be “EQUIP,” and the theme scripture passage is Ephesians 4:12. There will be many opportunities for participants to be equipped for ministry in their local context at this year's assembly. This will include "Equip Experiences" mixed into the weekend, three workshop opportunities, and resources available. Take a look at our final Synod Assembly Agenda to see everything that will be happening!

Special Guest

This year’s ELCA Representative will be the Rev. Lamont Wells, executive director of the Network of ELCA Colleges and Universities.

Registration: Registration has closed. 

If you have any questions or changes to your registration, please email Alex

Voting Member Materials

The following Voting Member materials are available in one document or individually here. Printed copies will not be available at the Synod Assembly.

Reports to the Synod Assembly

The following Reports are available in one document or individually here. Printed copies will not be available at Synod Assembly.

2023 food for all

block party

Saturday, June 3, 6-8pm
Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Join the Advocacy & Action team for a neighborhood block party benefiting rural hunger ministries! This event will take place in connection with the Synod Assembly, but is open to all.

  • Food Trucks: Come enjoy Mexican, Indigenous, and French food
  • Dunk Tank: Help raise money for hunger programs by dunking some of your favorite synod representatives!
  • Fill the Bishop’s Car Food Drive: Bring non-perishable food items to help us fill up the Bishop’s car. Food will be donated to local hunger programs
  • Local Hunger Ministry Booths
  • Petting Zoo
  • Music

All proceeds will be shared with rural hunger ministries around the synod! Join us in supporting and celebrating hunger ministries across our synod!


On June 4-5, 2022, over 350 people from across the Eastern North Dakota Synod gathered for the 2022 Synod Assembly at the Holiday Inn, Fargo. It was a wonderful weekend of hearing stories of being called to serve, moving worship, updates and information about the EaND and ELCA, attending to business, and opportunities to network and connect.

Videos from Synod Assembly

Opening Worship Service - Saturday, June 4, 2022

State of the Synod - Bishop Tessa Moon Leiseth

State of the ELCA - Rev. Robin Brown

Called to Serve Our Community

Called to Serve through Advocacy

Called to Serve the World

Closing Worship Service - Sunday, June 5, 2022

Offering for Assembly

We collected $10,188.25 at Synod Assembly! This year's offering will be evenly split between two ministries: The Neighborhood Church and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services, North Dakota Field Office.

Lutheran World Relief Kits

250 Personal Care Kits were assembled at Synod Assembly! Thank you to everyone who collected donations and assembled the kits. Extra items were donated to local non-profits, including Churches United.

Voting Member Materials

Voting Member Packet - Combined (all documents)

Synod Assembly Agenda

Rules of Procedure 2022

Proposed 2023 Mission Plan


2021 EaND Synod Assembly Minutes

How to Participate in a Meeting (Roberts Rules)

How to participate in a meeting (Robert Rules overview)- ZOOM recording


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