The 2021 Synod Assembly will be held remotely on Friday, April 30 and Saturday, May 1. Assembly Central will be at Salem Lutheran in Hermantown and the Synod Office. The Synod Assembly will use the Zoom platform. Click here for information on using Zoom. It will be important that each Voting Member to the Assembly have access to a device on which to watch and participate in the Zoom assembly. Each Voting Member will need an individual email address to register and to vote.
There will be two practices for the Voting Members and the AV Tech Team to do a test run of Zoom for the group, to practice voting, get a feel for watching, listening and participating in the assembly.
The two, identical Pre Assembly Test Runs will be Thursday, April 22 at 11:00 a.m. OR 7:00 p.m.
Zoom links for the Test Runs will be emailed out to registered Voting Members one week prior.
Assembly Schedule: Friday, April 30 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Zoom Check In and Registration 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. Synod Assembly Plenary 1 Saturday, May 1 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Zoom Check In and Registration 8:30 - 12:00 noon Synod Assembly Plenary 2 Sunday, May 2 Synod Led Worship Bishop Amy Odgren preaching Prerecorded for worship throughout the Synod "Love Ignites Us!"
ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton is our churchwide representative and will give a keynote address Friday evening!
The Bulletin of Reports will be made available here and elsewhere when it is available. The Bulletin of Report will contain the agenda, reports, nominations, recommendations from the Synod Council, etc. Stay tuned for its release.
Business items for the Synod Assembly includes:
Elections of Conference and Synod Positions, including Voting Members to the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, Ohio.
Proposed 2022 Synod Budget
Proposed 2022 Compensation Guidelines
Five Amendments to the Synod Constitution
Resolutions from the Conferences and/or Synod Committees