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2022 Assembly Resources

Assembly 2022 is over, but the work of the synod and the actions of the Assembly continue.

Thank you to all those who were able to join us at the assembly! YOU are the reason we gather. Thank you for bringing your ideas, energy, faithfulness, and presence.  It was a joy to be together again to pray, sing, discern, stretch our hearts and minds, learn, debate, and hopefully grow in relationship with each other as individuals and a community.

We hope those of you who attended will share your experience and what impacted you. We hope those that didn't attend will ask those in their ministry or church who did about it, and we hold hope in our hearts to see you at the next one!

 
Whether you were at assembly or not, below are some resources and tools we hope will be of meaning and utility for you. We hope you will take these to your community to spark conversation, inspire faithful action, and nurture your own creativity and spirit. 

Resources

Tools from the Bishop's Report to be used by you and your council to spark conversation and discernment: Synod horizon, values and stepping stones. Share this presentation with your congregation!
 
Transformational Transition resources
Pathways to a Hybrid Church Other documents In the coming weeks, we will share additional content related to elections, memorials, and resolutions.
Click on the link below to watch Dr. Abraham's keynote.  Recordings of the livestream are available on our YouTube channel.

 
We are delighted to share that:
  • $3,676 dollars have been donated to support those being affected by the war in the Ukraine for our Poland sister synod and Lutheran Disaster Relief who are providing relief!
  • $2,384 has been given towards Lutheran Community Service Northwest's Refugee and Immigrant services in honor of Pastor Shelley Willem.
 
Many at Assembly had their first experience with All Creation Sings! A liturgy and song supplement in the Evangelical Lutheran Worship resource family that invites us to expand our prayer and song, joining our voices with the praise and sighs of the whole creation God so marvelously made. Click on the link above to learn more.

A few folks have asked for the written worship text and copies of the slides used in worship to add to their own services. You will need to download it or make a copy before you can make changes, FYI. The highlighted sections coordinate with slides.

Worship slides  |  Worship text
Celebrating ordination anniversaries! We have two videos this year, celebrating 50 years or more (below) and 25-45 years. Some congregations are using these videos in services to honor these leaders in their home congregations- we invite you to do the same!
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