May 17-19, 2019
Lynnwood Convention Center
Our Synod Assembly is a few weeks away. Here are some ways you can begin to get ready.
Pray for open ears, open hearts, and the Spirit’s wisdom; for our planning team, our synod staff, and our many volunteers; for the convention center staff; for our ministry partners who will be present in our display area; for the voting members, observers, and visitors; for our Bishop Nomination & Election Task Force and our nine nominees for bishop; and for the nominees for our synod committees and synod council.
Mark Your Calendar:
We are planning for the following start/end times:
Friday – 1pm – 5:30pm (check in desk opens at 11am)
Saturday – 8:30am – 5pm
and Sunday – 8:30am – 2pm
Each day will feature worship/devotions and various business items: reports, budget approval, resolutions, general elections for committees & synod council, bishop election process, etc. A few folks have asked when the ballots for bishop will be cast. One ballot is planned for Friday afternoon, two ballots are planned for Saturday, and the final ballot is planned for Sunday morning after worship. While the timing of these four ballots has been set, there may be an election at any ballot along the way. You may read more about that here.
Prepare for the Bishop Election Process:
On our Bishop Election web page, you may read about the following:
- The bishop nomination and election process
- The results of the synod survey and other statistical data
- The response forms from our nominees for bishop
Plan to attend one of the Bishop Nominee Forums:
- Saturday, May 4, 10am – 12noon at First Lutheran, Bothell
- Sunday, May 5, 2pm-4pm at Salem Lutheran, Mount Vernon
Showing our gratitude for Bishop Unti:
At 4pm on Friday of the Assembly (May 17), we will show our appreciation for Bishop Unti’s leadership these past six years. We have some fun things planned: special music, a few thank you speakers, a spread of delicious appetizers and drinks. Here are two ways you can add to the joy and gratitude:
- Notes of Gratitude – we collecting cards/letters/kids’ drawings/notes of gratitude for the bishop; AND
- Gifts of Gratitude: make a donation in Bishop Unti’s honor.
Learn more about the assembly at www.lutheransnw.org.