2021 Digital Synod Assembly
June 5-6, 2021

Registered Voting Members will be given a Zoom link to join via Zoom.
Visitors will be able to join via Facebook Live.

The Samaritan Woman at the Well

Proposed *Tentative* Agenda

Friday Technology Orientation 7:00-8:00pm

Saturday Sessions 10:00am-12:00pm & 1:30-4:00pm

Sunday Worship 9:00-10:00am

Sunday Sessions 10:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm- adjourn

Pre-Assembly Welcome & Hearings

A Message from Bishop Sue Briner


As we prepare for a digital synod assembly, we will have some opportunities to get orientated with the technology and talk about some of the changes coming in 2021. We want you to feel informed and excited about our time together in June.

Zoom Hearings

Registration & Voting Member Details


Only voting members will register and pay the $30.
Others will watch via Synod's Facebook.

Refund deadline: May 1st          Registration deadline: May 28th

When registering you will need to know the following information for each voting member:

  • Title, First, and Last Name
  • Birth Year
  • Gender
  • Email address (Each voting member will need to provide and access their own email address for communications and voting credentials.)
  • Classification (Minister of Word & Service, Minister of Word & Sacrament, Lay)
  • Classification (Voting Member, Synod Council, RMNUC, Office)
  • Congregation Name and City
  • If first time attending synod assembly
  • If using Spanish interpretation in Zoom. Usare interpretacion en espanol en zoom.
  • Which device(s) with internet will be available to use during the assembly. (smartphone, tablet, computer)
  • If ever used Zoom before.
  • If might need help with assembly technology.
  • Agree to the following statement: I understand the synod assembly will be recorded and streamed the assembly online, and by having my camera on and microphone on, I consent for my video and audio to be included in the recording and posting. (Please note you have control over your camera and microphone settings and can choose to not show your video and/or mute your audio.)

IMPORTANT: Each voting member will need to provide:
1) their own email address for communications and voting credentials
2) their own device (smartphone, tablet, or computer) for joining the meeting and voting.

Voting Members

  • All Ministers of Word and Sacrament & Ministers of Word and Service under call.

  • Synod Authorized Ministers serving a congregation under authorization for at least one year.

  • Congregations with <175 baptized members send at least 1 lay member.

  • Congregations with 175+ baptized members send 2 lay members. (normally 1 male, 1 female).

  • Congregations with 400+ baptized members send 3 lay members.

  • ALL congregations may have an additional voting member who is either a "youth" (<18 years) OR a "young adult" (18-30 years) at the time of election/appointment.

  • A selection of Rostered Ministers Not Under Call (RMNUC).

Constitutional guidelines for assembly voting members.



There are 15 scholarships of $15 available for voting members. They are first-come, first-served. To receive one, please enter the discount code "HALF" during the registration process. No scholarships or discounts will be given outside the registration process.

Click to Register Now
Sunday Worship & Offering
June 6th at 9:00 am

Sunday morning worship will be an exciting time together worshipping together as a community of communities. With the help of technology, many different congregations and leaders will lead us in worship and we will hear the word from both our ELCA Representative, Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos and Bishop Sue Briner. Click to read a bit about Rev. Santos. The sermon will be available prior to the assembly for those who wish to share it with their congregation. Assembly worship will be streamed on Facebook Live Sunday, June 6th

Assembly Sermon Watch via Facebook Live

offeringOur assembly offering will go to support the work that AMMPARO and LIRS are doing.

You may give online or via mailed check made payable to "SWT Synod" with "assembly offering" noted. Gifts will be gathered by the synod, divided equally and disbursed to AMMPARO and LIRS.

AMMPARO and LIRS have provided brief bulletin inserts about their ministries and how your support can make a difference.

AMMPARO Bulletin LIRS Bulletin

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