We thank you for attending the synod assembly in person. We had a great time learning, worshiping, engaging in faith practices, praying, eating, sharing stories, and celebrating! We are grateful for each and every one of you and your congregations. Now that you have the Good News! Go With It!
Approved Agenda (Version 6.8)
Bulletin of Reports (Version 6.8+)
*Exhibit F Nominations All Positions (Version 6.11+)
*Exhibit F-2 Synod Council Members Nominees (Version 6.11)
*Exhibit F-5 Commitee on Discipline Members Nominees (Version 6.11)
Cross Trails Corporation Materials
Budget Amendment Form
How-to: Memorials and Resolutions
June: A Letter Regarding Sierra Pacific Synod
FacebookLive: Plenary I | Keynote 1
Faith Practice: Dwelling in the Word
Portico Benefit Services Video
Faith Practice: Body Prayer for the Lord's Prayer
*Voice Vote on Standing Rules: Approved
*Voice Vote on Proposed Agenda: Approved
*Voice Vote of Acclamation: Approved
*F-3 Leadership Development Team Chair
State of the Synod
FacebookLive: Plenary II
Faith Practice: Telling Your Faith Story Video | Handout
International Women's Leaders
Campus Ministry Video
*F-2 Synod Council Rostered Minister
*F-5 Committee on Discipline Rostered Word & Sacrament
Project Radical Hospitality Video
Lutheran Foundation of the Southwest Video
FacebookLive: Keynote 3
Faith Practice: Visio Divina Picture | Handout
*Vote on Proposed Budget
Rostered Women's Retreat Video
*Vote on Memorial 1 & 2
Shiner Gift Program Video
Lutheran Immigration Services Video
Your gift to the 2022 synod assembly offering will impact vital ministries in the Southwestern Texas Synod, and it will also challenge Bishop Sue and her staff to "get up and go." The Evangelical Mission Endowment Fund currently provides sustaining financial support to ministries in our synod in vulnerable settings like Pláticas de Santa Sophia in San Antonio, Eagle Pass Frontera Ministries on the border, and the New Lutheran Apostolic Network of South Texas.
The story of Philip and the Ethiopian inspires this endowment. In Acts 8, an angel of the Lord told Philip to "get up and go" to a wilderness road south of Jerusalem. Philip got up and went. After spotting a chariot, the Spirit told Philip to go and join it, and he ran up to the chariot. What follows is a life-changing conversation between Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch.
Because of the Evangelical Mission Endowment Fund, ministries in our synod change lives by accompanying migrants, feeding hungry people, offering spiritual nourishment, and more. Anytime the Spirit calls us forward, we want to be ready, and an additional $180,000 to the fund will allow us to create and sustain meaningful ministries for years to come!
To encourage gifts, Bishop Briner and her staff issue a challenge: for every dollar donated to the synod assembly offering between now and August 31st, the synod staff will take one step. $180,000 dollars equates to 180,000 steps. That’s 80 miles!
$2000 will lead to Bishop Sue walking a mile. Do you want to see Pastor Lisa run a 5K? That’s $7,500. Gifts of all sizes will help us accomplish our goal.