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ASSEMBLY2021-04-14T14:45:00-07:00

Assembly 2021 on Zoom!

 

Friday, April 30, 3:00 pm-6:00 pm; cluster dinners 6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Saturday, May 1, 8:30 am- 2:00 pm

$50 late registration; closes April 14

Click here to register

$25 limited registration for retired and OLFC rostered leaders closes April 14

Open to retired and OLFC leaders who have done at least one of the following:

  • submitted a rostered minister report in 2021
  • attended the Day of Learning in 2020,
  • attended the 2020 or 2019 Bishop’s Convocation.

Registration link sent out in email to retired leaders.

No registration after April 14

Cluster dinners: Friday, April 30, 6:30 pm-8:00 pm

All, and we mean ALL: laypersons and clergy—not just assembly voting members—are invited to gather via Zoom on Friday, April 30 at 6:30 pm to share a meal, nurture relationships, and wrestle with the question:

What might true reparations for our participation in racist systems look like for the Oregon Synod?

Register to attend your cluster dinner (this is separate from assembly registration) by clicking on the corresponding link below.  Don’t know your cluster?  Here is a list.

Cluster dinner links

2021 Assembly Materials

Assembly Offerings

This year, there will be a Friday offering and a Saturday offering at Assembly. You are welcome to give through these websites until May 12.

ELCA WORLD HUNGER: Click here to give!

In honor of the incredible work that they do locally and across the globe, and in celebration of our newly launched Oregon Synod Hunger Team, we are delighted to lift up ELCA World Hunger as the offering for Friday at Assembly. You can learn more and get up to date information by watching these two short videos:

LUTHER HOUSE CAMPUS MINISTRY: Click here to give!

Saturday’s offering gives the opportunity to spread the word and support the ministry of Luther House Campus Ministry at Oregon State University.
“Luther House Campus Ministry is…. moved and called to be an outpost of compassion on the Oregon State University campus, living the compassion of Jesus with our words and our deeds.”

What is Synod Assembly?

The synod Assembly is an annual gathering of pastors, deacons, and lay people representing the congregations that make up the Oregon Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Assembly serves as the synod’s highest legislative authority.

The Assembly

  • receives information and reports;
  • elects nominees to leadership positions in the church;
  • reaches decisions on matters brought before the Assembly;
  • sets priorities for the synod’s ministry;
  • equips and educates those who attend to interpret the mission of the synod in local ministry settings; and
  • celebrates the community that is the Oregon Synod through development of relationships and worship

Elected Voting Members

Congregations can have up to 8 lay voting members in the following categories:

  • Regular voting members: Up to 2
  • Additional voting members:
    • Up to 2 people who identify LGBTQIA+
    • Up to 2 members who are people of color and/or whose first language isn’t English
    • Up to 2 youth or young adult voting members