OFFICIAL NOTIFICATION

To:       The congregations and the rostered ministers of the Lower Susquehanna Synod, ELCA

From:  Beth A. Schlegel, synod secretary

Date:    December 1, 2021

Re:       2022 Synod Assembly

The business session of the thirty-fifth Annual Assembly of the Lower Susquehanna Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church will be held between May 1 and June 30, 2022, at a location to be designated by the Synod Council.  Normally, this notification would include the specific dates and the location, however those details are still being determined and will be announced as soon as possible and no later than 30 days in advance of the assembly. The Day of Edification will be held digitally on Saturday, May 14, 2022.

At its meeting on November 20, 2021, the Synod Council voted not to hold our assembly at Messiah University, due to a conflict between that institution’s recent public controversy regarding LGBTQIA+ students and the Lower Susquehanna Synod’s status as Reconciling in Christ.

Since that decision, other alternatives for the business session are being sought. There is the possibility we will need dates alternative to the original dates of June 3 and 4, 2022. Therefore, we ask that you treat these dates as tentative.

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Is God Calling You?

Our synod celebrates the diverse gifts of its members and asks that members consider sharing those gifts in leadership roles in this church.  The synod Nominating Committee, comprised of one member of each conference and two members of the Synod Council, is seeking volunteers who are willing to be nominated for election to the Synod Council and to the Susquehanna University Board of Trustees. We need your help to identify possible nominees.  Share this information with members of your congregation! Visit our synod assembly web page to review the 2022 Nomination Handbook, read ministry position descriptions, or contact a member of the Nominating Committee.  To seek nomination, please complete the nomination form and return it by January 10, 2022, to bschlegel@lss-elca.org or mail to 1959 Market Street, Camp Hill, PA 17011.