2021 Lower Susquehanna Synod Assembly Registration Now Open

Early Bird Registration: March 1 – April 15
Registration Closes April 30


No registrations will be accepted after April 30.

Gathering under the theme, “Encountering Jesus,” our 34th annual Synod Assembly will celebrate the presence of God in and through our congregations, our conferences, and our synod.  Due to the pandemic’s continued uncertainty and for the safety of all, our 2021 Synod Assembly will be held totally online. 

The business of the assembly will begin the evening of June 4 and conclude at the end of the day on June 5. The business agenda includes worship, adoption of the 2022 budget, and essential elections for Synod Vice President, Synod Treasurer, Synod Council, committees, and 2022 Churchwide Assembly.

Encountering Jesus

What you need to know:

  • All portions of this year’s Synod Assembly will be held online.

  • Voting members will participate via Zoom, an internet-connected platform.

  • Edification days, each identical in content, will be held on two Saturdays in May. Bishop James Hazelwood will be our keynote speaker, and a variety of engaging forums will provide opportunity for deeper engagement. Choose the date that works for you: May 8 or May 22.

  • The business meeting will begin on the evening of June 4, and continue through Saturday, June 5. Resources and presentations will be available before and after the business meeting.

Registration Information:

  • 2021 Synod Assembly rates remain the same as 2020.

  • Due to the nature of our online assembly, it is essential that the actual name and email addresses of voting members are provided at the time of registration. This ensures our ability to authenticate credentialed voting members and communicate critical assembly information directly.

  • Each voting member will be required to have a unique email address as the authentication credential for Synod Assembly. Multiple registrants, even from the same congregation, cannot share the same email address. To establish a unique email address, consider Google Gmail (https://www.gmail.com).

  • Register early and save: $175/person until April 15.

  • Regular registration rate: $200/person from April 16 – April 30.

  • Due to the requirements of our online platform, no registrations will be accepted after April 30.


Online Assembly Technology Requirements

  • Each voting member will need a reliable internet connection. This requires use of a desktop or laptop computer.
  • Your computer must have a microphone, speakers, and camera. To minimize background noise, you may find it helpful to use headphones or earphones.

  • Each voting member will need a second internet-connected device (smartphone or tablet) to vote.
  • Voting members may want to create a free Zoom account at www.zoom.us.

  • The Zoom meeting platform works with the following web browsers:

  • Online orientation and Test Your Tech sessions will be offered in May and June. Dates and session connectivity information will be provided on our Synod Assembly webpage and through WE News, our digital newsletter.
  • Once registered for assembly, you will begin to receive regular communications via email. If voting members do not currently receive our bi-weekly digital newsletter, it is critical to sign up here: https://www.lss-elca.org/we-news-signup/
  • Registration and credentialing will take place one hour before each meeting and voting members are urged to log on early.
  • Assembly participants may wish to gather in family or congregation small groups at a large screen, enabling visitors to also view the proceedings.