2020 Synod Assembly
This year our Assembly will take on a new format. We will have two Days of Edification held on May 16th and May 30th in local congregations. Both days will present the same content. The business day portion of the Assembly will be held on June 6th at Messiah College. Your registration fee will cover your choice of date for the Edification Days and the business day on June 6th. Lunch will be provided each day. No overnight lodging will be available this year.
Registration Process: We’ve also made some changes to our online registration system. You will notice that it looks different and should provide a more streamlined process for you. You will still be able to pay by check (choose INVOICE option) or credit card (now via PayPal). If you do not have a PayPal account and would like to sign up for one, you may do so here. Please click here to go to the registration site.
Child Care: Child care will be available on each of the Edification days as well as the Assembly Business Day at Messiah College. The cost is $25.00 per child per day. To register your child, please complete this form following the instructions on the form.
Days of Edification
Our keynote speaker for our Days of Edification will be The Rev. James Hazelwood, who currently serves as Bishop of the New England Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and author of “Everyday Spirituality: Discover a Life of Hope, Peace, and Meaning”. A pastor in congregations, a professional photographer, environmental education instructor, a disc jockey and ice cream scooper are all part of the mix that inform his life and this book. He blogs and podcasts regularly at www.jameshazelwood.net.
Edification Day Schedule – DRAFT (same both days):
8:30 – 9:00 AM Registration & Community Time
9:00 – 9:30 AM Opening Prayer
9:30 -10:00 AM Opening Remarks by Bishop James Dunlop
10:00 -10:45 AM Main Presentation: Bishop Hazelwood
11:00 -12:15 PM Forums: Session #1
12:30 – 1:15 PM Lunch
1:15 – 2:00 PM TED Talks
2:15 – 3:30 PM Forums: Session #2
3:30 PM Departure
Edification Day Locations:
May 16, 2020 – St. Peter (Neffsville), Lancaster, 10 Delp Road, Lancaster, PA 17601
May 30, 2020 – St. Matthew, York – 839 W. Market Street, York, PA 17401
REMEMBER: The content will be the same both days. You get your choice of one of these days included with your Assembly registration. Lunch will be provided.
TO BE ELECTED at this assembly are synod vice president, synod council: 5 adults (2 ordained, 2 lay female, 1 lay male), and Consultation Committee (3 pastors and 2 lay, male or female). Please watch for the Report of the Nominating Committee on this synod’s website (www.lss-elca.org/synod-assembly).
BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION for persons nominated from the floor must be submitted to the secretary of synod by (time and date to be determined). Forms are available from conference deans and secretaries, Nominating Committee representatives, members of Synod Council, or the secretary of synod. Forms also may be downloaded from the synod website at www.lss-elca.org.
Have questions? Contact Pastor Beth Schlegel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-652-1852, ext. 118.