Pre-Assembly Report is Now Available!
The pre-assembly report booklet is a preliminary online report for voting members who will be attending the Saint Paul Area Synod Assembly on April 24 - 15, 2015 at Prince of Peace, Burnsville. Download the pre-assembly report now (PDF).
Bishop Eaton's April Column: "Coming to terms with the times"
Bishop Eaton's April column for The Lutheran is here!
"We might be tempted to overdo our efforts, to work harder and harder developing innovative programming, reading every manual on church growth, jazzing up our websites, being present on every possible social media platform. Maybe we should discover our congregation’s niche: young adults, theology on tap, justice and advocacy, care of creation, ethnic specific ministry, pet blessing liturgies, urban church, rural church, big church, small church, virtual church, home church. We have done some version of all of this somewhere across the ELCA. And good for us. We need to be brave and daring. God can use our best imagination and innovation."
The March FaithLink is here!
With the synod assembly theme being We Are Church: Here and Now, the March 2015 FaithLink takes a closer look at what that means, with a focus on generational ministry. Read about how different congregations are tackling the demand of changing demographics, embracing the aging community, and developing intergenerational worship and other ministry. Also inside is a letter from Bishop Lull, including her sermon from this year's conference assemblies, and a thought-provoking piece about young adults in the church. Click here to read it (PDF).