The July 2014 issue of FaithLink, the synod's bimonthly newsletter, is now available.
In this issue:
Feature story, "New reduced-cost dental clinic starts serving people in the south metro"
From the Bishop, "On being new"
Connections, "Are you ready for "God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday?" and "Peter Harrits returns to Tanzania"
Other stories, "Love or Fear: Which motivates us more?" and "Taking worship to the farm"
News about calls and more!
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The Rev. Patricia Lull elected bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod
The Rev. Patricia Lull, 61, was elected May 17, to a six-year term as bishop of the Saint Paul Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), succeeding the Rev. Peter Rogness, who will retire June 30. She was elected on the fifth and final ballot at the synod assembly, May 16-17, at Prince of Peace Lutheran, Burnsville, Minn.
Lull was elected with 226 votes to 215 votes for the Rev. Lamont Koerner, interim senior pastor, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Stillwater. There were 441 ballots cast.
Video of Bishop Rogness' assembly sermon now available
This year the Saint Paul Area Synod assembly concluded a three-year focus on Lutheran identity, exploring how we proclaim the gospel promise under the theme of “Living Lutheran: Wing Our Words.” In his sermon Friday morning, Bishop Rogness brought life to this year's assembly theme of Wing Our Words through the beautiful imagery of starling murmurations. Click the image below to watch it again.