The January FaithLink is here!
A new year, a new issue of FaithLink. The January 2016 feature article centers around the act of storytelling, more specifically reflecting on "The Power & Pratice of Personal Storytelling with Mark Yaconelli" event held in December at Christ on Capitol Hill. This issue also features a "From the Bishop" piece about welcoming refugees, reflections from two Young Adults in Global Mission serving abroad on behalf of the Saint Paul Area Synod, and a reflection on the power of the story of Bega Kwa Bega. Read the January 2016 issue now! (PDF)
Bishop Eaton's February Column: "Time to get to know each other"
Presiding Bishop Eaton's February column for The Lutheran is here!
"Of course I understand that our primary identity is Christian and that baptism doesn’t make us Lutheran, it makes us part of the body of Christ. But the Lutheran witness to the gospel has something important and distinctive about it that is valued by other Christian and religious traditions, and by the secular world as well. Other people see it. We don’t."
Conference Assemblies - February 27
Conference assemblies are held annually and lay the foundations for work at the synod assembly in May. Voting members from congregations in the six conferences, chaired by a dean, gather for a keynote address and then meet in individual conferences to conduct business, which includes the elections of synodical officers and committee members and, every three years, voting members to the churchwide assembly.
The 2016 Conference Assemblies will be held on Saturday, February 27 at Gloria Dei Lutheran (700 Snelling Avenue South, Saint Paul). Registration will open at 8:30 and the day will conclude no later than 12:00 noon.
The voting allocation chart reflects how many voting members are allowed per congregation at the Synod Assembly. Congregations are allowed double the amount of Lay Voting Members at Conference Assemblies. Click here to download the voting allocation chart (PDF).