The 2022 Synod Assembly will be Saturday, June 4, from 9am-4pm

  • We will gather under the theme: Abounding Hope
  • "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13
  • The location is in the final stages of being determined
  • Our desire is that this will be an in-person event - unless COVID circumstances change and we need to pivot to an online assembly
The Synod Assembly will include worship, reports from our synod and churchwide leaders, elections, resolutions, and ministry anniversary celebrations. Stay tuned for more information in late about cost, registration procedures, nominations, and how to submit resolutions.
  
Congregations, as you prepare to elect voting members from your congregations, please keep in mind the following COVID Safety Protocols and Restrictions the Synod Council has determined:
  • All attendees must show proof of full COVID vaccination, as defined by the CDC at the time of the assembly
  • Masks will be required for all participants while indoors
  • All relevant local, state, and federal safety guidelines and mandates in place at the time of the assembly will be followed - including requirements of the specific site of the assembly
Find the Voting Allotment for Lay Voting Members from each congregation HERE.

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THANK YOU to all who attended our 2021 Synod Assembly on Saturday, May 15!

Constitutional Changes 

The Synod Council brought forward constitutional and bylaw changes for consideration. Additionally, we considered recommended amendments forwarded from the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly. 
  • Adopted the Proposed Changes from Synod Council HERE (w/ one change - Nominating Committee shall have 5 members)
  • Adopted the Recommended Changes from the 2019 Churchwide Assembly HERE
  • Current Synod Constitution HERE (includes the required changes from the 2019 Churchwide Assembly)

Budget

  • Adopted the Proposed 2022-23 Budget HERE
  • Budget Orientation Meeting Slides HERE

Nominations

Thank you to those who allowed their names to go forward as nominees for synod council, consultation committee, committee on discipline, and voting members to the 2022 Churchwide Assembly!
  • Find the list of those elected to serve HERE

Resolutions

  • No resolutions were submitted 

Officer Reports

  • Synod Bishop - HERE
  • Synod Vice President - HERE
  • Synod Secretary - HERE
  • Synod Treasurer - HERE; Attachment A & B HERE
  • ELCA Presiding Bishop Letter to the Assembly- HERE

Offering Designees

  • This year the offerings gathered at the assembly will be split between the NW Washington Synod COVID-19 Relief Fund and Lutheran Disaster Response. Watch a video about our assembly offering designees featuring Bishop Shelley Bryan Wee HERE
  • Learn how to give here: lutheransnw.org/give

Welcome our Churchwide Representative the Rev. Christopher Otten!

  • We look forward to hearing the report from our churchwide partners
  • Read Chaplain Otten's bio HERE

Assembly Planning Team

  • Many thanks to this creative, adaptive & nimble crew!
  • Find the list of team members HERE

Find minutes from previous assemblies HERE