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TWO dates/locations to choose from:

  • May 13 at Salem Lutheran Church in Mount Vernon (8:30am-3:30pm)
  • May 20 at Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church in Bellevue (8:30am-3:30pm)


  • Every three years, our synod hosts synod-wide gatherings in lieu of a regular synod assembly
  • We will gather for worship, lunch, and forums for learning, conversation, and collaboration
  • There are two Saturdays to choose from: May 13 in Mount Vernon OR May 20 in Bellevue
  • Each Saturday is nearly identical in offerings - although a few of our forums are only offered on May 20 due to presenter availability (noted on the descriptions pages)
  • Each participant will choose three forums to attend from 22 available options
  • Read about our forum topics and presenters HERE
  • During the lunch hour there will be additional opportunities to gather with various synod partners and committees (more information on that in the coming weeks!)
  • Our hope is that congregations will identify a Saturday to attend and register/pay for a group of their members to attend.  While it is our preference for congregations to register as a group, you may instead invite your congregation members to register and pay online individually
  • While there is no limit on the number of folks from an individual congregation, there is a cap of 300 attendees for each location.
  • We are encouragingcongregations to begin advertising this opportunity ASAP, and be ready to register their group when the online registration opens on April 10.  Please see the email with all of the details for advertising that was sent to all congregation offices and rostered ministers HERE 
  • Registration will be open: April 10 – May 1.

Offering Designation - offerings collected at our Gathering Worships will be shared as follows:

  • 1/3 to Lutheran World Relief - Earthquake Response
  • 1/3 to Lutheran Community Services - Refugee & Immigrant Services
  • 1/3 to Bishop's Caring Fund - supports Rostered Ministers with financial help

This is our schedule for each Saturday:

  • 8:30-9:00 Check In & Fellowship
  • 9:00-10:00 Worship
  • 10:00-10:15 Break/Transition Time
  • 10:15-11:15 Forum 1
  • 11:15-11:30 Break/Transition Time
  • 11:30-12:30 Forum 2
  • 12:30-1:30 Lunch
  • 1:30 -1:45 Break/Transition Time
  • 1:45-2:45 Forum 3
  • 2:45-3:00 Break/Transition Time
  • 3:00-3:30 Re-gathering & Closing 

If you are interested in helping with the day-of logistics, please contact Susan in the synod office!

Thank you to Laura Sasaki Norton for our lovely logo this year! Connect with Laura's art here: or on Insatgram @lettersaloft