The 2022 Synod Assembly will be Saturday, June 4, 9am-4pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, Lynnwood

  • We will gather under the theme: Abound in 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. (Rom 15:13)
  • The day will include worship, reports from synod and churchwide leaders, elections, resolutions, and ministry anniversary celebrations. 
Please keep in mind the following COVID Safety Protocols and Restrictions the Synod Council has determined:
  • All attendees are STRONGLY encouraged to take a test Saturday morning before arriving at the assembly!
  • All attendees must show proof of full COVID vaccination - our registration team will be greeting folks & checking for cards (or photo of card on your phone) on the patio before you enter the church and proceed to the check in tables.
  • Masks will be required for all participants while indoors.
  • NOTE: Only registered voting members, observers, and visitors will be allowed on site.
  • Visitors are invited to watch our livestream HERE.
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REGISTRATION 
  • Registration closed on May 1. NO on-site registrations will be allowed.
  • All Voting Members and Observers are receiving emails on the Thursdays leading up to assembly.
  • Have questions about your registration? Email Susan in the synod office.
  • Need to send an alternate - do so by 12noon on Mon., May 30 - by emailing Susan in the synod office.
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Pre-Assembly ONLINE Meetings - get registered now!
  • Voting Members & Observers, please pre-register for these remaining online pre-assembly events!
  • May 23 - 6pm - Orientation - Register HERE
  • May 25 - 6pm - Budget Hearing - Register HERE
  • We will record each of these and post here on this page for those unable to join live

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CHECK IN at the ASSEMBLY
  • The CHECK IN desk will be open at 8am, please plan to carpool and arrive before 8:30am to get checked in and ready to begin with worship promptly at 9am. We'll have coffee, tea & sparkling water for you to enjoy while you meet and greet each other!
  • Bring your proof of vaccination (card or photo on phone)
  • Bring your (high quality) mask
  • Bring a covered coffee mug and/or water bottle
  • Bring your meeting materials - you may either  print out the mateirals (all materials are posted here as they become available) OR download the Guidebook App.
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Materials for the Assembly
  • THANK YOU for taking time to review all of the meeting materials on this webpage.  We will not be creating notebooks for attendees.  Instead, you are invited to print out the materials you wish to have on hand OR download our app to your smart phone or tablet.
Android and iOS users, download the Guidebook App: https://guidebook.com/g/nwwasynodassembly2022
  1. Tap the "Download" button to download the free Guidebook app
  2. Open Guidebook and you can find our "NW Washington Synod Assembly" guide
  3. Tap "Enter passphrase" and enter aboundinghope to download our guide
  4. Please do this ASAP, do NOT wait until you get to the assembly, as we want to limit wifi use in space due to bandwidth!

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AGENDA & RULES to guide our time together
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RESOLUTIONS 
  • Resolutions (and memorials) are one way to enable this church to address broad policy issues or issues important to God’s mission.  We received two resolutions for the assembly to consider:
  • Resolution A - Reparations & Land Return
  • Resolution B - Call for review of granting disability status to person experiencing Mental Illness
  • Thanks to those who attended the online hearing. For those unable to attend, HERE is a video of that session.
  • Learn more about the resolution/memorial process from the Secretary of the ELCA HERE.
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NOMINATIONS
  • We will be electing a Synod Vice President, a Synod Secretary, and 4 members to the Synod Council.
  • Find and review the updated Nominee Bios HERE - Our final version will be available on May 22!
  • Floor Nominations: according to our proposed standing rules, you have the opportunity to nominate yourself or any member of the synod “from the floor” for any position. 
  • In particular, we continue to seek a lay man for council who is a person of color or whose primary language is other than English.
  • All nominations are due by May 21 online HERE.
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Officer Reports
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ASSEMBLY OFFERING
During our Assembly Worship, we will be gathering an offering for these two designations:
  • Lutheran Community Services Northwest (to support refugees) 80%
  • Bishop's Caring Fund (supports rostered ministers needing financial assistance for scholarships, counseling, etc.) 20%
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Previous EMAILS to Assembly Registrants
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Synod Committee & Extended Ministry Partner Reports (NOTE: videos will be posted following the assembly)
  • Augsburg Fortress / 1517 Media - Report & Ten Things
  • Candidacy Committee Brochure
  • California Lutheran University - Video / Report 
  • Compass Housing Alliance - Report
  • ELCA Credit Union - Report
  • Lutheran Counseling Network - Video / Report 
  • Lutheran Disaster Repsonse - Video
  • Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Services - Video
  • Mission Investment Fund - Video / Report 
  • Pacific Lutheran University - Video
  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary - Video / Report 
  • Portico - Video / Report 
  • Trinity Education Foundation - Video
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Our Assembly Logo
Learn more about our logo artist, Bobbi Jo Cyr, HERE

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