Hey Coco, what is a synod assembly?
Each spring, synods gather in assembly to lift up and celebrate ministries and address the official business of the synod. The Assembly is this synod’s highest legislative authority, limited only by the constitution and bylaws of the synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the assembly’s own resolutions. Assembly is also a cherished time when we gather from across the synod to reconnect with friends, meet new ones, and share what it means to be the body of Christ.
Got it, now when is the assembly so I can check my calendar?
May 19-20th at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines
Sweet, I’m free! Can I go?
In accordance with S7.21 of the synod constitution, voting member to the Assembly are the following:
1. All rostered individuals in the synod.
2. The formula for congregational representation for the synod assembly is: two voting members elected by each congregation (one male, one female) plus an additional lay voting member for every 500 baptized members over 75 (ie: 1250=1 additional, 2250+3 additional, etc.)
3. Members of the Synod Council.
*All assembly voting members must be voting members of their congregations.
*For broader representation, only one member per household is preferred.
*The total lay delegation from any congregation must be, as nearly as possible, 50% male and 50% female.
There is also the option to go as a visitor to give the opportunity to others to observe the assembly process.
But where will I sleep?
Hotel rooms for the Southeastern Iowa Synod Assembly have been reserved at the Sheraton Hotel, 1800 50th St., West Des Moines, IA at a special rate of $107.00 plus tax for either a single or a double room. Rooms will be released on Wednesday, April 19, 2017. After this date we can not guarantee availability or price. You can make your reservations online. Click the “hotel reservation” text to reserve your hotel rooms now.
Where do I register and reserve rooms?
For more information and to register as a voting member or visitor please visit the Southeastern Iowa Synod website.