2014 Synod Assembly

14synasm4002014 METRO D.C. SYNOD ASSEMBLY
“We are the church together.”

held Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, Fairfax Campus in Fairfax, Virginia

 

ADOPTED RESOLUTIONS

 

PHOTO ALBUM

 

LISTEN IN! Festive Worship Sermon

  • “Do you want to be made well?” – Preached by the Rev. Richard H. Graham based upon John 5:1-9 on June 20, 2014 (8 minutes)
    [audio:14synasmsermonaudio.mp3]download (right click)
  • EXCERPTS – Calling the man in the Gospel story who can’t get into the healing pool familiar, Bishop Graham observes that when Jesus asked, Do you want to be made well? the man went into an explanation of why he hadn’t taken care of getting into the pool himself. “We would rather talk about why we’re in trouble than ask Jesus to do something about it.” says Bishop Graham.
    “Jesus knows that left to our own devices we are likely to be pretty much stuck pretty much of the time,” says Bishop Graham. When Jesus asks our congregations Do you want to be made well? we are better off talking to our neighbors and talking to our own children. “Ask them what they think God wants from them. See if you can help,” says Bishop Graham. “Jesus is reaching into the world through us so that more and more people can come to realize how much he loves us all.”

ELECTIONS TO SYNOD LEADERSHIP

  • SYNOD COUNCIL SECRETARY
    • Kevin Anderson
  • SYNOD COUNCIL D.C. CONFERENCE CLERGY REPRESENTATIVE
    • The Rev. Thomas Knoll
  • SYNOD COUNCIL FAIRFAX CONFERENCE LAY REPRESENTATIVE
    • Nels Hendrickson
  • SYNOD COUNCIL MARYLAND CONFERENCE LAY REPRESENTATIVE
    • Magretta Williams
  • SYNOD COUNCIL MONTGOMERY CONFERENCE LAY REPRESENTATIVE
    • Thomas Kern
  • SYNOD COUNCIL POTOMAC CONFERENCE LAY REPRESENTATIVE
    • Desiree Jessimy
  • SYNOD COUNCIL VIRGINIA CONFERENCE -CLERGY REPRESENTATIVE
    • The Rev. Mark Edwards
  • SYNOD COUNCIL AT-LARGE LAY REPRESENTATIVE
    • Karen Consiglio
  • SYNOD COUNCIL AT-LARGE LAY ROSTERED REPRESENTATIVE
    • Kathy Garrison
  • SYNOD COUNCIL SYNODICAL WOMEN’S ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVE
    • Kathleen Meier
  • SYNOD COUNCIL YOUTH REPRESENTATIVE (1 year term)
    • not yet filled
  • CONSULTATION COMMITTEE CLERGY MEMBERS
    • The Rev. Thomas Knoll
    • The Rev. Jeanne Lowe
  • CONSULTATION COMMITTEE LAY MEMBERS
    • Barbara Topel
    • Kathryn Wahl

 

ADDITIONAL SYNOD ASSEMBLY DECISIONS

 

ALSO OF INTEREST

 

materialsbuttongifMaterials – The collection of materials reviewed in advance of our Synod Assembly gathering are still online.