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Get Inspired at Synod Assembly!

2023 Synod Assembly will take place on June 3 at Good Shepherd in Gaithersburg, MD.

In Person:
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
16420 S. Westland Dr
Gaithersburg, MD 20877


Meeting ID: 240 863 0251
Passcode: 4005
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You can view the draft agenda for Synod Assembly by clicking the button below. Registration begins at 7:45 AM.

2023_Synod_Assembly_PRE ASSEMBLY MTGS

You can view recordings from our Pre Assembly Meetings below, or on YouTube in the Synod Assembly 2023 playlist.

Town Hall- May 18, 2023
Mission Spending Plan- May 25, 2023
New Member Orientation- May 25, 2023
2023_Synod_Assembly_RELEVANT MATERIALS

There are two options to view the Synod Annual Report- a condensed version is available in the Google Doc linked below. All relevant materials are linked, and will open when you click on the hyperlinks.

The Compiled Synod Annual Report is all of the materials in one PDF document- this version is better suited for desktop use as the document is large.

Memorials and Resolutions

Submit all resolutions or memorials to: Synod Council Secretary Ms. Barbara Bilodeau at and Reference & Counsel Chair, the Rev. Mark Edwards at 

Before submission, be sure to review the memorials and resolutions guidelines, and the model resolution submission for formatting.

Proposed Memorials/Resolutions for Review

Proposed Amendment

Pursuant to S18.13.b. of the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, notice is hereby given that the Synod Council has approved a proposed amendment to these governing provisions.

This proposed amendment will be presented to the 2023 Synod Assembly, to be held June 3, 2023, and if adopted by a two-thirds vote at this Assembly, the amendments will become effective upon their subsequent ratification by the Churchwide Assembly or the Church Council.

You can view the proposed amendment here. Questions may be directed to Barbara A. Bilodeau, Secretary of the Synod, at

2023_Synod_Assembly_SYNOD NOMINATIONS
Nominations for Synod Council and Committee on Discipline

As we look forward to our Synod Assembly on June 3, we will vote to fill vacancies on our Synod Council and the Committee on Discipline. We are currently seeking nominations for candidates for the positions listed below, and we ask that you please prayerfully consider serving. Click on the buttons below for more information and/or contact our Nominating Committee chairperson at Please also fill out a candidate information form using the button below by May 1. Thank you!

Synod Council Vacancies
  • DC Conference- Layperson

  • Fairfax Conference- Rostered

  • Maryland Conference- Layperson

  • Maryland Conference- Rostered

  • Montgomery Conference- Rostered

  • Potomac Conference- Layperson

  • Potomac Conference- Rostered

  • Virginia Conference Layperson

  • At-Large Youth

Committee on Discipline
  • 1 Layperson

  • 2 Rostered

Land Acknowledgment for Synod Assembly

The Metro DC Synod wishes to acknowledge and honor the Piscataway peoples upon whose ancestral homelands we gather, as well all our Indigenous siblings who have and continue to care for this place – this land – and call it home.