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2022 Metro D.C. Synod Assembly

JUNE 10-11, 2022

We are excited to announce the 2022 Synod Assembly is being held in-person on June 10 – 11, 2022! We will gather at the College Park Marriott for a time to explore what it means to be Rooted in Jesus and to what we are being called to as congregations of the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod.

The assembly will begin with attendee check-in and opening worship on Friday, June 10 and will end on Saturday, June 11 by 6:00pm.

We are excited to plan for an event that will bring the synod back together again while carefully considering the health implications of such an event.

Assembly Location

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center

3501 University Blvd. E,
Hyattsville, MD 20783

Rooms will be available for all attendees for a nightly fee of $149 plus applicable taxes/fees for a deluxe king room. If you wish to stay at the hotel, you will need to book your room directly with Marriott at the link below. Your reservation must be made by May 6 in order to get the group room rate. 

Group 301

Friday, June 10

9:00 AM | Registration Opens
10:00 AM | Orientation for New Voting Members
11:00 AM | Opening Worship
11:30 AM | Plenary Session 1
12:30 PM | Lunch & Workshops
1:50 PM | Plenary Session 2
3:30 PM | Break
4:00 PM | Plenary Sessions 3 – 6
6:30 PM | Dinner
7:30 PM | Evening Service & Fellowship

Saturday, June 11

8:00 AM | Registration Opens
8:00 – 9:30 AM | Breakfast
9:00 AM | Morning Worship
10:00 AM | Plenary Session 7
10:45 AM | Workshops
Noon | Lunch & Workshops
1:30 PM | Plenary Session 8
2:30 PM | Closing Worship & Installations


All voting members and rostered ministers should be registered for the 2022 Synod Assembly. If you have any questions about your registration – please reach out to the synod assembly team at


Help create our visual space and surround those in attendance with hopes and dreams from around the synod.

You are invited to use one of the leaf templates provided or create your own leaf (using an 8×11 size paper) and write or draw a hope, prayer, or dream for the synod.

We ask that these leaves are brought to the assembly so they can be added to the branches of our tree backdrop.

This is something that congregation members of any age can participate in as part of our gathering.


The Rev. R. Guy Erwin, Ph.D

President, United Lutheran Seminary

The Rev. Dr. R. Guy Erwin was appointed president of United Lutheran Seminary and Ministerium of Pennsylvania Chair and Professor of Reformation Studies on August 1, 2020. Prior to this appointment, he was fourth bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

From 2000 until his election as synod bishop in 2013, President Erwin held the Gerhard and Olga J. Belgum Chair in Lutheran Confessional Theology at California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks. At Cal Lutheran, he taught in the Religion and History departments, served as faculty chair for two years, and directed the university’s Segerhammar Center for Faith and Culture.


All congregations are invited to include this Blessing for the Assembly and Voting Members during their worship service the week prior to the assembly.

We will also be using Setting 11 of the All Creation Sings during the Saturday morning Eucharist service and one of the songs we will be singing is “May This Church Be like a Tree.” Here is a beautiful version by the choir of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Geneva.

Congregations are invited to use these resources in their own contexts leading up to the assembly.