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Synod Assembly

June 1-3, 2017
Country Springs Hotel
Pewaukee, WI

 

Bishop’s Report 2017

Bishop's Report 2017
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Overview of Assembly

Overview of Assembly 2017
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Bishop Paul’s Sermon

Bishop Paul's Sermon
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Table Conversations on Congregational Listening

Table Conversations on Congregational Listening
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The number of lay voting members your congregation elects depends on the number of baptized members (not voting or confirmed members) in the congregation. Lay voting members from larger congregations should be as evenly divided between female and male as possible.

  • All congregations, regardless of size, may elect at least two lay voting members to the Synod Assembly, normally one of whom shall be male and one female.
  • Congregations with 750 through 1,249 baptized members may elect a third lay voting member.
  • One additional lay voting member may be added for each additional 500 baptized members of the congregation. So, for example, a congregation with 1,250 to 1,749 baptized members would elect four lay voting members, one with 1,750 to 2,249 baptized members would elect five, and so on.

Opportunities to Serve
Over the next few months a number of synod positions will be filled. The Greater Milwaukee Synod is looking for individuals willing to consider service for these positions, which include synod vice president and treasurer, and on the synod council and the nominating and consultation committees. We urge you to prayerfully consider service for any of these positions. All positions require submission of a nominating form, which is available here or in the resources box below on this webpage. Nomination forms should be mailed to Mary Romskog, Greater Milwaukee Synod, 1212 S. Layton Blvd, Milwaukee, WI 53215.

 Synod Vice President (lay, full term: 9/1/17 – 8/31/21)
The synod’s vice president is a layperson whose service includes chairing the synod council, and serving as a member of the board of Outreach for Hope. The vice president also serves as a voting member of the Churchwide Assembly (next assembly is August 2019). The term of service is four years, with re-election to a second term possible.

Synod Treasurer (lay or clergy, full term: 9/1/17 – 8/31/21)
The synod’s treasurer is a layperson or clergyperson whose service includes management of the monies and accounts of this synod. The term of service is four years, with re-election to a second term possible.

 Synod Council (3 openings listed below)
The Synod Council shall be the board of directors of this synod and shall serve as its interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly.

  • At Large, Lay Male, Person of Color (partial term: Synod Assembly 2017 – 8/31/2019) 
  • Youth (full term: 9/1/17 – 8/31/19)
  • Young Adult (full term: 9/1/17 – 8/31/21)

Consultation Committee (4 openings listed below)
The role of the consultation committee is spelled out in detail in chapter 20 of the ELCA’s constitution, focusing on working to resolve conflicts within the synod and in congregations. The term of service is six years and members may not be elected to consecutive terms.

  • Clergy – 2 openings (full term: 9/1/17 – 8/31/23)
  • Lay Female (full term: 9/1/17 – 8/31/23)
  • Lay Male (full term: 9/1/17 – 8/31/23)

 Nominating Committee (4 openings listed below)

  • At Large, Clergy (partial term: now – Synod Assembly 2017)
  • At Large, Clergy (full term: Synod Assembly 2017 – Synod Assembly 2020)
  • At Large, Lay Female (partial term: now – Synod Assembly 2018)
  • At Large, Lay Male (partial term: now – Synod Assembly 2019)

Kenosha/West Racine Cluster Nominees

  • Synod Council (lay male, full term: 9/1/17-8/31/21)
  • Nominating Committee (lay male, partial term: now – Synod Assembly 2019)

Lake Country Cluster Nominees

  • Synod Council (lay male, partial term: now – 8/31/19)
  • Nominating Committee (lay male, partial term:  now – Synod Assembly 2017)
  • Nominating Committee (clergy, full term:  Synod Assembly 2017 – Synod Assembly 2020)

Milwaukee 1 Cluster Nominees

  • Synod Council (lay female, partial term: now-8/31/17)
  • Synod Council (clergy, full term:  9/1/17-8/31/21)
  • Nominating Committee (lay female, partial term:  now – Synod Assembly 2017)
  • Nominating Committee (lay male, full term:  Synod Assembly 2017 – Synod Assembly 2020)

Milwaukee 2 Cluster Nominees

  • Synod Council (lay female, full term:  9/1/17-8/31/21)
  • Nominating Committee (lay female, partial term:  now – Synod Assembly 2018)

 Milwaukee 3 Cluster Nominees

  •  Nominating Committee (lay female, partial term: now – Synod Assembly 2019)
  • Milwaukee 4 Cluster Nominees
  • Nominating Committee (clergy, partial term: now – Synod Assembly 2017)
  • Nominating Committee (lay female, full term: Synod Assembly 2017 – Synod Assembly 2020) 

Northern Lakeshore Cluster Nominees

  • Synod Council (clergy, full term:- 9/1/17 – 8/31/21)
  • Nominating Committee (clergy, partial term:  now – Synod Assembly 2018) 

Northwest Cluster Nominees

  • Synod Council (lay male, full term:- 9/1/17 – 8/31/21)
  • Nominating Committee (clergy, partial term:  now – Synod Assembly 2019) 

Racine Cluster Nominees

  •  Synod Council (lay male, full term:- 9/1/17 – 8/31/21)
  • Nominating Committee (lay female, partial term:  now – Synod Assembly 2018)

 Waukesha Cluster Nominees

  • Nominating Committee (lay male, partial term:  now – Synod Assembly 2018)

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Synod Assembly 2017 - Resolutions

Original 2017 SA Resolution 1 - Prison Congregation And Prison ReformSynod Assembly 2017 - Resolutions59.4 KiB
Original 2017 SA Resolution 2 - Recognition Of David LarsonSynod Assembly 2017 - Resolutions178.6 KiB
Original 2017 SA Resolution 3 - Sanctuary SynodSynod Assembly 2017 - Resolutions173.3 KiB
Original 2017 SA Resolution 4 - Housing March AnniversarySynod Assembly 2017 - Resolutions188.8 KiB
Revised 2017 SA Resolution 1 - Prison Congregation And Prison ReformSynod Assembly 2017 - Resolutions84.3 KiB
Revised 2017 SA Resolution 3 - Sanctuary SynodSynod Assembly 2017 - Resolutions79.0 KiB
Revised 2017 SA Resolution 4 - Housing AnniversarySynod Assembly 2017 - Resolutions83.9 KiB

Synod Assembly 2017 - Resources

2017 Assembly Rules 2017 02 02 ProposedSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources188.6 KiB
2017 Nomination Form With InstructionsSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources599.1 KiB
2017-Guidelines For ResolutionsSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources535.4 KiB
Cluster Assembly Bulletin InsertSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources83.4 KiB
Commanding a MovementSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources5.2 MiB
Constitution And Bylaw ChangesSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources196.0 KiB
Dwelling in the WordSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources170.9 KiB
Learning Communities IntroSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources657.0 KiB
Synod Assembly Permission SlipSynod Assembly 2017 - Resources395.1 KiB
Synod Assembly Supplement 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Resources10.3 MiB
Synod Council Job Description 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Resources30.3 KiB

Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports

2016 Synod Assembly Resolution Actions StatusSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports44.0 KiB
2017 Churchwide Synod Assembly Letter EnglishSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports189.4 KiB
2017 Churchwide Synod Assembly Letter SpanishSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports191.4 KiB
2017 Joint Report-LSTC and WartburgSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports177.6 KiB
2017 Synod Assemblies Churchwide ReportSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports4.1 MiB
2107 Diakonia ReportSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports41.8 KiB
Carthage-College-2017-ReportSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports67.3 KiB
Financial Report - Synod Assembly 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports224.2 KiB
LOPPW Annual Report 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports185.9 KiB
LSS Annual Report 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports2.6 MiB
Lutheran-Planned-Giving-Report-2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports94.3 KiB
Lutherdale 2017 ReportSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports59.6 KiB
Nominating Committee Report 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports14.9 KiB
Portico Report 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports144.2 KiB
Report On The 2014 Resolution 2 On Synod AssemblySynod Assembly 2017 - Reports32.7 KiB
ROSTER TRANSITIONS SINCE THE 2016 ASSEMBLYSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports31.4 KiB
Status Of 2016 Resolution 4 - Invest In The Holy LandSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports15.7 KiB
Synod Council Exective Committee ReportsSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports91.9 KiB
Synod Council Report 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports425.5 KiB
Vice President ReportSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports16.0 KiB
Wartburg College Report 2017Synod Assembly 2017 - Reports233.1 KiB
Wisconsin Council Of Churches Annual ReportSynod Assembly 2017 - Reports285.7 KiB