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2016 synod assembly

We are excited to invite you to your
2016 Synod Assembly!
June 10-11, 2016
Gustavus Adolphus College,St. Peter, MN
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upcoming events:

Below is a list of all the upcoming synod events. Click here for more event information.

Grace-based Evangelizing
April 14, 2016

Healthy Congregations
May 7, 2016

PSST Retreat
April 14-15, 2016

SW MN Synod Assembly
June 10-11, 2016


We have exciting news for our life together and for enhancing and using the God-given talents of lay people and pastors throughout our congregations. 

Southwestern Minnesota Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America(ELCA) Receives Major Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

The Lilly Endowment Inc. of Indianapolis, one of America's major private foundations, has awarded a grant of $500,000 to the Southwestern Minnesota Synod ELCA, under the Endowment's National Initiative to Address Economic Challenges
Facing Pastoral Leaders.
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