Synod Assembly

2024 Synod Assembly

The Southwestern Minnesota Synod Assembly was held June 7-8. The assembly gathered both online and onsite at Gustavus Adolphus College, St Peter. The theme of the Assembly was, “one body in Christ,” which was present throughout the weekend.

Romans 12:5 -“So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another.” NRSV.

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Thank you for gathering in the room and online, united by the Assembly theme, “One Body in Christ” (Romans 12:5). This Assembly once again represented a “first.” In 2020, an Assembly was cancelled for the first time due to COVID. The 2021 Assembly, which included the bishop election, was conducted entirely online. Assembly 2022 was cancelled due to lack of quorum and still-confusing masking guidelines. Last year, the Assembly finally met fully in person. And 2024 marked the first hybrid Assembly – ever! Thank you for being part of yet another “first.” As we walk together in life and in the church, “firsts” are our new normal. Thanks be to God and to you for the joy of being “synod” together. 

Synod Assembly Coordinator

Tamara Schacher
Admin. Assistant to Bishop Dee Pederson
[email protected]
507.627.9041 (Direct Line) 507.430.2367 (Cell)

Photos from the 2024 Synod Assembly.
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