Synod Assembly 2023

“In [Jesus] all things in heaven and on earth were created, things visible and invisible…all things have been created through him and for him. [Jesus] himself is before all things, and in him all things hold together. [Jesus] is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that he might come to have first place in everything” (Colossians 1:16-18). 

Thank you to those who attended the North/West Lower Michigan Synod’s 2023 Synod Assembly May 7-9, 2023 at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Mt. Pleasant, MI!

A selection of videos is available on YouTube.

Workshop Handouts

Election Results

Assembly Book 

The Assembly Book is a series of pdf documents, broken into sections, provided below. Printed copies will not be provided at Synod Assembly. The most current edition of the Assembly Book will always be posted here. 

Section A

  • Rules of Organization and Procedure
  • Synod Assembly Committees
  • Agenda
  • Churchwide Representative Information
  • Workshops
  • Display Tables
  • Offering Designations

Section B

  • Greeting from Presiding Bishop Eaton
  • Report of the Bishop
  • Indeed, Bishop Satterlee is Legally Blind
  • Visitation Report
  • Roster Changes
  • Report of the Vice President
  • Synod Council Roster
  • Summary of Executive Committee and Synod Council Actions
  • Anniversary Recognitions

Section C

  • Candidacy Committee 
  • Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry
  • Environmental Task Force Survey
  • Global Mission Table
  • New and Renewing Mission Table
  • Publicly Engaged Church Table
  • Paul E. Trapp Memorial Endowment Fund

Section D

  • Living Water Ministries
  • Samaritas
  • Trinity Lutheran Seminary
  • ELCA Foundation
  • ELCA Mission Investment Fund
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
  • Portico Benefit Services
  • 1517 Media

Section E

Section F

Section G