Synod Assembly 2021

Thank you to all who joined us for our first virtual Synod Assembly on May 15, 2021! A recording of the livestream and selected videos are available on the Synod’s YouTube channel.

Election results from the Synod Assembly are available below. Congratulations to those who were elected and thank you to all who were open and willing to serve! View Election Results.

Assembly Book

Section A: General Information

  • Rules of Organization and Procedure
  • Synod Assembly Committees
  • Agenda
  • Churchwide Representative Information

Section B: Staff and Officer Reports

  • Greetings from Presiding Bishop Eaton
  • Report of the Bishop
  • Indeed, Bishop Satterlee is Legally Blind
  • Roster Changes
  • Membership and Average Worship Attendance Comparison
  • Report of the Vice President
  • Synod Council Roster
  • Summary of Executive Committee and Synod Council Actions
  • Anniversary Recognitions

Section C: Synod Ministry Reports

  • Candidacy Committee
  • Equipping Leaders for Mission and Ministry
  • Global Mission Table
  • Matrix Campus Ministry
  • New and Renewing Mission Table
  • Publicly Engaged Church Table

Section D: Shared Ministry Reports

  • Living Water Ministries
  • Samaritas
  • Trinity Lutheran Seminary
  • Wittenberg University
  • ELCA Region 6 Archives
  • ELCA Fund for Leaders
  • ELCA Mission Investment Fund
  • Portico Benefit Services
  • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services

Section E: Constitution Amendments and Resolutions

  • Summary of Updates to the North/West Lower Michigan Synod Constitution
  • Resolution A: Toward a Creative, Dedicated Reduction of Disposable Plastics
    • In preparation for Synod Assembly, the Environmental Stewardship Task Force invites voting members to watch a short video on the issue of disposable plastics. Watch Now.
  • Resolution B: Responding to the Climate Emergency

Section F: Nominations

Section G: Financial Reports

Other Reports and Documents