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Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) Church Communications: What is it? By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org Communication is defined as the “expressing … Continue reading

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October issue: What is interim ministry?

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) Interim Ministry: What is it? By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org Interim ministry is an important and … Continue reading

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Community Clergy Training Program

August 22, 2017 Many active and reserve military personnel, veterans, and their family members reach out to clergy for help when they experience military-related challenges. Whether they are from rural communities, small towns, or cities, military veterans often depend on … Continue reading

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September Issue: What is FCTE?

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) First Call Theological Education (FCTE): What is it? By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org Ministry is … Continue reading

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August Issue: What is Global Mission?

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) Global Mission: What is it? By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org The three core priorities of … Continue reading

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July Issue: What is Call Process?

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) Call Process: What is it? By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org “Call process is one … Continue reading

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Resolution 2017.03

Dear Sisters & Brothers in Christ, Resolution 2017-03: “Support for the Palestinians: A Way to a Just Settlement” was adopted at our Synod Assembly in May 2017.  As the resolution suggests, I encourage you to consider carrying out the following … Continue reading

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SA2017 Infographic

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June Issue: 2017 Synod Assembly Highlights

PDF version of this document (link) We celebrated the 30th annual Southeastern Minnesota Synod Assembly on May 6-7, 2017 at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Voting members from the 174 congregations across the synod came together for the two-day … Continue reading

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May Issue: What is Leading Together?

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) Leading Together: What is it?  By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org The people of Juba, … Continue reading

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April 2017: Synod Assembly: What is it?

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) 2017 Synod Assembly: What is it?  By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org The people of … Continue reading

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Synod Assembly Promotional Materials

800 x 800 png of Assembly Logo (link) 1024 x 1009 jpg of Assembly Logo Image Only (link) 8.5 x 11 General Promotional Poster pdf (link) Learning Event Promotional materials (link)

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2017 Printable Registrations

Printable registration forms:  General registration for voters and visitors (PDF) Registration for those who are only attending the Saturday afternoon Learning Event (PDF) (registration is required)

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March 2017: What is the Faith Formation Network?

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) The Faith Formation Network: What is it? By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org One of … Continue reading

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From Bishop Delzer

January 31, 2017 Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, With regard to how we as the people of God relate to immigrants and refugees, Scripture is very clear: The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the … Continue reading

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Guidance for Worship Coverage on May 7, 2017

This year the Southeastern Minnesota Synod Assembly will take place on Saturday, May 6-Sunday, May 7. All active rostered leaders will be in attendance at that event which means congregations will need to arrange for worship leadership on Sunday, May … Continue reading

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February 2017: What is Candidacy?

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) Candidacy: What is it? By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org We all have unique gifts … Continue reading

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Dean of Retireds

DEAN OF RETIRED ROSTERED LEADERS Proposed Job Description  Purpose: The dean of retired rostered leaders shall support collegiality and communication among the retired rostered leaders of the SEMN Synod, and shall support communication between the retired rostered leaders and the … Continue reading

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Christmas 2016

“We Tell the Story Once Again” A Reflection Based on Luke 2:1-20 Once again we tell this amazing story, this story about God entering into our world, into our lives, into our hearts. It is a story with which we … Continue reading

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January 2017: Introducing the 2017 Series

Click here for the PDF format (As an alternative, you are invited to copy and paste the text below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform.) Introducing the 2017  “What is?” Series By Rev. Emily Carson carson@semnsynod.org This year the … Continue reading

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December 2016: Post-Election Guidance

Click here for the PDF format (as an alternative, please copy and paste the text & image below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform) A Transcript of the Video Message of Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the … Continue reading

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November 2016: Recognizing Racism and Privilege

Click here for the PDF format (as an alternative, please copy and paste the text & image below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform) Recognizing Racism and Privilege By Bishop Steven Delzer This may be one of the … Continue reading

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October 2016: Campus Ministry Sunday

Click here for the PDF format (as an alternative, please copy and paste the text & image below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform) The Southeastern Minnesota Synod includes two campus ministries and one student congregation. The campus … Continue reading

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September 2016: Life and the Labyrinth by Kathy Chatelaine

Click here for the PDF format (as an alternative, please copy and paste the text & image below directly into your bulletin, newsletter, or social media platform) Life and the Labyrinth By Kathy Chatelaine, Director for Global Mission/Companion Synods Have you ever walked … Continue reading

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Strong Center – Open Door: October 14-15

Click here for more information and online registration (coming soon).  In this 10th anniversary year of the publication of Evangelical Lutheran Worship you are invited to attend an event focusing on Lutheran worship in our current context. Pastors, musicians, lay leaders, and worship … Continue reading

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