• One-Page Guide to the Pre-Assembly Report (PDF)
  • Complete Pre-Assembly Report: All Sections (PDF)
  • Section 1: A Preparatory Guide to the 2017 Synod Assembly (PDF)
    • Section 1 includes introductory information, maps, nominations, resolutions, and all budget information.
    • Here’s a link to the full 2018 Minimum Compensation Guidelines which will be voted on in Resolution 2017-01.
  • Section 2: Learning Event (PDF)
    • Section 2 will orient you to the Learning Event taking place on Saturday, May 6, in the afternoon. Look over speaker biographies and workshop descriptions!
  • Section 3: Our Synod Story: Reports from Tables, Teams, and Committees (PDF)
    • Section 3 of this year’s report highlights the way the Spirit has been at work through our synod structure. Read summaries from our tables, teams, and committees as well as Office of the Bishop staff members and conference deans.
  • Section 4: Ordination Anniversaries and Retirements (PDF)
    • This booklet highlights the 42 individuals who are celebrating retirements & ordination anniversaries. All participants submitted photos and responded to the prompt “Where have you recently witnessed the movement of the Holy Spirit?”
  • Section 5: Worship Resources for Congregational Use (PDF)
    • This section contains all of the worship materials that will be used at this year’s assembly. Please contact Rev. Emily Carson, Director of Communications, at carson@semnsynod.org or 507-280-9457 if there are additional formats of these materials that would be most convenient for you. Assembly voting members will receive a worship booklet in their packets at assembly as well. If you would like a DVD of the sermon, please email Kari MacIver at maciver@semnsynod.org.
      • Pre-recorded video version of Bishop Delzer’s sermon for May 7, 2017 (Youtube)
      • Music video Bishop Delzer refers to (Youtube)
        • Copyright through EMI Christian Music and Capitol CMG Publishing
      • Written version of Bishop Delzer’s sermon for May 7, 2017 (PDF)
      • Streaming account where the assembly’s live worship service can be viewed from 8:30am-9:30am on May 7, 2017 (link coming soon)
  • Section 6: Reports from Ministry Partners (PDF)
    • Section 6 contains annual reports from our ministry partners. As they come in, they will be added to the website here.

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