Saturday, May 11

9 AM - 5:30 PM

Mayo Clinic Health System Event Center
Mankato, MN

The 2024 Offering

The Synod Assembly offering is an annual opportunity for the people and congregations of the synod to participate in a collective act of generosity.
  • Continuous Growth Pathway is an outreach ministry of Gustavus Adolphus College that serves rostered ministers in the two synods of southern Minnesota by providing impactful learning programs and opportunities for meaningful colleague relationships. (Learn more.)

  • Region 3 Archives is a partnership of the synods of Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Located at Luther Seminary, the archives constitute one of the largest collections of American Lutheran material in the United States. In addition to housing a treasure trove of historic materials, the archives are also staffed with gifted church leaders available to support congregations and synods preparing for special anniversaries and other historic occasions. (Learn more.)

  • Luther Seminary is an educational institution preparing lay leaders and rostered ministers for Christian communities. Luther Seminary is leading faithful innovation for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ in a rapidly changing world. (Learn more.)

Your giving through the event offering helps the synod to meet its budgeted 2024 financial commitments to these ministry partners.

The goal is to raise $20,000 during the assembly offering; thank you for preparing for the offering in advance as we seek to reach this goal together. You may give online anytime at Online Giving (select the fund 'Synod Assembly Offering'), and you may also bring your gift along to the assembly to offer during the worship service. An offering envelope will be included in your welcome packet when you arrive on Saturday.

  • Any person or congregation may give online anytime at Online Giving (select the fund 'Synod Assembly Offering')
  • A gift can be brought to the assembly to offer during the worship service. An offering envelope will be included in your welcome packet when you arrive on Saturday.
  • If you are interested in contributing in a way not listed above, please reach out to the synod's Director of Evangelical Mission, Rev. Emily Carson.

Pre-Assembly Report

Click here to view or download the 2024 Pre-Assembly Report.
Click here to view or download the Nominations Addendum to the Pre-Assembly Report.

  • The report was updated on May 6. Ensure you have the most current version ready by checking the bottom left corner of the cover for the version date.
  • The Nominations Addendum (two pages) was made available on May 10. This includes nominee information that was erroneously not included in the original Pre-Assembly Report.
  • All attendees are encouraged to download a copy that they have access to during the assembly.
  • No print copies will be provided.
  • Contents include the proposed agenda, proposed spending plan, assembly rules, election and nomination details, internal and external reports, celebrations, and more.

Nominations

  • Find all the information you need regarding nominations for Synod Assembly, including the workbook and forms, by clicking here.
  • A sample ballot and nominee biography information can be found in the Pre-Assembly Report on pages 24-30.

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Meal Choices

Below, you will find details regarding the meal choices available to you during online registration.

Box Lunches: Served with potato chips and a cookie.

  • Chicken Schwarma Sandwich – Marinated chicken served in pocket bread with tomatoes, lettuce, and signature garlic aioli sauce.
  • Ham Sandwich – Slices of ham with lettuce, tomato, and cheese, served on wheatberry bread.
  • Turkey Sandwich – Slices of turkey with lettuce, tomato, and cheese, served on wheatberry bread.
  • Falafel Sandwich (Vegetarian option) – Crispy falafel balls served in pocket bread with tomatoes, lettuce, and signature garlic aioli sauce.

Salad Lunch: Gluten-free and does not include a cookie.

  • Chef Salad (Gluten-free) – Mixed salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, rolled turkey, roast beef and ham, cheese, and homemade ranch dressing.

Announcements

Displays and Vendors

  • The Policy for Displays can be found here.
  • Display space at this event is limited. If your ministry or organization is interested in having space at this assembly, you may fill out the application by April 27. (The link has been removed as the deadline is passed.)