Saturday, February 13, 2021
Join the Zoom meeting:
Meeting ID: 883 3807 5729
The first part of this gathering is a listening session with the LEAD consulting group. Here is a video about what they're looking for. https://youtu.be/Ro5nyN_4JAs Through their work, our synod leadership is hoping to learn how the future of our synod ministry has been affected by the past year’s pandemic.
The second part of the meeting is an election of people who we will send to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Ohio in the summer of 2022. We will nominate people in 3 categories: male layperson, layperson whose primary language is not English, and youth/young adult person.
The Churcwide Assembly is a twi-annual event where the standards and governance of our denomination are decided upon. Millions of Lutherans from around the United States and guests from Lutheran denominations around the world, gather for a week of learning and voting. If nominated to attend as a voting member of our synod, your trip is paid for in full. This is a pretty cool, unique, church experience.
If you or anyone you can think of at CGS would be interested, please contact Bob Blough or Jean Herriges as soon as possible. Or, call the church office.
The last part of the El Camino Real Conference Gathering is a sharing of what is happening in each of the congregations or ministries in our area. Come hear what your siblings in Christ are about these days.
Christ the Good Shepherd
Various editorials, articles, and other items of interest.