The synod board met via ZOOM recently and discussed the upcoming Fall Leadership Event and the Conference Fall Gatherings. The decisions made are below.
- Fall Leadership Event (scheduled for Gloria Dei Lutheran, Redwood Falls for Sat., Aug. 22, 2020) This event is CANCELLED.
- Conference Fall Gatherings……the synod board strongly recommends that you as conferences CANCEL the Fall Gatherings. Crow River, Scenic Valley, Lakeland, Prairie and Shetek Conferences have already cancelled.
These recommendations come in light of Gloria Dei not being available to outside groups due to the COVID-19. Also, churchwide organization strongly suggests that NO in-person EVENTS be held through the end of the year for the synods. And the synod board members were just not comfortable putting the health and safety of our women in jeopardy.
There will be NO LWR COLLECTION in our synod through the end of the year. So, if units or conferences have been collecting LWR items and you want them to get to St. Paul warehouse – that has to be up to each individual group to figure that out. Your other option is hang onto the items and bring them to the 2021 Convention. Go to LWR.org and search for the phone number of the St. Paul warehouse.We thank you for your understanding and patience as these decisions do not come easily or lightly. We all continue to pray for the health and safety of all people during this pandemic.