2020 SYNOD ASSEMBLY

In light of the pandemic of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)
we are carefully monitoring the situation and will be making a final
decision on whether the assembly will be cancelled/postpond.

Embracing God's Future

Thirty-third Annual Arkansas-Oklahoma Synod Assembly

May 1-3, 2020

For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, Plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.
— Jeremiah 29:11

Assembly Agenda

Friday, May 1, 2020


12:00-2:00 PM

  • Synod Assembly Registration — Small Parking lot, left enterance
12:00 PM
  • Executive Committee Meets — Bishop's Office
1:00 PM
  • Reference and Counsel Committee Orientation — Conference Room
  • Elections Committee Orientation — Downstairs Conference Room
  • Rehearsal for Opening Procession— Ascension Chapel




Assembly Session 1


2:00-2:15 PM

  • Litany and Order for the Opening of the Assembly
2:15-2:45 PM
  • Welcome, Instructions and Introductions
2:45-3:00 PM
  • Introduction to the Theme
  • Announcements
3:00-3:30 PM
  • Break
3:30-3:45 PM
  • Grace Note
3:45-4:45 PM
  • Keynote:Nostalgia and Yearning – Embracing the Past Bishop Mike Girlinghouse
4:45-5:25 PM
  • Mission Partners
5:25-5:30 PM
  • Announcements
  • Table Prayer
5:30-7:00 PM
  • Dinner – Jordan Hall




Assembly Session 2


6:30-7:00 PM

  • Worship Rehearsal Ascension Chapel
7:15 PM
  • Evening Eucharist




Saturday, May 2, 2020


  • Breakfast on your own
7:30 AM
  • Registration Continues
NOTE: All nominations from the floor and all “late” resolutions must be submitted in writing to Secretary Jona Burnett by 9:00 AM.




Assembly Session 3


8:00-8:15 AM

  • Morning Prayer
8:15-9:45 AM
  • Anniversaries and Recognitions
  • Business Session
    • Registration and Credentials Report
    • ELCA Churchwide Report
    • Report of the Director of Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop for Youth and Family Ministry
    • Report of the Bishop
10:00 AM
  • LYO Gathering Second Floor Conference Room
9:45 – 10:00 AM
  • Break
10:00-10:15 AM
  • Grace Note
10:15-11:15 AM
  • Keynote: Who Are We Now? Embracing the Present – Pr. Ruben Duran Director of Congregational Vitality, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
11:15-11:35 AM
  • Registration and Credentials Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
    • Report on Synod Mission Budget FYE2020 (2019)
    • Revised Synod Mission Budget FYE2021 (2020)
    • Proposed Synod Mission Budget FYE2022 (2021)
11:35 AM -12:00 PM
  • Elections – First Ballot
  • Announcements
  • Table Prayer
12:00-1:30 PM Lunch – Jordan Hall 1:30 PM
  • Ministry Fair and Display Set-up (Through 4:00 PM)




Assembly Session 4


1:30-2:30 PM

  • Workshops
2:30-2:45 PM
  • Break
2:45-3:15 PM
  • Feedback from Workshops – Open Sharing Ascension Chapel
3:15-4:30 PM
  • Business Session
  • Registration and Credentials Report
  • Elections – Second Ballot (If Necessary)
  • Reports
  • Resolutions
  • Announcements
  • Table Prayer
4:30-6:30 PM
  • Mission and Ministry Fair
6:30-7:30 PM
  • Dinner Jordan Hall
7:30-8:00 PM
  • Evening Prayer
8:00-9:00 PM
  • Fellowship Time




Sunday, May 3, 2020


Breakfast on your own.




Assembly Session 5


8:15-8:45 AM

  • Worship Rehearsal Ascension Chapel
9:00-10:15 AM
  • Sunday Eucharist
  • Announcements
10:15-10:30 AM
  • Break




Assembly Session 6


10:30-10:45 AM

  • Grace Note
10:45-11:45 AM
  • Keynote: Remembering Forward – Embracing God’s Future Bishop Mike Girlinghouser
11:45-12:00 PM
  • Announcements
  • Table Prayer
12:00-1:30 PM
  • Lunch Jordan Hall




Assembly Session 7


1:30-2:45 PM

  • Business Session
  • Registration and Credentials Report
  • Reports
  • Resolutions
  • Unfinished Business
2:45-3:00 PM
  • Litany and Order for the Closing of the Assembly
Following Assembly
  • Synod Council Meeting Second Floor Conference Room




SYNOD ASSEMBLY 2021


Theme:

April 30-May 2, 2021

See YOU there!





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