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Schedule

CWA Worship service

Schedules (at-a-glance)

This overview schedule for the churchwide assembly can be seen below. Please note that the full, detailed schedule has been provided within Guidebook. Check the app for updates, schedule and/or room changes.


Churchwide Assembly Schedule

Monday, Aug. 8
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Registration desk open – Outside Hall B
12:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Nominations desk open – Outside Hall B
1:00 p.m.
Vendor/Exhibitor space open – Hall B
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
PLENARY SESSION ONE – Hall C
9:45 p.m.

Deadline for removal from en bloc of responses to synodical memorials
Deadline for substitute responses to synodical memorial

Tuesday, Aug. 9
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Registration desk open – Outside Hall B
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Nominations desk open – Outside Hall B
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION TWO – Hall C
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Bible study – La Nouvelle Orleans
2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. PLENARY SESSION THREE – Hall C
6:00 p.m. Dinner – Multicultural/Persons of Color Voting Members Dinner
7:00 p.m. Evening activities
Wednesday, Aug. 10
7:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Registration desk open – Outside Hall B
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PLENARY SESSION FOUR – Hall C
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall
12:00 p.m. Lunch – Hall B
1:15 p.m. Bible study – La Nouvelle Orleans
2:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. PLENARY SESSION FIVE – Hall C
6:30 p.m. Dinner on own
  Registration for Grace Gathering – Outside Hall B
7:00 p.m.
Opening session for Grace Gathering – La Nouvelle Orleans
Thursday, Aug. 11
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Registration desk open – Outside Hall B
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PLENARY SESSION SIX – Hall C
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall
12:00 p.m.
God's Grace in Action Afternoon - completed by 4:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Grace Gathering Workshops
4:30 p.m.
Dinner on own
Friday, Aug. 12
7:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Registration desk open – Outside Hall B
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. PLENARY SESSION SEVEN – Hall C 
 8:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Grace Gathering Workshops
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall 
12:00 p.m.
Lunch – Hall B 
1:15 p.m.
Bible study – La Nouvelle Orleans 
2:15 p.m.
500th Anniversary Keynote Speaker – La Nouvelle Orleans 
 3:30 p.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Grace Gathering Workshops
3:45 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. PLENARY SESSION EIGHT – Hall C 
6:00 p.m.
News Conference
 6:45 p.m.
Dinner followed by a celebratory program – La Nouvelle Orleans
Saturday, Aug. 13
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Registration desk open – Outside Hall B
 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall 
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
PLENARY SESSION NINE – Hall C 
10:30 a.m. Closing sessions for Grace Gathering – La Nouvelle Orleans
   
Please note that many events will be in conjunction with the Grace Gathering event. Schedule subject to change. Full schedule available in Guidebook.

Worship Schedule

Monday, Aug. 8
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall
Tuesday, Aug. 9
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall
Wednesday, Aug. 10

11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall
Thursday, Aug. 11
11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall

Including order for Sending Out for Mission
Friday, Aug. 12
11:00 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.
HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall
Saturday, Aug. 13
 
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. HOLY COMMUNION – Great Hall 


Please note that many events will be in conjunction with the Grace Gathering event. Schedule subject to change. Full schedule available in Guidebook.

Bible Study Schedule

Tuesday, Aug. 9
1:15 p.m. Bible study – La Nouvelle Orleans
Wednesday, Aug. 10
1:15 p.m. Bible study – La Nouvelle Orleans
Friday, Aug. 12
1:15 p.m.
Bible study – La Nouvelle Orleans


Please note that many events will be in conjunction with the Grace Gathering event. Schedule subject to change. Full schedule available Guidebook.


Leymah Gbowee

Keynote speaker: Fri., Aug. 12, 2:15p
Leymah GboweePhoto: Michael Angelo for Wonderland
Nobel Peace Prize winner and ELCA International Leaders scholarship recipient

Hear Nobel Peace Prize winner and ELCA International Leaders scholarship recipient Leymah Gbowee. Her inspirational message will remind us of the confidence we share in God's mercy through Christ. As a Lutheran Christian, she is called to the work of the Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa and Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace. | Friday, Aug. 12, 2:15 p.m.




CITY

Host City: New Orleans

In August of 2016, voting members will experience the culturally rich city of New Orleans, Louisiana.


resources

Churchwide Assembly Resources

Download information, pdf, forms pertaining to ELCA's Churchwide Assembly.


GUIDEBOOK

2016 Churchwide Assembly Guidebook

Attendees can search for sessions by keyword and create personal to-do lists. | Guidebook FAQ.

 


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