Resources for Synod staff and worship planners
In the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the synodical bishops oversee the ministry of other pastors and congregations. Therefore, synods oversee the entry rites into rostered ministry (Ordination of Pastors, Commissioning of Associates in Ministry, and Consecration of Deaconnesses and Diaconal Ministers), the installation of rostered leaders, and the invitation of rostered leaders to serve in ministry in our ecumenical partner churches.
Download Ministry Rites for the entry and installation rites for rostered leaders including the installation of a bishop and an affirmation of call for a re-elected bishop.
New! Evangelical Lutheran Worship: Occasional Services for the Assembly
resources for Synod Assemblies that may be used now.Download the new synodical liturgies
for the Reception of a Congregation, Opening a Synod or Churchwide Assembly, Closing a Synod or Churchwide Assembly, and Installation of Synod or Churchwide Officers. These resources are also available on www.sundaysandseasons.com
and in Evangelical Lutheran Worship Occasional Services for the Assembly.
Preparing Liturgy and Music for Synod Assemblies and Other Large Events
Get tips for preparing liturgy and music for large worship services at synod assemblies or other occasions.