PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE MAY 24, 2021, AT 11:59 PM
The 2021 Metropolitan Chicago Synod, ELCA, Synod Assembly will be taking place virtually, June 5, 2021. This year’s theme will be “Good Stewards.”
More information about the assembly will soon be arriving in your inbox and on the MCS website.
In the meantime, save the date, and plan to join us virtually.
Date: Saturday, June 5, 2021
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Theme: Good Stewards
Verse: 1 Peter 4:10
“Like good stewards of the manifold grace of God, serve one another with whatever gift each of you has received.”
Estimados compañeros y compañeras en ministerio:
Nos complace anunciar que la Asamblea del Sínodo Metropolitano de Chicago de 2021, ELCA, se llevará a cabo virtualmente el 5 de junio de 2021. El tema de este año será “Buenos mayordomos “
Pronto recibirá más información sobre la asamblea en su correro electronico y en el sitio web de MCS.
Mientras tanto, reserve la fecha y plane unirse a nosotros virtualmente.
Preguntas? Comuniquese con la reverenda Sunitha Mortha.
Fecha: sábado 5 de junio de 2021
Hora: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Tema: buenos administradores
Versículo: 1 Pedro 4:10
“Cada uno ponga al servicio de los demás el don que haya recibido, administrando fielmente la gracia de Dios en sus diversas formas.”
Online registration is open until May 24, 11:59 PM https://cutt.ly/Ek2kdB9
April 1, 2021, Deadline for Resolutions and Memorials
May 1, 2021, Nominations Deadline
May 15, 22, & 29 2021, Zoom Orientation to 2021 MCS Assembly
Orientation to this year’s virtual assembly will be held via Zoom on three dates. You may choose to attend May 15, 22 or 29, 10-11 AM.
May 27, 6 PM, Zoom, Budget Pre-Event
A pre-assembly discussion on the proposed MCS budget.
The Metropolitan Chicago Synod’s Nominating Committee is currently looking for assistance as we seek to raise up leaders from across our synod. We are looking for qualified persons, both rostered and lay, to serve as nominees for the election at the MCS Synod Assembly on June 5, 2021.
We are asking you to contemplate and pray about who you think would be effective and called to the positions listed below. If you think of someone, approach them, talk to them about why you want to nominate them, and ask if they would be willing. If they are willing give them the nomination form and have them follow the instructions for nomination.
We ask you to keep in mind that we are a diverse synod and we want our leadership to reflect that in age, ethnicity, and those whose primary language is other than English.
Please submit the names of prospective nominees as soon as possible, but before May 1, 2021.
If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Kyle Severson,
To nominate yourself or others, please fill out the nomination form: https://forms.gle/5synG82MsT4Rvnrq6
or one of the following fillable PDFs:
You may also mail it to:
METROPOLITAN CHICAGO SYNOD, ELCA
1420 W. Dickens Avenue
Chicago, IL 60614-3004
The Synod Council is the synod’s board of directors, functioning as the interim legislative authority between meetings of the Synod Assembly. They meet four-five times per year, typically on Saturdays.
The functions of the Synod Council shall be to:
Term Length: 4 years
The ELCA Churchwide Assembly, the primary decision-making body of the church, is a process of communal spiritual discernment on behalf of the entire church.
Term Length: August 8-12, 2022 in Columbus, Ohio
Summary of Duties / Areas of Focus for Voting Members:
*NOTE: Your travel, lodging, and meal expenses are covered by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.
This committee functions primarily in an advisory role to the synod bishop, assisting the bishop in adjudicating matters of disagreement between congregations or among factions within a congregation on “substantive” issues. The Consultation Committee does not hold regular meetings. The members of this committee serve on an “as needed” basis.
Term Length: One 6 year term
The Committee on Discipline, consisting of six rostered and six lay members, serves to render decisions, as a jury would do, in matters concerning formal ecclesiastical discipline involving a rostered person or a congregation. The process of discipline is described in detail in Chapter 20 of the Constitution, Bylaws, and Continuing Resolutions of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Committee on Discipline does not hold regular meetings. The members of this committee serve on an “as needed” basis.
Term Length: One 6 year term
Address: 1420 W. Dickens Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614