April 26, 2023

EaND News and Events

Synod Assembly: June 3-4, 2023 + Holiday Inn, Fargo

Registration is open for Synod Assembly! This year’s theme will be “EQUIP,” and the theme scripture passage is Ephesians 4:12. Synod Assembly will begin on Saturday, June 3 and will end on Sunday, June 4. Find event details and registration info here.

Upcoming deadlines:

  • Hotel Room Reservations: May 2
  • Resolutions: May 3
  • Workshop Proposals: May 3
  • Display Table Requests: May 12
  • Registration: May 18

Food For All Block Party

Saturday, June 3, 6-8pm

Bethlehem Lutheran Church

Join the Advocacy & Action team for a neighborhood block party benefiting rural hunger ministries! This event will take place in connection with the Synod Assembly, but is open to all.

+ Food Trucks: Come enjoy Mexican, Indigenous, and French food

+ Dunk Tank: Help raise money for hunger programs by dunking some of your favorite synod representatives!

+ Fill the Bishop’s Car Food Drive: Bring non-perishable food items to help us fill up the Bishop’s car. Food will be donated to local hunger programs

+ Local Hunger Ministry Booths

+ Petting Zoo 

+ Music

All proceeds will be shared with rural hunger ministries around the synod! Join us in supporting and celebrating hunger ministries across our synod!

Called to Serve Story

Michigan Lutheran Quilters met every Wednesday from January to the end of March. So far this year we have finished 50 quilts with several left to be finished.  

Since there is such a high need locally for many things, we distribute our quilts to local families and the elderly, the Good Samaritan Society in Lakota, Michigan Area Ambulance Service, the Michigan Food Pantry, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Department, Grand Forks Northland Mission, a group home in Devils Lake, Devils Lake Dakota Prairie Action, Grand Forks CIVIC–Crisis Center, Prairie Harvest Homes in Grand Forks, Odd Fellows Basic Care Home in Devils Lake, Devils Lake Community Action Agency, Grand Forks Salvation Army, REM-ND in Devils Lake -- and more! Basically, anyone in need of a warm cover gets a quilt from the Michigan Lutheran Quilt Ministry. 

Centennial Celebration &

Companion Synod Visit

2023 marks the centennial anniversary of the Sudan Mission- the arrival of the first missionaries to the area that is now the Central African Republic and Cameroon. An centennial celebration and visits to companion synods in the US are planned as part of this commemoration and on-going partnership. 

Members and friends of the Eastern North Dakota Synod are invited to participate in the Centennial Celebration planned for July 7-9 in Minneapolis. In addition, the Eastern North Dakota Synod will host two guests from the Central African Republic: Rev. Ngoe Jean, President of the ELC-RCA, and Ms. Francine Grace Yaimann, women’s representative of the ELC-RCA. Guests will be present in the synod June 2-13. 

Click here for more information or download this flyer.

You are invited to join Bishop Tessa on a trip to the Holy Land on February 16-25, 2024! Learn more at this website, or download this flyer. We hope you'll consider joining us on this life-impacting journey!

Church Council Presidents' Network

Next Meeting: May 21

Council Presidents are invited to join Bishop Tessa for a listening and sharing session each month on the third Sunday at 7:00pm on Zoom.

Follow this Zoom Link to join.

The Eastern North Dakota Synod office is hiring! Visit the employment page on the synod website to learn more about available positions.

Call Process

Please pray for congregations and rostered ministers in the call process. You can find a list of congregations currently in the call process on our website.

Other News and Events

All Rostered Ministers in the ELCA are invited to join colleagues under the theme of "Rekindle the gift within you" (2 Timothy 1:6). Let this gathering be an opportunity for you to remember, reclaim, rekindle and revive yourself. Gathering with colleagues from across the church for fellowship, renewal, continuing education, worship, bible study and refreshment for your spirit. The full list of workshops is now available.

Learn more and register for the ELCA Rostered Ministers Gathering

From the churchwide expression of the ELCA: "The ELCA’s Truth & Healing Movement is an opportunity for this church to increase our understanding of our colonizing impacts on Indigenous people in the past and present. Over the next several months, there will be opportunities to learn, raise awareness and engage in other ways to impact hearts and lives across this church. We believe that the truth, and our knowing and embracing it, is the first step toward healing for all of us."

Upcoming classes include "Indian 101" and "Introduction to the Truth & Healing Movement." Click here for a list of upcoming events and more information.

Contact Us

Office Information
Phone: 701.232.3381
Physical Address: 1555 43rd St S, Suite 100, Fargo, ND 58103
Mailing Address: PO Box 2019 Fargo, ND 58107
Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Friday, 9:00am - 1:00pm
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