Synod Assembly

THANK YOU to all who attended!
THANK YOU to all who helped make the day go so smoothly!
THANK YOU to the Trinity/Lynnwood staff and leaders for sharing their space!

Find election results, resolutions passed, links to the videos we shared during the day, and other items here:
Synod Staff - Position Opening!

Our Synod Administrator, Traci Hall, will be concluding her time on synod staff on June 10. While we will greatly miss her many talents and her joyful presence, we are very excited for her next adventure as she has accepted a deployed ELCA Churchwide position that will allow her to move to sunny Nevada and be closer to family.

With her departrue, we are seeking a new partner!
Do you know someone who might be interested in working on our team?
Synod Events this week:

Mon, June 6 - SYNOD OFFICE CLOSED! (Post-assembly day of rest.)
Tues, June 7, 10am - Synod Staff Meeting
Tues, June 7, 1pm - Transisiton Leaders' Meeting
Tues, June 7, 7pm - Evangelical Outreach Team Meeting
Thurs, June 9, 10am - Gloria Dei Endowment Committee
Thurs, June 9, 12noon - STAD Meeting
Sun, June 12, 10am - Jim Killough Installation - see below
Sun, June 12, 3pm - Pride Parade Congregational Point People Meeting on Zoom - see below!
ELCA Coaching Network - Weekly Sessions
Wednesdays at 11am (Pacific)
ELCA Coaching will continue with the theme of COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP. We have invited various ministries to host these gatherings each week. There will usually be time for small groups in breakout rooms so that leaders across the church can continue to learn from each other and leave each gathering with at least one action step.

Join Zoom Meetings here:
Meeting ID: 180 439 412 / Passcode: 648160
Recordings from prior gatherings can be found here:
Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas
Saturday, June 11, 4pm
at Faith Lutheran in Redmond

Please join Faith Lutheran Church in Redmond for the final Fine Arts at Faith concert for the 2021-2022 season. Our Director of Music, Dr. William Bryant, will be performing all 6 of Felix Mendelssohn's Organ Sonatas. We will also be celebrating the 30th Birth Year of our wonderful pipe organ, the Pasi Op. 2.
There is a suggested donation of $10 per person or $20 per family of 2 or more. A reception will follow the concert for a meet and greet with Dr. Bryant.
Faith Lutheran Church is located at 9041 166th Ave NE, Redmond, WA 98052.
Facebook Event Link:
Upcoming Installation Services:
Pastor Jim Killough Installation
Sunday, June 12 at 10am at Central Lutheran Church in Everett
We give thanks to God as Pr. Killough is installed as the new pastor at Central Lutheran Church! God bless this new ministry partnership!

Pastor Pr. Rhonda Bostrom Installation
Sunday, June 19 at 2pm at Holy Trinity Lutheran on Mercer Island
We give thanks to God as Pr. Bostrom is installed as the new pastor at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church! God bless this new ministry partnership!
Seattle Pride Parade
The Synod is registered to march - and we are looking forward to participating with YOU on Sunday, June 26!

The parade officially begins at 11am. Our actual walking start time is dependent upon where we are in the parade order. It generally takes two-three hours to complete the 2-mile parade route once we start moving.
Congregational Point Peoplefor the Parade Meeting
Sunday, June 12, 3pm on Zoom
Please register here for the meeting.
Upcoming Ordinations:
We are delighted to celebrate these individuals who will be ordained into word and sacrament ministry! Thanks be to God!

Pam Karas Ordination
Saturday, June 18, 10am
at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Everett
Pam has been called to serve as pastor at Faith Lutheran Church in Everett. Rostered ministers are invited to vest - the color of the day is red. God bless this new ministry partnership!
Pam will be installed at Faith on Sunday, June 19 at 10:30am.

Paul Benz Ordination
Saturday, June 18, 2pm
at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Seattle
Paul (son of Pr. Paul Benz - formerly of Faith Action Network!) has been called to serve as the Street Minister of Operation Nightwatch. God bless this new ministry partnership!

Sara Funkhouser Ordination & Installation
Saturday, June 25, 3pm
at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church, Seattle
Sara has been called to serve as pastor at Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Seattle.
God bless this new ministry partnership!
Sing Freedom, Sing Healing:
Building Embodied Anti-Racist Culture Through Song
Monday, June 20, 1pm-5pm
at Emmaus Table at 7400 Woodlawn Ave NE, Seattle

Join us as Juneteenth and the Summer Solstice converge for an afternoon of singing, listening, and recommitment to the work of building anti-racist culture. Facilitated by Paul Vasile from Music that Makes Community in collaboration with local song leaders and healers, we'll: 

- explore embodied practices that anchor our bodies and support the mending of radicalized trauma 
- share songs that help us hold intentions for healing and right relationships with BIPOC and Indigenous kin 
- recommit to reparative work we're called to do individually and communally

Registration for the half-day workshop is on a sliding scale, from $50 to $80. We invite you to pay what is generous and affordable with gratitude for the time and skill of our facilitators. No one will be turned away.
Sponsored by 7400 Woodlawn & Music that Makes Community.

To learn more about Music That Makes Community, see

Engaging Older Adults in Ministry
Thursday, June 23 at 9am (Pacific)

A roundtable of ministry leaders share their expertise on engaging older adults in ministry and explore the potential that older adults bring to the congregation as life long learners. Sue Lennartson leads the discussion. Joining her will be Pastor Rollie Martinson, Pastor Chris Binga and Pastor Kelly Chatman. Read more.
Pacific Northwest Association of Church Libraries
June 24-25 in Federal Way

This organization was founded in 1967, and represents church librarians from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho who strive to support their congregations by providing literature and theological texts, both current and foundational for utilization by all members, young and old. 

Keeping current and relevant is our constant aim; reimagining as needed, plus advocating for further establishment of libraries in churches without them. Their annual conference helps to do this!
Want an item included?
Email Susan Berg, Communications Administrator
All items due by 2pm on the prior Thursday

Northwest Washington Synod / ELCA
5519 Phinney Avenue North
Seattle, WA 98103