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2009 SEPA Synod Assembly

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Summary of Assembly actions

Read on for a summary of Assembly actions suitable for inclusion in your newsletter, e-news or bulletin.

22 May 2009 at 11:43 - Comments

We are God’s FACE in the world today

This year’s Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly celebrated its presence as God’s FACE in our communities and the world. Update: links to video presentations below the fold. “We are God’s incarnational presence, the very Body of Christ, the hands and feet and FACE of our Lord,” said Bishop Claire Burkat as she unveiled the results of […]

9 May 2009 at 12:45 - Comments

New horizons for the 21st Century church

Reminding the Assembly how the printing press of the 16th century made the spread of the Protestant Reformation possible, Bishop Claire Burkat asked the Assembly to reflect upon how new technologies can be examples for us today. What can the church learn from the new networks of the 21st century like Craigslist, Wikipedia, and e-Bay?

9 May 2009 at 12:17 - Comments

Video: Bishop’s Sermon

“God is using us to build God’s kingdom in this world in a new and energizing way,” and that divine plan can’t be derailed even by financial crisis, Bishop Claire Burkat said in her sermon opening the 2009 Synod Assembly.

9 May 2009 at 08:36 - Comments

‘Together, we are God’s FACE’

“This Assembly will not be business as usual.” In place of many of the usual greetings and reports, the 2009 Assembly was designed to showcase the four strategic directions that emerged from the Synod’s 18 month process of listening to the dreams, passions and ideas of the people.

8 May 2009 at 12:17 - Comments

Bishop: God’s plan not a quick fix

“God is using us to build God’s kingdom in this world in a new and energizing way,” and that divine plan can’t be derailed even by financial crisis, Bishop Claire Burkat said in her sermon opening the 2009 Synod Assembly.  

8 May 2009 at 08:07 - Comments