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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

Assembly says ‘Yes’ to ministry changes

Voting members discuss the resolution on changing ordination standards. The Southeastern Synod Assembly Friday expressed support of the proposal before the ELCA to allow ordination of persons in long-term, monogamous same-gender relationships. The Assembly passed by voice vote a resolution urging the ELCA Churchwide Assembly to adopt the Social Statement on Human Sexuality. The resolution […]

8 May 2009 at 18:17 - Comments

Assembly supports proposed ELCA ministry changes

Update: Assembly passes resolution of support for ELCA proposed ministry changes and social statement on sexuality. Resolution asks ELCA to develop resources for congregations to support publicly accountable same-gender relationships. sepasynodResolution also asks for procedures to restore to the roster or candidacy persons precluded by the existing rules.

8 May 2009 at 17:04 - Comments

Assembly defeats resolution requesting two-thirds majority on rostering proposal

In a 242 to 202 vote, the 2009 Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly defeated a resolution that would have requested that the ELCA Church Council add the provision requiring a two-thirds vote at the 2009 Churchwide Assembly regarding any motion to change the practice for rostering of ordained ministers, diaconal ministers, associates in ministry, and deaconesses. […]

8 May 2009 at 16:55 - Comments

Support for disaster response, multicultural leadership

A resolution was approved to support Lutheran Disaster Response, a nationally recognized organization to bring comfort, healing and renewal to those affected by a variety of disasters.

8 May 2009 at 16:52 - Comments

Assembly deals with ELCA sexuality actions

In its first reference and counsel report, the Assembly dealt with two memorials related to the ELCA’s upcoming decisions regarding a social statement on human sexuality, and proposed changes that would allow ordination of gay and lesbian persons in committed, monogamous relationships. The Assembly voted to consider (later today) a resolution in support of the […]

8 May 2009 at 12:46 - Comments

SEPA a ‘Book of Faith Synod’

bof_intro The Twenty-Second Assembly of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod voted to become a “Book of Faith” synod committing “to live in and from the Word of God.” The resolution encouraged all congregations to commit to the initiative and become Book of Faith congregations in order to explore new opportunities for engaging the Bible. The voting […]

8 May 2009 at 12:25 - Comments