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2009 SEPA Synod Assembly

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Videos of selected Assembly presentations are being posted on our new video library. Presentations will be added in the coming days. Please check back for updates.

9 May 2009 at 13:45 - Comments

Proclaim Christ in people’s language and on their turf

The challenge that Paul responded to in Athens Is the same challenge we have been called to respond to today. And that challenge is this: Jesus never told the world to find their way into a church, but he did the tell his followers to “Go into all the world and proclaim the good news […]

9 May 2009 at 13:32 - 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