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State of the Synod Video Event

The 2020 Synod Assembly has been postponed. Nonetheless, the bishop and synod staff are planning to offer some virtual time for MCS members and congregations to reflect and celebrate.


On October 3 at 10:30 AM, we will be premiering a video event on the MCS Facebook and YouTube pages. You may watch the video, commenting and participating with others as it is premiered, or you may watch it after the event at a time that is convenient for you.


The video itself will highlight stories from MCS congregations, songs submitted from various ends of the synod, and brief reports from the bishop and synod staff. Think of it as an audio and visual online celebration of God’s Spirit at work in and through our communities and at the synodical level. The video will be accompanied by a full written report from the bishop.


Though at first a Zoom event seemed like a good option, we learned that in the current moment, one more commitment seemed for many of our leaders like one-too-many commitments on top of an already busy schedule.

We hope to see you on October 3.

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Published monthly, and made available online, Metro Word, the monthly newsletter of the Metropolitan Chicago Synod, is also mailed to the congregations and rostered leaders upon request. The deadline for submission of information is the 15th of each month for the next month's issue. Submissions may be e-mailed to Tom Gaulke at tgaulke@mcselca.org. Submissions will be edited for space, clarity, and to conform to synod guidelines.


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