2019 Southern Ohio Synod Assembly

Stronger and Better Together: On the way!
Luke 24:13-34

REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

You may register on-site from 7:30 am until 9 am on Friday, June 7. On-site registration fees apply. No campus housing available for on-site registrants.


Thanks to our Platinum and Gold level sponsors for the Fellowship Dinner on Friday, June 7!

ELCA Mission Investment Fund-Platinum Level Sponsor

Thrivent Financial Services-Gold Level Sponsor

Bishop's Call Process (Election)

Bishop Call Process Discernment Forms Received

The following discernment forms were received from ELCA Ministers of Word and Sacrament who were recognized by congregations/individuals in our synod as possessing qualities that would make them a good fit for the call of Bishop AND who chose to have their biographical information shared with the assembly prior to the Ecclesiastical Ballot (first ballot) for Bishop. The Rostered Ministers whose bios appear below will not automatically appear on the Ecclesiastical Ballot. All Rostered Ministers whom you would like to be Bishop of the Southern Ohio Synod, must have their names written on the Ecclesiastical Ballot (first ballot) by a voting member at the synod assembly. Only those individuals who names appear on that first ballot will be considered by the assembly for the call of Bishop. (Any questions regarding this process can be directed to Pr. Craig Richter (CRichter@allshepherds.org), chair of the Bishop Call Process Task Force or Pr. Rebecca Grate (rebecca.grate@stpaulwesterville.org), chair of the Elections Committee. See 'Constitutional Election Process for Bishop' section below for full details.

 

 

Constitutional Election Process for Bishop

S9.04. The bishop shall be elected by the Synod Assembly by ecclesiastical ballot. Three-fourths of the legal votes cast shall be necessary for election on the first ballot. If no one is elected, the first ballot shall be considered the nominating ballot. Three-fourths of the legal votes cast on the second ballot shall be necessary for election. The third ballot shall be limited to the seven persons (plus ties) who received the greatest number of legal votes on the second ballot, and two-thirds of the legal votes cast shall be necessary for election. The fourth ballot shall be limited to the three persons (plus ties) who receive the greatest number of legal votes on the third ballot, and 60 percent of the legal votes cast shall be necessary for election. On subsequent ballots a majority of the legal votes cast shall be necessary for election. These ballots shall be limited to the two persons (plus ties) who receive the greatest number of legal votes on the previous ballot.

†S8.11. The bishop shall be elected by the Synod Assembly. The bishop shall be a minister of Word and Sacrament of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

†S8.51. The terms of office of the officers of this synod shall be: a. The bishop of this synod shall be elected to a term of six years and may be reelected.


SYNOD YOUTH CONFERENCE @ WITT DURING ASSEMBLY!

Register your youth for Together 2 Gather to take place during the Friday evening and Saturday of the Synod Assembly. All SOS youth entering 7th grade through finishing 12th are invited to attend this youth conference held on Wittenberg's campus from 6:00 pm on June 7th to 7:00pm on June 8th.  Expect dynamic worship, engaging workshops, and loads of fun while gathering strength and purpose with God. For details or to register CLICK HERE!

Youth who are in attendance prior to 7 pm on June 7 will have the opportunity to be part of the procession for our synod-wide worship service. Please arrive as soon as you can to be a part of this special worship event!

 

 

Key Dates

June 7-8, 2019

Synod Youth Conference

Check-in begins at 6:00 pm so youth can process during assembly worship

Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio

June 7-8, 2019

Synod Assembly

Wittenberg University, HPER Center, Springfield, Ohio

June 7, 2019
7:30-9:00PM

Synod-Wide Assembly Worship

Weaver Chapel, Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio