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Synod Snapshots from this Week!
Bishop Megan Rohrer visited Mountain Lutheran Church in Groveland, CA this past Sunday. Located near Pine Mountain Lake just miles from the Yosemite Valley, Bishop Megan had a wonderful time dreaming about what's next for this rural congregation.
Bishop Megan Rohrer visited Faith Lutheran Church in Murphy's, CA this past Saturday. This congregation is heavily involved in the Murphy's Senior Center and Food Pantry and had a wonderful afternoon showing the Bishop around this quaint town.
Bishop Megan Rohrer began their trip with lunch and fellowship with Mountain Ranch Lutheran Church in Mountain Ranch, CA! Special thanks to this community for the sunny Saturday outdoors dreaming about the mission and ministry of their church.
Pastor Manda Truchinski worshipped with St. Luke's Lutheran Church in Sacramento, CA on this Palm Sunday! This congregation is led by Interim Pastor Bill Wessner and Pr. Manda had the pleasure of talking with the congregation about next steps in calling a new Pastor. Blessings to St. Luke's on this new season!
Bishop Megan Rohrer worshipped at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church in Mi-Wuk Village, CA for Palm Sunday! Many of the Calaveras and Tuolumne County congregations collaborated to host this worship service. Special thanks to Mt. Calvary for hosting!
Here, Bishop Megan is pictured with Pastor Karen Johnson and Pastor Debbie McAllister, who serve the Calaveras and Tuolumne County congregations. It was a pleasure to spend the weekend with your congregations!
Palm Sunday in the Sierra Pacific Synod!
in San Francisco, CA
in Palo Alto, CA
Upcoming Synod Wide Events/Livestreams
Check out our upcoming Synod-Wide Events here.
Community Prayer Service
Tuesday, April 12th 7:00pm
at Holy Cross Lutheran Church Livermore, CA & Livestream Here
Chrism Mass Services
April 13th at 1:00pm
Unity Lutheran Church North Campus in South San Francisco
April 27th at 1:00pm
Faith Lutheran Church in Meadow Vista
Grief & Loss in the Season of COVID Livestream
Thursday, April 21st at 6:00pm PT
Live on Facebook & YouTube
SPSYC Middle & High
School Retreat
April 22-24, 2022
Mt. Cross Ministries, Santa Cruz, CA
Being a Reconciling Synod
A Conversation with LGBTQ+ Theologian in Residence Pam Rocker
Tuesday, April 26th 6:30-8:00pm
Conversation via Zoom
Quarterly Congregational Officers Meeting
Saturday, May 7th 10:30am PT
Email to RSVP and receive the zoom link
Updates and Resources from ELCA Churchwide & Beyond
Easter Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

"As we enter the third year of this pandemic, we see the signs of stress and incivility, even the signs of war and disease in Ethiopia and Sudan, in Europe. It might seem like death still has sway, but Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us to declare confidently on this Easter and all times "I know that my Redeemer lives.”"

Bishop's Book Club:
Body Becoming by Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza

In case you missed last week's livestream conversation, Bishop Megan Rohrer sat down with author Dr. Robyn Henderson-Espinoza to discuss their new book, "Body Becoming: A Path to Our Liberation".

Synod Assembly 2022
3 Weeks Left to Register for Synod Assembly!
Open March 1 - May 1, 2022

Have you registered to attend Synod Assembly 2022? The Assembly will commence on Thursday, June 2, 2022 and close Saturday, June 4, 2022. In order to attend synod assembly as a voting member in-person, all individuals will need to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. Registration for the Synod Assembly or any of the accompanying events must be completed online.

Deadline to Lead a Workshop at Synod Assembly this FRIDAY!

We're collecting applications for Workshop Leaders for Synod Assembly 2022! We invite you to apply to lead a 1-hour workshop during Synod Assembly in Sparks, NV this June. Applications will be accepted until April 15th, and all workshops offered at the Assembly will be announced after May 1st.

Hotel Room Block Available for 3 More Weeks

For Synod Assembly, we've received a block of hotel rooms at a significantly reduced rate at The Nugget Hotel in Sparks, NV. This room block is only available at the reduced rate until May 8th, so we encourage you to book your room today!

Synod Assembly Volunteers Needed

As hundreds of our fellow Lutherans will be attending the Assembly to Worship, Learn, and Conduct the Business of the Sierra Pacific Synod, volunteers are needed to assist Assembly attendees. We are looking for additional volunteers! Here's where volunteers are most needed:
  • Set-Up Team: May 31st anytime
  • Event Photography: June 2nd 12:30-4:00pm, June 3rd 9:00am-12:00pm, June 4th 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Hospitality Greeters: June 2nd 10:00am-2:00pm
  • Registration Support: June 2nd 10:00am-3:00pm
Email or to sign up to volunteer.
Prayers for Our People
Bishop's Wednesday Livestream Prayer

Every Wednesday, Bishop Megan (or a member of the Synod Staff) goes live on Facebook and YouTube for a time of prayer as a community.

We invite you to join us for prayer every Wednesday at 6:00pm! Public prayers can be lifted up in the comments, and private prayers can be messaged directly to Bishop Megan.

Prayers happen here:
Connect with Synod Staff
Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer
Sierra Pacific Synod

Rev. Hazel Salazar-Davidson
Assistant to the Bishop for Authentic Diversity, Inclusive Community & Service

Diana Barrios
Director of Finance, Systems and Administration
Rev. Manda Truchinski
Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership & Strategic Organization

Rev. Tita Valeriano
Director for Evangelical Mission and Assistant to the Bishop

Catherine Slabaugh
Communications & Connections Coordinator
The Sierra Pacific Synod Office resides on the unceded land of the Ramaytush Ohlone People.
To learn more about their tribal history, we encourage you to click here.
The Sierra Pacific Synod is a Sanctuary Synod and a Reconciling in Christ Synod.