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Synod Assembly 2022 Details
Last Call for Special Event Registration
Registration closes May 15, 2022

Everyone is invited to attend any of our Special Events happening before and during Synod Assembly 2022! Whether you're attending the Assembly or not, you are welcome to register for the special events and join us in Sparks, NV.

Already registered to attend the Assembly and want to add a Special Event to your registration? Email to add.

Hotel Room Block Available until May 8th

We have 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.

Reserve a Display Table at Synod Assembly

Does your congregation have a unique ministry? Sell homemade items? Looking to share news about a project or trip? Having a Display Table at Synod Assembly is a great way to share stories and talk with people from across the Synod. For a suggested donation, congregations are invited to reserve a Display Table for all 3 days of our Synod Assembly in Sparks, NV this June.

Email if you're interested & looking to learn more.
Synod Snapshots from this Week!
The Rev. Tyler Jensen was installed as Pastor of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Santa Rosa, CA yesterday afternoon. Blessings to Rev. Tyler and the Bethlehem community on this new season of ministry!
Faith Lutheran Church in Meadow Vista, CA, led by Rev. Charlane Lines, hosted the final Chrism Mass Service of the year. Rostered and Lay Leaders from both sides of the Sierra Nevadas gathered for the service. Thank you Faith Lutheran for hosting!
Rev. Tita Valeriano joined Holy Shepherd Lutheran Church in Orinda, CA for worship this Sunday! Here, she is picture with Rev. Pam Schaefer Dawson. Thanks to Rev. John Valentine, Rev. Pam and the entire Holy Shepherd community for the wonderful Sunday service.
Bishop Megan Rohrer joined Synod Vice President Gail Kiyomura and Synod Secretary Jeff Pennington for worship at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Oakland, CA. Thank you to Rev. Holly McHale-Larsen and the St. Paul community for the warm welcome!
Rev. Manda Truchinski led worship at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Alameda, CA this past Sunday - via zoom! Here's a peek into the zoom worship service.
Synod Vice President Gail Kiyomura and Director of Finance, Systems and Administration Diana Barrios are both at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) teaching courses on Risk Management and Finance to seminarians. Thank you for the partnership, PLTS!
Upcoming Synod Wide Events/Livestreams
Check out our upcoming Synod-Wide Events here.
May Bishop's Book Club
Tuesday, May 3rd at 5:00pm PT
Live on Facebook & YouTube
Quarterly Congregational Officers Meeting
Saturday, May 7th 10:30am PT
Email to RSVP and receive the zoom link
Pentecost Pre-Recorded Sermon
Recorded Sermon for Sunday, June 5th
Available for download May 23rd
Meet the Staff: JJ Godwin
Thursday, May 12th at 4:00pm PT
Live on Facebook & YouTube
Updates and Resources from ELCA Churchwide & Beyond
Virtual Lutheran Lobby Day with the Lutheran Office of Public Policy - California
Wednesday, May 18th 9:00am-4:00pm

Our friends at the Lutheran Office of Public Policy - California just launched registration for the Virtual Lutheran Lobby Day! Happening on Wednesday, May 18th from 9:00am-4:00pm, this Lobby Day will feature a Keynote Speaker, Workshops, and more.

Memorial Day Work Weekend
May 27-30, 2022
at Mt. Cross Ministries, Santa Cruz

"Save the dates and plan to volunteer at Mt. Cross for a weekend of service and fellowship! Service projects include but are not limited to site maintenance, packing school kits for Lutheran World Relief, and lower Jensen renovation. 

Enjoy a campfire, s'mores, worship, and a BBQ lunch while giving back to the place you love! Mt. Cross needs your help to get camp ready before summer staff arrive on May 30. Contact for more information regarding service projects, meal/lodging logistics, and arrival time."
Are you a Chaplain in our Synod?

Calling all Chaplains! The ELCA Churchwide Office is looking to collect information on all Rostered Leaders serving as Chaplains in each Synod.

Applications for Certificate in Climate Justice and Faith with PLTS
Applications due June 10, 2022

Our friends at the Center for Climate Justice and Faith at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) are now accepting applications for their Certificate Program.

"This Certificate Offers a cohort-based, online trans-continental curriculum which empowers participants to cultivate moral, spiritual, and practical power for leadership in the work of climate justice in communities of faith and in collaboration with others."

Stories from the Synod
There were many stories from the Synod shared on our blog this week! We invite you to click the links below to read each story:

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:

Bishop Megan also shares Napkin Theology/Prayers on their social media accounts. Be sure to follow along for some mid-week prayers!
Connect with Synod Staff
Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer
Sierra Pacific Synod

JJ Godwin
Executive Assistant to the Bishop

Diana Barrios
Director of Finance, Systems and Administration

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