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Synod Snapshots from this Week!
A weekend of celebrations & farewells with the Pacifica Synod. As Bishop Andy Taylor concludes his time as Bishop of the Pacifica Synod, the other Region 2 Bishops gathered to celebrate his years of faithful service, and welcome their new colleague. The Rev. David Nagler was elected to serve as the next Bishop of the Pacifica Synod! We join the Pacifica Synod in thanking Bishop Andy and celebrating his faithful service over these past 6 years. Bishop David, welcome to the office of the Bishop! We’re excited to journey with you as siblings in Christ. 
Our new Executive Assistant to the Bishop, JJ Godwin, spent their Saturday afternoon with Unity Lutheran Church in South San Francisco assisting with their Community Lunch To Go! These takeout lunches served dozens in the community on a sunny Saturday in the city. Thanks for letting JJ join in on the service, Unity!
Rev. Tita Valeriano joined Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary (PLTS) on Saturday, May 21st for their Graduation Ceremony. Congratulations to the Class of 2022!

Photo courtesy of PLTS.
2022 Sierra Pacific Synod Assembly Updates
Watch the Synod Assembly Livestream

All Business Sessions and Opening and Closing Worship Services of the Sierra Pacific Synod Assembly will be livestreamed via YouTube for all to watch. We encourage you to tune in as we vote on important business, hear from keynote speakers and invited guests, and worship as one body of Christ.

Be sure to tune in on June 2nd from 1:00-5:00pm, June 3rd 9:00am-2:30pm, and June 4th 9:00-11:30am.

The YouTube livestream will be available here:
Guidebook App is Now Live!

We are pleased to announce that the Assembly Guidebook App for the 34th Annual Assembly of the Sierra Pacific Synod is now live! If you are registered as a Voting Member, you should have received an email from with a link to download the Guidebook App. If you are registered as a Visitor, we emailed you specific instructions to access the app. Downloading the App is an essential part of preparing for Synod Assembly - be sure to download it today!
Snack Donations Needed for Assembly

We're on a mission to collect diverse, non-refrigerated snacks from the different areas of our synod. Does your town have a special snack that is made locally and loved by many? Does your culture have a treat that you'd like to share with others?

Donations of non-perishable snacks can be dropped off in Millbrae, CA or Reno, NV ahead of time, or brought with Assembly attendees to the Synod Assembly on June 2nd. Sign up here to donate!
Upcoming Synod Wide Events/Livestreams
Check out our upcoming Synod-Wide Events here.
Assembly Trainings & Hearings
Throughout May
Pentecost Pre-Recorded Sermon
Recorded Sermon for Sunday, June 5th
Memorial Day Work Weekend
May 27-30, 2022
at Mt. Cross Ministries, Santa Cruz
Meet Pr. Christian Chavarría!
Friday, June 3rd and Sunday, June 5th
Sparks, NV and Concord, CA
Bringing Hope & Help to Arab Immigrants
Saturday, June 18th at 10:00am
Email for the Zoom Link
Border Immersion Trip
June 18-25th to El Paso, Texas
Hosted by SPS Women of the ELCA
Email for more details
Sierra Pacific Outdoors Facebook Fundraiser!

Bishop Megan Rohrer has raised $495 of their goal to raise $1,000 on Facebook for Sierra Pacific Outdoors. Would you help us reach our goal of raising $1,000 by the end of Synod Assembly by donating through Facebook?

Updates and Resources from ELCA Churchwide & Beyond
Statements from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

This week, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton released two statements via a press release. We invite you to read both of Bishop Eaton's statements below.

"God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday!
Sunday, September 11, 2022

"This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace."

Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month! Below you'll find a few resources and a message from our Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
AAPI Heritage Month Message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

In this video, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton shares her message as "we celebrate the contributions of Asian and Pacific Islanders in the ELCA and reaffirm our commitment to the Asian and Pacific Islander communities in the United States."

10 Ways to Support Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Amid Anti-AAPI Racism

Lily R. Wu, of the Association of Asians and Pacific Islanders— Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, shares the following 10 ways to support our AAPI Siblings, especially during this AAPI Heritage Month.

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

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.