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Synod Snapshots from this Week!
Bishop Megan Rohrer joined the Good Shepherd South Asian Ministry (GSSAM) in Fremont, CA, a SAWC of our Synod, yesterday afternoon. Blessings to this welcoming community!
Pastor Tita Valeriano worshipped with Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Fremont, CA yesterday! Thanks to Pastor Tim Huff and the community for the warm welcome. Learn more about this congregation here.
Bishop Megan Rohrer and their family spent a sunny Sunday morning worshipping with St. Francis Lutheran Church in San Francisco, CA. Thanks to Pr. Bea Chun for the warm welcome - learn more about St. Francis here.
Pastor Manda Truchinski worshipped with the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Berkeley, CA yesterday! This congregation is being served by Pastor Anja-Leena Pyykko - we invite you to learn more about the community here.
This past week, Bishop Megan joined the other 64 Bishops of the ELCA at the Conference of Bishops in Chicago. Here, Bishop Megan is pictured with a few of our Region 1 Bishops.
Pastor Tita Valeriano joined Christ the King Fremont, Holy Redeemer Newark and Holy Trinity Fremont for an ACTS for Collaboration gathering! Pictured here is Dave Birdsall, leading one of the many workshops.
Upcoming Synod Wide Events/Livestreams
Check out our upcoming Synod-Wide Events here.
Lutheran Day of Service
Saturday, March 12th
In Humboldt County
Hope: A New Beginning WELCA Event
Saturday, March 12th 10:00am-3:00pm
St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Pleasant Hill, CA ​
World Water Day
Saturday, March 12th at 10:00am
Held via Zoom
Conference Assembly
Sunday, March 13th 2:00pm PT
Redwood Mountain Conference
Bishop's Book Club:
Crip Kinship by Shayda Kafai
Tuesday, March 15th 6:00pm via Zoom
So You Want to Host an Intern with PLTS
Tuesday, March 29th 5:30pm via Zoom
Updates and Resources from ELCA Churchwide & Beyond
International Women's Day

Today, March 8, is International Women's Day! The ELCA has compiled Worship Resources, booklets, print-outs and much more to use today to help honor the day. You can find all of these resources here.
Eastern European Crisis Response

"Lutheran Disaster Response is accompanying our companions in Ukraine, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia, as well as such ecumenical partners as Lutheran World Federation and Church World Service, in their humanitarian responses to the crisis. These partners provide refugees with immediate support and supplies such as food, blankets, water and hygiene kits."

Synod Assembly 2022
Synod Assembly Registration Open!
Open March 1 - May 1, 2022

Registration for Synod Assembly 2022 is now open! 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.

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.
Special Events for
Synod Assembly

We have additional special events happening before and during the Assembly that we're inviting non-voting and voting members to. A Day of Service, Rachel Kurtz Concert, LGBTQ+ Workshop, and Sierra Pacific Outdoors Fundraiser.

Individuals can attend the special events even if they are not attending synod assembly!
You can register for any of these special events through the link below, selecting "Special Events Participant Only" as your Registration type:
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:
Continued Prayers for Ukraine

The Lutheran World Federation partnered with the Conference of European Churches, the World Communion of Reformed Churches and the World Methodist Council for a Prayer for Peace in Ukraine last week. We invite you to watch the abridged prayer service here as we continue our call for prayer and peace for the people of Ukraine:
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.