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Synod Snapshots from this Week!
Bishop Megan Rohrer worshipped with herChurch in San Francisco, CA on Maundy Thursday. Special thanks to Rev. Stacy Boorn for the warm welcome and hospitality - it's always a delight for Bishop Megan to return to the congregation where they were ordained back in 2006!
An afternoon Stations of the Cross Good Friday Service at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Sacramento, CA. Thank you to the community of St. Paul's for welcoming Bishop Megan and their children in!
Grace American Lutheran Church in Sacramento, CA hosted an evening Good Friday service with readings of the passion in all four Gospels. Bishop Megan enjoyed visiting the congregation and worshipping with Rev. Steven Krogh.
A busy Saturday morning work day at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lodi, CA! Bishop Megan helped Rev. Mark Price and the St. Paul's community prepare their space for Easter Sunday services.
Saturday Easter Vigil Service outdoors at Davis Lutheran Church in Davis, CA. Here, Rev. Jeff Irwin leads the service around the fire on the beautiful front lawn of the church property.
Advent Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights, CA, led by Rev. Gabi Schroeder, held a sunrise service to begin Easter Sunday! Bishop Megan joined the congregation bright and early for this sunny sunrise service.
Rev. Kirsten Moore and the folk of Calvary Lutheran Church in Rio Linda, CA on Easter Sunday! The congregation welcomed Bishop Megan and their family for a joy-filled service and Easter egg hunt.
Rev. Manda Truchinski worshipped with Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Saratoga, CA on this Easter Sunday! The congregation had beautiful vocalists, filled pews, and of course an Easter egg hunt for kids of all ages.
Easter Sunday in the Sierra Pacific Synod!
Upcoming Synod Wide Events/Livestreams
Check out our upcoming Synod-Wide Events here.
Chrism Mass Services
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
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
Updates and Resources from ELCA Churchwide & Beyond
Arab American Heritage Month Online Celebration

"April is Arab American Heritage Month! The Association of Lutheran of Arab and Middle Eastern Heritage (ALAMEH) is hosting an online celebration on Thursday, April 28 at 7 p.m. Eastern time. The event will feature speakers Samer Khalaf, national president of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee and Jonathan Kuttab, executive director of Friends of Sabeel North America. Join us to discuss of Arab American heritage in the United States, advocacy, justice, combating discrimination and more."

Introducing our Theologians
in Residence for 2022!

We are thrilled to share with you our Theologians in Residence for 2022! Throughout 2022, our Theologians in Residence will be an integral part of our educational and fellowship-oriented time together. They will serve as Keynote Speakers at our 2022 Synod Assembly, lead workshops and gatherings online, and be available to partner with your congregation in their area of specialty. We look forward to learning from them over the next year! Email if your congregation is interested in working with one of our Theologians in Residence.

Earth Day Resources & Worship Service

Lutherans Restoring Creation are releasing a special Worship Service for Earth Day! The service will include guest preacher the Rev. Dr. Carmelo Santos and will be provided in both Spanish and English.

A pre-recorded service will be available this Friday, along with bulletins and other resources to integrate into your worship service.

Pre-Recorded Pentecost Sermon by Synod Staff

As this year's Synod Assembly falls on the weekend of Pentecost, we'd like to support those who will be attending by offering a pre-recorded Sermon for your use on Pentecost Morning - Sunday, June 5th. The sermon will be uploaded at least one week prior to the Assembly and will be able to be downloaded to use as you please.
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:

2 Weeks left to Register for Synod Assembly 2022!
2 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.

Hotel Room Block Available for 2 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.