Since 2011, the ELCIC, its synods and congregations have been engaged in a process of structural renewal. At this time of change and regeneration, the Eastern Synod has proposed a covenant to uphold and affirm our relationship as a synod. This covenant is being presented to congregations this fall, and congregations are being asked to sign this covenant at their annual meeting in 2014 so that leading into our 2014 Synod Assembly we can affirm this covenant together as a synod.
Our Church Council feels it is important for us as a congregation to spend some time reviewing and discussing this covenant before we come to our annual meeting in February. As such, copies of the covenant are being made available in hardcopy in the narthex and electronically on our website (here). We have also scheduled a time to discuss the covenant following worship on Sunday, November 24, 2013.
We invite you to bring your questions and concerns to this session so that when this item comes up at our annual meeting discussion can move more smoothly. If you’re unable to attend but have a question or concern, we also encourage you to speak with a council member or Pastor Laura before the annual meeting.
With thanks, St. Peter’s Church Council