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2021 Digital Synod Assembly Agenda

FRIDAY, AUGUST 20, 2021                                                        

8:00 am      
Synod Assembly Orientation + Robert’s Rules 
MNYS Zoom Account | Join here                       
8:00 am      
Resolutions’ Hearings 
MNYS Zoom Accounts (Click here to join these hearings.)
8:30 am      
Service of the Word + Opening of the Assembly, The Rev. Vandiver, preaching. Bishop, presiding.
Pray with us via Facebook & YouTube
9:00 am – 10:40 am  
Encore Digital Platform                           
Welcome, Bishop Paul Egensteiner                                                                
Liz Hoffmann & The Rev. Paul Johnsen, Assembly Planning Coordinator and Chair
Pastor Leticia Alanis, Chaplain
The Rev. Albert Starr, ELCA Representative
The Rev. C. Anderson James, Parliamentarian
The Rev. William Kroeze, Worship Committee
The Rev. Kevin O´Hara, Nominations and Elections Committee
The Rev. James Krauser, Reference and Counsel
 Office of the Bishop Staff
 MNYS Deans
Robert’s Rules 
Synod Assembly Resources 
Introduction of 2021 Nominations and Elections, The Rev. Kevin O´Hara
Digital Voting Process, Mr. Roberto Lara
Registration and Attendance, Bishop Egensteiner                                        
Adoption of the Agenda, Bishop Egensteiner                            
Rules and Procedures, Bishop Egensteiner                                                                                          
Introduction of Synod Officers and Synod Council, Bishop Egensteiner         
Report of the Vice-President, Ms. Renée Wicklund
Report of the Treasurer, Mr. John Litke    
Presentation of the Proposed Budgets for Fiscal Years ending 2023 and 2024, Mr. John Litke
Discussion will be held at the Digital Budget Breakfast, Saturday, August 21.
Anniversaries / Rostered Leaders / Congregations 2020 + 2021
Announcements and Prayer
10:40 am – 11:00 am     
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
PLENARY SESSION II                                                                         
Encore Digital Platform   
Call to Order, Bishop Egensteiner                                                                   
Prayer, Chaplain
Registration and Attendance                                                     
Bishop's Report, Bishop Egensteiner 
Common Ballot I
Executive Staff Reports (Deployed Assistants and DEM Reports) 
Registration and Attendance
Reference and Counsel
In Memoriam
Bishop's Prayer
End of Plenary Session II                                                                                                                      
1:00 pm                     
3:00 pm     
Service of the Word, The Rev. Díaz, preaching. Worship Committee to select a presider                             
Pray with us via Facebook & YouTube
3:30 pm      
End of Day One

5:00 pm 
Digital Happy Hour with Our Bishop
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Digital Budget Breakfast
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Service of the Word, The Rev. Mietlowski, preaching
Pray with us via Facebook & YouTube                    
9:00 am – 10:40 am
Encore Digital Platform                           
Call to Order, Bishop Egensteiner                                                                   
Prayer, Chaplain                         
Registration and Attendance Report
Common Ballot II
ELCA Churchwide Report
Reference and Counsel
Executive Staff Reports
Adoption of the Proposed Budgets for Fiscal Years ending 2023 and 2024, Mr. John Litke
Announcements, Liz Hoffmann
Prayer, Chaplain                    
10:40 am – 11:00 am     
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Encore Digital Platform                      
Call to Order, Bishop Egensteiner
Prayer, Chaplain
Final Registration and Attendance Report
Reference and Counsel
Bishop's Vision for Our Synod, Bishop Egensteiner
Videos from Ecumenical/Inter-faith Partners
Videos from our Partners
Final Thoughts from Our Bishop
1:00 pm                     
2:00 pm      
Service of the Word for the Closing of the Assembly with the Rite of Installation of Our New Synod Council, Bishop Egensteiner    
Pray with us via Facebook & YouTube         
3:00 pm     
End of 2021 MNYS Annual Assembly