Dear NT-NL Leaders:
Given the record temperatures we are experiencing across our territory it may not seem as though summer will ever end. However, looking at the calendar it is abundantly clear that fall activities are ramping up quickly. So I pray that you are able to have some time this month yet to relax or enjoy time away or with family. But am also fully aware that this is also a month of preparation and looking forward.
A couple things I hope you are aware of that are happening soon are…
1) Registration opens for the 2024 ELCA Youth Gathering in September. The Briarwood Endowment has pledged over $100,000 to assist our congregations in sending youth to this incredible event. Our synod gathering coordinator Janelle Miller will be hosting Adult Leader information sessions online on Thursday Aug 3rd at 2pm and Monday Aug 7th at 8pm. You can contact her at email@example.com.
2) Our synod council and deans will meet in-person on September 8-9th at the offices at Good Shepherd-Irving. We will have a worship service Friday evening (Sept 8th) at 7:30pm that will be open to any in the synod who desire to join us. So mark your calendars and please join us.
As you prepare for the many events that will kick off this month know that the prayers of your synod staff go with you. We are as always eager to visit congregations for special events or simply to be present on a Sunday. May God bless you all in this season and as you can, stay cool.