Happy New Year! As we begin 2022 there are some significant events coming up to make sure you are aware of…
-January 8, 2022 at 1pm: Parish Lay Ministry Academy and Secondary School of Theological Education Graduation. Iglesia Luterana Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Irving (2601 S MacArthur Blvd). Come celebrate our recent PLMA/SSTE graduates as we receive the hospitality of a re-unified Santa Maria.
-January 16, 2022 at 3pm: Final worship of Word and Sacrament in the sanctuary at Bethany, Dallas. Bethany members are joining in worship with Central, Dallas and will continue to operate their day school.
-February 5, 2022: Synod Council and Deans meet in-person at Briarwood for spring meeting.
-April 10, 2022 at 3pm: Church of the Damascus Road celebration of opening of new ministry “Jay’s Place.” 5207 East Hwy 199, Springtown, TX 76082
-April 29-30, 2022: NT-NL Synod Assembly. In person at King of Glory, Dallas. (Note location change due to change in Paul Quinn College academic calendar.) Registration links to open soon.
-July 24-28, 2022: ELCA Youth Gathering, Minneapolis, MN. Registration is ongoing. If you have youth interested in the Bishop’s group please connect with us asap.
If you have not had the chance to fill out or share the Briarwood survey with your congregations youth leadership please do so as soon as possible. It is essential information for Briarwood to make plans for summer 2022 and beyond.
We live in a time of continued uncertainty and challenges. Yet on this 12th day of Christmas we are again reminded that Joy has come. God is with us in Christ and we are blessed and challenged to proclaim that word to the world. Thank you for your leadership.