The 2024 Eastern Synod Assembly will be held from June 20-22, 2024. We will gather in-person at the Delta Hotel, Mississauga ON. As they become available, details and other pertinent information will be available on the Assembly Page of the Eastern Synod website.
The Eastern Synod Assembly will gather under the theme “Let There Be Greening”. The logo, which features a world and flowing leaves symbolizes change. The world/church is cradled in God’s hand.
2024 Electoral Process
In June 2024, the Eastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada will elect four new officers: Bishop (Chair), Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. The election of these four officers will occur during the Eastern Synod Assembly convened from June 20-22 in Mississauga ON. To encourage a period of discernment, and to facilitate our election, the Eastern Synod Council has approved a policy that will guide us in this important and faithful work together. Visit the Electoral Process page for more information.
As congregations are now budgeting for next year, the Synod has determined the suggested budget amounts for Assembly 2024. The estimated costs per delegate are suggested as follows:
- Registration fee $750 – this includes dinner on Thursday, lunch on Friday and the banquet dinner on Friday
- Accommodation $199 – based on double occupancy for 2 nights (may not be applicable for local delegates)
- Parking $40 – 2 days at $20/day
- Breakfast per diem $40 – $20 per meal, Friday and Saturday
- Lunch per diem $48 – $24 per meal Thursday and Saturday
- Estimated total per delegate – $1,077
Please remember that you will need to budget for each of your rostered leader(s) and lay delegate(s) that will be attending.
Electoral Process Update
On November 15, 2023, a communication was provided to explain the electoral process that will be used in 2024, and to announce the nominees for Secretary and Treasurer.
In a pastoral letter dated October 3, 2023, Bishop Michael provides formal notice that the Eastern Synod will be electing new officers – Bishop (Chair), Vice, Chair, Secretary and Treasurer – at it’s June 2024 Synod Assembly.