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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2019 Synod Assembly Materials & Reports

Resolutions  Nominations Bishop’s Election Pre-Identified Candidates for Nomination A Message from the Bishop’s Election Committee Southwest California Synod Constitution Revised SWCA Synod Constitution (to be ratified at the 2019 Assembly) Synod Constitution Work Group Letter Agency Reports Mission Team Reports In Memoriam 2019  Anniversaries of Rostered Leaders 

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Closing Worship for Our Savior’s Lancaster – Sunday, June 9

After more than 50 years in ministry Our Savior’s, Lancaster will be closing. You are invited to a worship and closing celebrating on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at: Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Lancaster 1821 West Lancaster Blvd. Lancaster, CA 93534 2:00 p.m. – Reception 3:00 p.m.  – Worship Bishop Guy Erwin, Presiding. Rostered Leaders are invited to vest. The color of the day is red. 5:00 p.m. – Dinner Gino’s Italian Restaurant 44960 Valley Central Way Lancaster, CA  93536. The cost for dinner is $10 per person. Please RSVP to Terri Pyle at by May 25.  

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bishop Guy Erwin’s 2019 Easter Message

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

2019 Assembly Schedule

  Preliminary Schedule – subject to change. Please check often!  Please Note! The 1st Ballot in the Election of the Bishop will take place during  Business Session 2 after dinner on Thursday, May 30. Only those voting members in attendance who have registered before the business session and the production of a credentials report will be eligible to cast a ballot. Please refer to the Message from the 2019 Bishop’s Election Committee if you have questions about the election process.   Thursday, May 30, 2019 10:00 a.m. | Dorm Registration Opens – Thompson and Pederson Residence Halls 10:30 a.m. | Youth and Young Adult Orientation – TBA 2:00 p.m.  |  Registration Opens – Soiland Gym 3:00 p.m. | Voting Member Orientation- Gilbert Arena 5:00 p.m.  |  Opening of Assembly/Business Session 1 – Gilbert Arena 6:00 p.m | Dinner – Soiland Gym Voting Member Registration for First Bishop’s Election ballot closes at 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. | Business Session 2 – Gilbert Arena First Bishop’s Election Ballot  Voting member registration will re-open at close of voting 9:00 p.m. | Faith on Film Festival – Gilbert Arena Youth & Young Adult Volleyball and Basketball – Thompson and Pederson Residence Halls Friday, May 31, 2019 8:00 a.m. | Registration Opens 9:00 a.m.  |  Business Session 3 – Gilbert Arena Noon  |  Box Lunch 12:45 p.m. | Workshops – Soiland Humanities Building 2:00 p.m. | Business Session 4 – Gilbert Arena 5:00 p.m. | CLU Reception – University Plaza 6:00 p.m. | Dinner – Soiland Gym 7:00 p.m. Business Session 5 – Gilbert Arena 8:30 p.m. | “Church Together” Line Dancing 9:00 p.m. | Youth and Young Adult Firepit Gathering – Jack’s Corner Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:00 a.m.  |  Workshops & Budget Breakfast – Soiland Humanities Building 10:30 a.m.  |  African-American Lutheran Worship – Samuelson Chapel Noon  |  Fiesta Lunch – Soiland Gym 1:00 p.m. |  Business Session 6 – Gilbert Arena 2:30 |  Adjournment of Assembly

Friday, March 8, 2019

Director of Congregational Connections – Holy Trinity, Thousand Oaks

Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Thousand Oaks seeks a Director of Congregational Connections who will assist the Pastor in managing the life of the church. The Director will collaborate with clergy, staff, and lay volunteers to equip and manage the ministries of the church. The position involves working with clergy, staff, and lay volunteers to recruit, train, mentor, and evaluate the committees and groups who accomplish the work of the church. We are looking for a dynamic, out-going, approachable person with a track record of creating, implementing, and sustaining life-giving programs or ministries with strong volunteer leaders. Candidates must be able to demonstrate successful organizational management experience in church, non-profit, or volunteer organizations. This is a 30-hour part-time position that reports to the Senior Pastor. Starting wage is $22.00/hour. A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience is required. Church membership is not mandatory, however an understanding of the welcoming spirit of Christian love and service through experience, and/or course work in religion, history of religion, or Lutheran Theology is important. Flexibility in scheduling is required, as some Sundays and evening meetings are part of the job. A full job description, including educational and other requirements, as well as how to apply is posted at No phone calls, please. Please note that the deadline has been extended to March 29.

Upcoming Events:

Sunday, May 26
10:00am: Worship
Tuesday, May 28
11:00am: Bible study
Wednesday, May 29
9:00am: Food Pantry

Lectionary Texts:

May 23, 2019:
First Reading: Proverbs 2:1-5
Psalm: Psalm 67
Second Reading: Acts 15:36-41
May 26, 2019 Sixth Sunday of Easter:
First Reading: Acts 16:9-15
Psalm: Psalm 67
Second Reading: Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5
Gospel Reading: John 14:23-29 or John 5:1-9

RCL (C) 1992 The Consultation on Common Texts used by permission

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