Devotions for Discernment

Devotions for Discernment

You are invited to be a part of a discernment process as we seek a new bishop in 2018. Bishop Elaine is not seeking re-election. We need to prepare to choose a new leader for these new times in the church’s life. Please receive this invitation and act upon it. Your voice is important. 

1) Please read the invitation letter at your January council meeting.

2) The other document for download is a  resources for your January council devotions. Other devotional material will be made available on this web-page, each month, and should involve only a half hour at your meeting in each of the next four months, but we believe that the outcome will be significant and beneficial for the whole synod.
Thanking you in advance for being part of this discernment process.

The MNO Synod Discernment Committee
(Please direct questions to Pastor Larry Ulrich:

Resources for download and local use:
Letter of introduction
January devotion – Dwelling In The Word
February Letter to congregations
February devotion – Dwelling in the Word
March Letter to congregations
March devotion – Dwelling in the Word
April Letter to congregations
April devotion – Dwelling in the Word

Congregational Councils are asked to read and respond to this form by April 22.

On March 3rd, a synod consultation took place (see event)

video of March 3rd event here
Synod Mission Profile here (PDF)
Discernment Consultation notes (from March 3) here (PDF)