Our conference deans and ministry directors recently brought forward a proposal for a synodical covenant. This is an attempt to make explicit the relationship that exists between congregations on the one hand and the synodical administration on the other. It grew out of the context of our discussions about structural renewal. Synod Council have given their enthusiastic endorsement to the idea and authorized me to tell you about it.
The relationship between congregations and the synod could be compared to a marriage. Like most relationships
Grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
I am writing to encourage you to support the 2012 ELCIC Praise Appeal. Bishop Johnson recently sent you a communiqué about this appeal and I wanted to make it very clear to you that I am in full and complete support of the request that you designate a 2012 Sunday of your choice to highlight and make this special appeal