2019 Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod Assembly
May 17, 2019 ~ May 19, 2019

Global Mission: We Walk Together

I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another – John 13:34-35

Welcome to the 2019 Eastern Washington – Idaho Synod Assembly. We are looking forward to this spring’s Assembly happening at The Riverside Hotel in beautiful Boise, ID. More information on accommodations can be found with the registration materials on our website.

This year’s theme is “Global Mission: We Walk Together.” We are excited to welcome guests from our companion synod, the Ulanga Kilombero Diocese of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania. Additionally, we are partnering with the ELCA so that our Assembly will be a Glocal event, featuring guests to assist in worship leadership, provide plenary addresses that explore our theme, and meaningful workshops that will deepen our connection with the global church.

We are grateful to welcome Pastor Gabi Aelabouni, Director – ELCA Fund for Leaders, as our Churchwide Representative. The Fund for Leaders assists candidates for rostered ministry in the ELCA in seminary costs. It is an important aspect of walking together as the church.

Name change! One of the orders of business at this year’s Synod Assembly will be to choose what we will be called in the future. The Synod Council forwarded two names to the Assembly for consideration: Inland Northwest Synod and Intermountain Northwest Synod. Both names better represent all the congregations and ministries that are a part of us. We walk together!

Offerings given at Synod Assembly will be evenly divided between the Ulanga Kilombero Dioscese and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services. One way that your congregations can participate in Assembly is by designating certain offerings be given to the Synod Assembly offering. In the past, congregations have donated some or all of their Lent offerings to Synod Assembly offering recipients. Your voting members can even bring a check with them and place it in the offering plate. We walk together!

The planning team has been working hard putting together an inspiring and enriching Synod Assembly. See you May 17-19, 2019 in Boise!

Pastor Phil Misner
Assistant to the Bishop


 If you have questions concerning Assembly registration or housing, please contact:

Diana Abken, Assembly Registrar

               registrar@ewaidsynod.org — 208-755-3343

Phil Misner,  Assistant to the Bishop

                phil.misner@ewaidsynod.org – 509-838-9871