The 2023 Central/Southern Illinois Synod Assembly was held via Zoom on the morning of Saturday, March 25, and in person at the Embassy Suites in East Peoria, June 1-3. The theme of this year's assembly was “To the Glory of God.”
Synod Assembly Festival Worship was held at 8:00 PM at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Peoria. The worship offering is designated for ministries of our companion synods in the Malagasy Lutheran church in Madagascar. We raised more than $13,000 for these ministries, the most ever — thank you for your generous gifts!
Synod Assembly is the annual gathering of the congregations of Central/Southern Illinois Synod, typically the first Thursday-Saturday of June. Synod Assembly is time for us to be church together. We tend to the matters of living together in Christ for the sake of the world, learning and understanding how God calls us to be the church in the world. We worship together, receive greetings from ministry partners and ecumenical brothers and sisters, steward our financial resources to support and strengthen ministry, and are inspired and encouraged by one another.