From Friday, May 7, to the next day the New Jersey Synod, ELCA will host its first virtual synod assembly by Zoom Meeting. This year’s theme is “Springing Forth” and will include pre-synod workshops before the various sessions focusing on God’s action in the lives and ministry of the various NJ congregations. John Drozdal, VP of Congregation Council, and Nancy Gulick, Chair of Memorial Gifts, will be Our Savior’s two voting members to the 33rd Synod Assembly. Our own Sophia Howard is one of the nominees to attend the 2022 ELCA Churchwide Assembly in Columbus, OH so keep her in your prayers as the voting takes place at this year’s assembly. A synopsis of this year’s assembly will be provided in the June edition of the Parish Messenger.