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FORMED in the image of God, REFORMED in the cross of Christ, TRANSFORMED in the power of the Spirit

30th Indiana-Kentucky Synod Assembly – June 1-3, 2017

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Worship Offering Designations

  • The offering from the Gathering Eucharist is designated for the Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA 2017 focus area: Global Church. This ministry supports Missionaries, Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM), Global Ministries and International Women Leaders.
  • The offering from the Sending Eucharist is designated to establish a fund for Indiana-Kentucky Synod Youth Ministry. These funds will be used to support synod youth events, equip the network of leaders and provide leadership opportunities for youth across the synod.

The Indiana-Kentucky Synod staff continues to be good stewards of its resources, time and energy. Many of the synod assembly materials that the synod used to print and mail are now available on the website: http://iksynod.org/2017-assembly/

Made New for Mission Banquet: Celebrating Leaders and Ministries of the Past, Present and Future

The Thursday evening banquet is an opportunity to lift up people and ministries from across Indiana and Kentucky, as we come together to rejoice and give thanks to God for the common mission we share.

  • Commissioning, Consecration and Ordination Anniversaries for Rostered Ministers
    • Honorees celebrating 50 years of service

Rev. Donald A. Abdon
Rev. Ronald M. Haseley
Rev. Oscar T. Holter
Deacon E. Louise Williams

    • We will also recognize those leaders with more than 50 years of service

Rev. J. Patrick Flynn – 55 years
Rev. Daniel L. Hamlin – 55 years
Rev. David P. Kahlenberg – 55 years
Rev. John B. Pannkuk, Jr. – 55 years
Rev. Thomas D. Richards – 55 years
Rev. V. Mack Goeglein – 60 years
Rev. Frederick W. Pfotenhauer – 60 years
Rev. Paul E. Hinrichs – 65 years
Sister Rose Ann Kraus – 65 years

    • Honorees celebrating 25 years of service

Rev. Martin E. Bornhoeft
Rev. William M. Bucher
Rev. Stephen P. Flynn
Rev. Richard L. Hartman

  • Congregational Anniversaries
    • 150 Years

    Calvary Lutheran Church, Cromwell, IN

    • 125 Years

    Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Bellevue, KY
    St. John Lutheran Church, Otwell, IN
    Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Richmond, IN

    • 75 Years

    St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN

    • 50 Years

    Cross and Crown Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, IN
    Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Mulberry, IN
    Lutheran Church of the Cross, Muncie, IN

  • Congregations under Development, Congregations under Redevelopment and Mission Developers
  • New Rostered Leaders in the IN-KY Synod
  • Partners in Mission: Ecumenical and Interfaith Guests

Where every member is a missionary, every pastor is a mission director, and every congregation is a mission center.