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La Crosse Area Synod 

2021 "Virtual"
Synod Assembly



READ Important Letter from

Assembly Planning Committee and Committee to Elect a Bishop


THEME: " . . . we will SING"


Voting members must be registered for assembly by March 10 in order to participate fully in the March 14 Nominating Caucuses - the first step in our synod's Bishop Election process.

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Contact the Synod Office



CURRENTLY CLOSED during pandemic


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Phone: 608-788-5000


2301 South Avenue
La Crosse, WI 54601


2021 Winter Theological Conference

Thu, Feb. 25, 9 am - 3 pm

Cost: $30

Ministers: Mark your calendars 

Register by sending email to office@lacrosseareasynod.org 

(this replaces the 2021 Spring Theological Conference)

Nominating Caucus Meetings

Sun, March 14, 3 pm - There will be one virtual meeting held for each conference at 3 pm for the purpose of nominating candidates for the office bishop of our synod.

Boundaries Training

Thu, April 22, 9 am - 3 pm

Presenter: Rev. Ramie Bakken

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Pre-Assembly Conference Caucus


(all virtual meetings)

East Conf - Sun, May 9, 2 pm

South Conf - Sun, May 9, 7 pm

West Conf - Mon, May 10, 7 pm

North Conf - Tue, May 11, 7 pm

MEET Interim Bishop Chris Boerger


Bishop Boerger joined synod staff effective Jan. 1, 2021 and will be with us until Sept. 1, 2021, when a newly elected bishop will assume office. Read Bishop Boerger's brief bio and view his introduction video.

Called Forward Together in Christ
Future Directions of the ELCA

Propelled by a commitment to Lutheran traditions and to being a community of faith that is always forming and being renewed, the ELCA’s presiding bishop, Church Council and Conference of Bishops initiated a process to engage the ELCA in conversation about future directions – to help this church journey faithfully and effectively together in the years ahead.

The Church we are becoming . . .

  1. A thriving church spreading the gospel and deepening faith for all people 

  2. A church equipping people for their baptismal vocations in the world and this church

  3. An inviting and welcoming church that reflects and embraces the diversity in our communities and the gifts and opportunities that diversity brings

  4. A visible church deeply committed to working ecumenically and with other people of faith for justice, peace and reconciliation in our communities and around the world

  5. A well-governed, connected and sustainable church


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To submit your congregational event to the synod office, please

e-mail office@lacrosseareasynod.org

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2301 South Avenue

La Crosse, WI 54601


Phone 608-788-5000


HoursCURRENTLY CLOSED during pandemic


8:30am-4:30pm *




*Closed 12pm - 1pm 


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