Southeastern Synod ELCA

Installation of the Bishop and Staff of the Southeastern Synod

October 4, 2019

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The offerings will be split between our synod youth ministry scholarship fund and the Julian Gordy Seminary Fund.



The service of Holy Communion with the Rite of Installation of The Reverend Kevin Lyle Strickland as Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America will occur at 2pm EDT on Saturday, October 5th at the Cathedral of St. Philip in Atlanta, GA. The installation of the Assistants to the Bishop and Synod Staff will also take place during this liturgy.  All are welcome! A reception will follow the service. All rostered ministers are invited to process and vest and the color of the day is red. There will be a vesting area provided for you. Stay tuned for more details.

WHEN:  Saturday, October 5, 2019, 2:00pm EDT.  Be sure to arrive early.  Seating will be reserved only for rostered leaders and synod council.

WHERE:  The Cathedral of St. Philip, 2744 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA, 30305.  

CLICK HERE FOR PARKING INFORMATION AND DIRECTIONS!
 

HOTELS:  We do not have any blocks of hotel rooms at this time.  All interested in attending will need to find accommodations on their own.

Below you can find several questions and answers regarding this service.  Please refer back to this page for updates.


WHO IS BEING INSTALLED AT THIS WORSHIP SERVICE?

The Reverend Kevin L. Strickland is being installed as the fourth Bishop of the Southeastern Synod of the ELCA.  

Once Bp. Strickland is installed, he will then install the Assistants to the Bishop and the rest of the Synod Staff.  Here is a detailed list (in alphabetical order):
  • Mr. Hilton Austin - Director of Advocacy
  • The Reverend Patricia (Patti) Axel - Assistant to the Bishop and Director for Evangelical Mission (DEM)
  • The Reverend Karen Boda - Assistant to the Bishop for Congregational Life
  • Deacon Jeanette Burgess - Administrative Liaison for Leadership
  • Ms. Carolyn Nottingham Davis - Executive Assistant to the Bishop
  • The Reverend Everett Flanigan - Administrative Dean for the Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta, Assistant to the Bishop
  • Ms. Melissa Fuller Sims - Assistant to the Bishop and Directors for Evangelical Mission (DEM)
  • The Reverend Jill Henning - Assistant to the Bishop for Leadership and Administration
  • The Reverend Michael L. Jannett - Assistant to the Bishop for Formation and Communication
  • Ms. Holly Liersch - Office Manager

We give thanks for these servants of the church and pray for them in their new or existing roles in our synod.


WILL ASSISTANCE BE PROVIDED FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE DEAF OR HARD OF HEARING?

Yes!!!  We will be offering Assistive Listening Devices and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation for the entire service.
 

HOW CAN I HELP / BE INVOLVED?

The Southeastern Synod Bishop's Installation Team offers several opportunities to become involved and contribute to the activities of the day.

>>> Contributing towards the cost of the Installation service:

The team is seeking individuals, congregations, and other groups who are interested in contributing towards the costs of the Installation service. Any contribution, large or small, is most welcome as we celebrate and give thanks for this important moment in the life of our Synod. 
 
We will use these funds for covering the costs of the Installation weekend which include items such as:
  • Live streaming
  • Reception
  • Music and musicians
  • Hospitality to guests
  • Communion bread and wine
If you are interested in contributing or would like to underwrite a specific expense, please contact Ms. Carolyn Nottingham Davis, cdavis@elca-ses.org or 404-589-1977.  Thank you for your support!

>>>  Bishop's Installation Choir: Voices are needed for the installation choir.  Please click the link in the title for information and registration.

>>>  Bishop's Hospitality Committee: Volunteers are needed to welcome and direct participants and/or to host at the reception following.  Please click the link in the title for information and registration.
 

ARE ROSTERED LEADERS INVITED TO PROCESS?

YES!  Absolutely!  All Rostered Leaders of ALL traditions are invited to process and vest according to each individual's tradition's customs.   The color of the day is red.  We will gather in the classrooms in the basement of the cathedral.  
 

WILL THERE BE A RECEPTION?

YES!  A reception will follow the service in the Atrium of the Cathedral of St. Philip. All are welcome!
 

WHAT MISSION OR MINISTRY WILL OUR OFFERING SUPPORT?

Offerings for this service will be divided and given to two new initiatives for the Southeastern Synod. One will be to establish a Youth Scholarship fund to help Youth in our synod attend synodical and Churchwide youth events, who otherwise could not afford to attend. And the other will be to establish the Julian Gordy Seminary Scholarship Fund.
 

WILL THE SERVICE BE MADE AVAILABLE VIA LIVE STREAM?

We are currently working on this option.  If we are live streaming this worship service, the link will be placed here.  Check back soon!