2019 Region 5 Deacon Gathering

This gathering is for deacons or candidates in Region 5. It will be a time to worship together, form new relationships, share about our calls, hear from speakers, and join together to learn from and encourage one another.

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. Susan McArver, Professor of Church History and Educational Ministry, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary. She will speak on the history and theology of deacons.

The event will be held at the Ramada Galena Hotel & Day Spa in Galena, IL.

If you have any questions please contact Deacon Cheryl Erdmann at 815-964-9934 or cerdmann@nisynod.org or Deacon Lynn Egesdal at 712-299-2570 or Lynn.egesdal@wisynod.org.

Registration Information

Cost is $100 for a shared room or $165 for a single room.

Register online or download a flyer to register by mail.

Tentative Schedule

Sunday, March 31

5:00 p.m. Registration

6-7:00 p.m. Meal

7-7:45 p.m. Sharing Our Stories

7:45 p.m. Evening Prayer

8:30 p.m. Hospitality/Social Hour

Monday, April 1

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m. Morning Prayer

9:30 a.m. Presenter: Professor Susan McArver, LTSS – The Early and Modern History of the Diaconate

11:00 a.m. Break

11:15 a.m. Affinity Group Sessions #1

12:15 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m. Presenter: Professor Susan McArver – The Theology of Diaconal Ministry

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. Affinity Group Sessions #2

4:15 p.m. Free Time and Supper (on our own)

7:30 p.m. Evening Prayer

8:15 p.m. Hospitality/Social Hour

Tuesday, April 2

7:30 a.m. Breakfast at hotel

9:00 a.m. Opening Prayer

9:15 a.m. Sr. Krista Anderson – Update on the Word and Service Roster

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Closing Worship with Holy Communion

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