The Rev. Stacie Fidlar will be installed as bishop of the Northern Illinois Synod at 11:00 am on Saturday, October 8, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Rockford. Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton will officiate the installation.
On behalf of the Synod Council and the Bishop Election/Transition Committee of the Northern Illinois Synod, I want to invite you and the persons your ministry serves to share in the Service of Holy Eucharist and the Installation of our Bishop-elect, the Reverend Stacie Fidlar. This celebration will provide an opportunity for us to share in the beginning of a new era in the life of the church in Northern Illinois. It will also offer the People of God a context in which to pray for our new bishop and the ministry we will share with her as our leader.This celebration will be held on October 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N. First Street, Rockford, Illinois. A reception will follow immediately in Anderson Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church. The reception will include a light lunch, thus making it possible for participants to return home immediately after its conclusion.To assist in meal planning, please RSVP your attendance by clicking the purple RSVP button below. The deadline to register is September 30. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required. Rostered ministers are invited to participate in the procession for this liturgy. Please wear your accustomed vestment and note that the color of the day is red. Please arrive at the church by 10:15 a.m. In Christ,Minnette WillardSynod Vice President & Chair, Bishop Election/Transition Committee