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As Virginia Lutherans prepare to gather for the 2023 Synod Assembly, everyone is invited to join in a five-session bible study to explore the theme, The Way in the Wilderness. God is always with God’s people, including joining us in all the wildernesses of life. Jesus calls us in many and various ways to share God’s expansive love in our unique contexts. We are united in the wilderness, even if our journeys are different. In each session, participants will hear a story about God’s presence in the wilderness, will learn how that story has impacted a synod leader, and will have opportunity to share their wilderness stories too. Each session will help prepare our hearts and minds for the Synod Assembly, assured of God’s presence with us as individuals and together as a synod. Everyone is welcome to attend: Lay and rostered, voting member or visitor, even if you won’t be onsite for the Assembly in June, you are welcome to join the conversation. Portions of the sessions will be recorded and shared.

Thank you to our session leaders: Bishop Bob Humphrey, Pastor Kelly Bayer Derrick (Assistant to the Bishop), Pastor John Wertz Jr. (Director for Evangelical Mission), Charles Downs (Synod Council President), and Blythe Scott (Synod Council Secretary).

February 27, March 27, April 24, & May 22