Voting Members speak at the microphones during the debate on the ELCA Studies on Sexuality.
Pr. Herbert Chilstrom during Plenary Session Nine
Pr. Gerald Kieshnick; President; The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LC-MS)
Bp. Stephen Blaire, chair of the Bishops, Committee for Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Assembly prays before each major vote.
Folks from Good Soil - wearing rainbow stoles - and Solid Rock Lutherans - with Luther Rose stickers - fill the visitor section today.
Visitors listen as intently as Voting Members.
Voting Members seriously consider the actions before them.
Even late in the plenary session, this crossword puzzle has not even been started.
Big screens help Voting Members keep track of Assembly business. There are seven big screens and two smaller monitors in the plenary hall.
Voting Members express appreciation for the open captioning.
"Go to Worship!"
Voting Members head to worship after the morning Plenary Session on the consideration of recommendations on the ELCA Studies on Sexuality.
Bishop April Ulring Larson, La Crosse Area Synod
Sr. Anne Keefer, Director, ELCA Deaconness Community, Chicago, read the lessons for Friday's Holy Communion service.
Passing of Peace
Passing of Peace amongst Ecumenical guests at the morning Worship service.
Passing of Peace during Friday morning's Worship service.