Opening Plenary 6 the Assembly Choir plays.
Morning Prayer: The Rev. Kenneth Ruppar, ELCA Church Councilmember, Richmond, Va.
Assembly musician, John Sall from Abington, Pa. sings at Plenary 6 at Churchwide Assembly.
Assembly musician, Doug Albert from Gap, Pa. sings at Plenary 6 at Churchwide Assembly.
Invited Guests during Plenary session 6 during prayer.
The Rev. Munib Younan, bishop of Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jordan and the Holy Land speaking at Plenary 6.
A voting member supporting a resolution at Plenary 6 on Thursday.
A voting member opposing a resolution at Plenary 6 on Thursday.
World Hunger Appeal & Lutheran World Relief report from Nancy Arnison, director for ELCA World Hunger Program and The Rev. John Nunes, president, Lutheran World Relief in Plenary 6.
Nancy Arnison, director for ELCA World Hunger Program speaking in Plenary 6 on Thursday.
The Rev. John Nunes, president, Lutheran World Relief Hunger Program speaking in Plenary 6 on Thursday.
Ralston H. Deffenbaugh Jr., LIRS president presented Immigration issue to Plenary 6 voting members.
Assembly participants in plenary session 6.
The Rev. Kenneth Ruppar, ELCA Church Councilmember leads morning prayer.
Phil Harris gives the election report on the first ballot for Secretary
Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson applauds retiring Secretary Lowell G. Almen at the conclusion to his final report to the ELCA Churchwide Assembly.
Retiring Secretary Lowell G. Almen receives an enthusiastic ovation from the ELCA Churchwide Assembly.
The Rev. Lowell Almen, ELCA Secretary, acknowledges the assembly's acclamation following his report to the churchwide assembly. Almen was thanked for 20 years of service in the role of ELCA Secretary.
Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson and retiring Secretary Lowell G. Almen (right) enjoy the enthusiastic applause of the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in appreciation for Secretary Almen.
Secretary of the ELCA, Lowell Almen.
Report of the Secretary, Lowell Alem
Secretary Almen invites assembly to stand and sing.