The Rev. Murray Finck, bishop, Pacifica Synod, leads the group in Stretch and Pray Tuesday morning.
Stretch and Pray on Tuesday morning.
The Rev. Murray Finck, bishop, Pacifica Synod begins the morning Stretch and Pray reaching up to stretch the muscles.
Bishop Michael Burk (first row right) and the other voting members of the Southeastern Iowa Synod.
Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson asks the assembly for a show of hands of those who participated in the morning Run, Walk, or Roll or Stretch and Pray.
Voting members at plenary session two.
Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson with Kristi Bangert, executive director for communication services.
Dr. Norma Hirsch led the assembly in morning prayer. Dr. Hirsch is a member of the Church Council from Des Moines, Iowa.
The Rev. Michael Cooper-White (left) and Bishop Ralph Dunkin of the West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod with an unidentified young Lutheran!
Presiding Bishop Mark S. Hanson during plenary session two.
The Rev. Susan Briner, Summerville, S.C. (center)
Vice-President Carlos Pena during plenary session two.
Voting members from the Northwestern Pennsylvania (8A) and Northeastern Minnesota (3E) synods.
Voting members from the Northwestern Pennsylvania (8A) synod.
Assembly volunteers with their new bio-degradable mugs!
Plenary session two.
Assembly volunteers listen to the proceedings of plenary session two.
Assembly hall entrance with the new ELCA "God's work. Our hands" marketing campaign.
Volunteers and guests listening to the plenary.
Voting members from the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin.
Parliamentarian, the Rev. Lyle A. Kleman, listens intently.
Voting members from the Saint Paul Area Synod.
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