080816 - New Orleans, LA - The 2016 Churchwide Assembly begins with a welcome from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton. The Texas-Louisiana Synod also welcomed guests. Bishop Eaton went over rules for voting and other items pertaining to the order of business. Pictured Bishop William Gafkjen, chair of the Word and Service task force as he discusses the task force's work.
080816CWA2016533Bishop Elizabeth EatonChurchwide Assembly 2016ELCAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaWilliam GafkjenWord and Servicetexaslouisiana synod