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LCA Collection 253. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Southwestern Minnesota Synod. Assembly Materials of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod, 1987-1988: Overview

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Collection Description

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.  Southwestern Minnesota Synod.  Assembly Materials of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod, 1987-1988.  LCA Collection 253.  3 folders.

The Assembly Materials of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod collection contains information issued to delegates in attendance for both the Constituting Convention in 1987 and the first Assembly in the following year.  Materials include itineraries and procedural explanations for voting and the conduct of meetings.  The collection also holds programs from worship services held during the convention and brochures and reports from affiliated programs and institutions.   

Historical Note

The Constituting Convention of the Southwestern Minnesota Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) was held on the campus of Gustavus Adolphus College in 1987.  Participants addressed financial matters and considered materials for developing the new synod’s constitution.  Reports from affiliated organizations were also shared with delegates.  As of 2014 the Southwestern Minnesota Synod is one of six ELCA synods within Minnesota and encompasses 247 individual congregations.

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