You are cordially invited to come to the fair!
Bring your children and your friends.
The festival is open to all!
On Friday, June 10, the street in front of the Sovereign Performing
Arts Center will be closed to traffic for an International Festival.
Two large tents will be set up on the lawns of Trinity Lutheran Church,
next door to the Sovereign Performing Arts Center, so that the festival
rain or shine
The festival will celebrate the relationship of the Northeastern Pennsylvania
Synod with its four companion synods, the South Central Diocese of Tanzania,
the Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Slovenia, the Evangelical
Lutheran Church of Argentina and Uruguay, and the Evangelical Lutheran
Church of Saxony. It will also recognize the relationship of the synod
to its partner
ELCA synod, the Northwest Synod of Wisconsin.
Crafts, games, songs, and other activities related to these countries
and areas will be available, along with special music groups. The International
that is included in the registration fee for voting members will feature
food from the four countries. Some tickets may be available for purchase
at the registration
Two of our special guests for the assembly are the Rev. P. Alan Eldrid,
pastor-president (bishop) of the United Evangelical Lutheran Church
in Argentina and Uruguay,
and the Rev. Leon Novak, pastor of the Lutheran Parish in Murska
Sobota, Slovenia, the largest Lutheran congregation in Slovenia.
will represent Bishop
Geza Erniša, who will be attending a gathering of European Lutheran
leaders in Iceland.
Come and meet Bishop Eldrid and Pastor Novak. You can also visit
with them and learn more about their church bodies during the forum
Forums are also open to all and are free of charge. They will be
held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.
The Global Mission Committee will provide information about all
our companion synods during the first forum time slot. During
each of the companion synod committees will introduce you to
the church to which they
For a complete schedule of events, check the assembly link on
the synod home page (www.godslove.org).
See you there!