New at Assembly: Mass Choir

Combined “mass choir” at Bishop Davenport’s installation.

The 2019 Southeastern Pennsylvania Synod Assembly theme is “Building Beloved Community.” To highlight this theme and celebrate our journey together as the SEPA Synod, the Worship Team is planning for a mass choir for festival worship with Holy Communion on Saturday, May 4, 2019, 9:00 am to 10:30 am.

Individuals and/or choirs are invited to take part in this celebration! Once music is selected, you will be notified of what the pieces are and practice times offered. After worship, forums will be offered for all those joining the choir after which singers may join the assembly for lunch. Details about the forums after worship will follow.

Please be sure each participant registers using the Volunteer Choir link ( The deadline for registration is April 4, 2019.

Synod Assembly is held at Franconia Mennonite Church, 613 Harleysville Pike, Telford, PA.

Details for choir participants at this point are:

  • All choir members must register for the Assembly.
  • Lunch is optional; if you would like lunch you must indicate that selection at registration
  • Parking will be limited, so carpooling is highly recommended
  • Choir members will need to arrive before the worship service on that day, time yet to be determined.
  • When you arrive, pick up a name tag at the registration table
  • Three Saturday Forums will be offered for choir members only following the service.
    • The Five Gifts of Discipleship: A Guide for Living Our Faith in Daily Life presented by the Rev. Brenda K. Smith, Program Director, Faith Practices and Book of Faith, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
    • Stewardship presented by the Rev. Linda O. Norman, Vice President of Administration, ELCA Mission Investment Fund
    • Being the Presence of Christ in the World (Best Practices) presented by the Rev. Dr. J. Jayakiran Sebastian, Dean, United Lutheran Seminary