Once again it is our privilege and duty to gather as the Eastern District in Convention at First Trinity Church, Tonawanda, NY on June 17/18, 2022.  As we strive together to be the Church of Christ in a postmodern world, convention is a time for prayer, mutual conversation, fellowship, reporting, decisions and elections. 

As the Eastern District of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod moves into its 167th year of existence, we ask God’s blessings and solicit the prayers and willing involvement of all of our congregations.


CONVENTION CALENDAR DEADLINES
The Eastern District Convention will be here before we know it. There are MANY deadlines associated with this that MUST be met. They are all listed in the calendar below. 
Please note that we WILL NOT be accepting late nominations. Your congregation must get these into our office by the deadline in order to be accepted. If your congregation previously submitted nominations and/or delegate credentials and have no changes, those submissions will still stand. If you have not submitted yet, or have changes to your previous submission, please do so as soon as possible.
If your congregation has misplaced your nomination materials, everything is available on this webpage.  Your cooperation is very much appreciated. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth Marzano at ruthmarzano68@gmail.com or 716-634-5111 x21.
January 27, 2022 – Nominations close and Congregation Delegates/Alternates info due
February 8 @ 7 p.m. – Convention Delegates/Alternates 60-minute ZOOM; first of four
March 8 @ 7 p.m. – Convention Delegates/Alternates 60-minute ZOOM; second of four
April 1 – Submissions to Workbook due
April 12 @ 7 p.m. – Convention Delegates/Alternates 60-minute ZOOM; third of four
May 1 or before – Convention Workbook Sent
May 10 @ 7 p.m. – Convention Delegates/Alternates 60-minute ZOOM; four of four

CONVENTION RESOURCES AND MATERIALS 

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Eastern District Convention Welcome/Cover Letter

Eastern District Delegate Credentials 2022

NOMINATING BALLOT INSTRUCTIONS 2022

2022 Secretary Commissioned Minister Director Nominations

2022 President, Vice President & Lay Nominations

2022 Nomination Form

2022 Nominating Committee Nomination Form

2022 – OVERTURE TEMPLATE-Congregation

Eastern District Convention Covid-19 Precautions and Responsibilities

Advisory Delegates to the 2022 LCMS National Convention Election Information

  > NOMINATING BALLOT-2023 Commissioned Minister Delegate to Synod Convention

  > Roster of Easter District Commissioned Ministers

> NOMINATING BALLOT 2023 Emeritus/Candidate Pastors Delegate to Synod Convention

          > Roster of Eastern District–Emeritus and Candidate Ministers

Ancillary Documents & Position Descriptions

     + District President

     + District Vice President

     + District Secretary

     + District Sections

     + District Nominating Committee

     + District Circuit Visitor

     + DP/ED Regulations

     + List of Commissioned Ministers (for election of delegate to LCMS National Convention)

     + Ordained Rostered Workers Directory (Active) of the Eastern District, click here

     + Ordained Rostered Workers Directory (Inactive) of the Eastern District, click here

Convention Planning Team Resources

     + RESTRICTED ACCESS at LCMSED.org/Resources/Members Private