2020 Bishop Installation

Installation Worship

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The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin cordially invites you
to attend the Worship Celebration and Installation Service for

Bishop Joy Mortensen-Wiebe

Sunday, the Eleventh of October
Two thousand twenty
at 1:00 in the afternoon

We will gather as the body of Christ for this Service of the Word.

During this time of social distancing due to the pandemic, the worship service was live streamed. The recording is available below.

Downloadable as a PDF

The offering has been designated to benefit our synod Latino Ministries.

Watch the Recorded Livestream

To Watch the Recording Click the Play Button Below
or Watch Directly on YouTube Here

We Are Called, We Are Church – 50th Anniversary Commemoration Video

Below is the commemoration video of the 50th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Lutheran church that was a part of the installation worship.

Prayer Activity

Prayer Activity That Will Become Visual Element of Installation Service

Children and Adults are invited to pray for the bishop-elect as she begins her transition to her call as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA. A way to show our unity in blessing our new bishop is to participate in this activity offered by the planning team.  We invite your Sunday school children, confirmands, high schoolers and adults …anyone interested …to color a downloadable coloring sheet (see below). Please pray for the bishop and the synod as you color these leaves.  Think of us as the veins of the leaf as we offer life to each other and to the body of Christ.  The various textures and patterns represent the varied gifts that God has given us as we are sent into the world as disciples of Christ.  Then send or drop off your coloring sheets to the synod office by October 2.  These creative representations and prayers offered up will become a visual element of the worship celebration (There are three styles to choose from for various ages and skills).

Send your colored sheets flat by October 2 to: 

South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA
6401 Odana Road, Suite 20
Madison, WI  53719

Attention Rostered Women

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Send us a photo of your ordination!  During this year, we celebrate 50 years of our church body ordaining women, and we also celebrate the installation of our new bishop, Rev. Joy Mortensen-Wiebe. The Bishop Installation Team is putting together a video comprised of pictures from the ordinations of our synod’s rostered women to be shared during Bishop Joy’s installation service on Sunday, October 11. We would love to include a picture of your ordination, particularly the laying on of hands. If you’re able, please send a digital picture to Robyn Zimmerman (robynz@scsw-elca.org) before October 2.