It is a privilege to be elected a voting member. I expect to put in long hours doing the work of the Assembly. I also expect to have a little fun. Worship this year should be extra special as the ELCA is celebrating its 25th anniversary.
I'm looking forward to Thursday evening when I will attend a banquet for ELCA Ecumenical and Interfaith representatives.
2013 is either the last biennial assembly or the first triennial assembly depending, I suppose, on your perspective. At any rate previous assemblies were held every two years. In the future, as a cost saving measure, they will be held every three years.
If you would like to read more about the Assembly, there is a decent article here at livinglutheran.com. I think you'll be able to watch a live webcast of the Assembly here at elca.org. Who knows? You might even catch a glimpse of me. (Note to self: Do not pick nose!)
I don't know if I'll have much opportunity to update this blog while I'm gone. We shall see.