The ELCA has issued some Consitutional Updates that All Saints will be asked to adopt. Within those resolutions for the constitution and the bylaws will aslo be a small change in our own Columbarium bylaws. The main shift in the greater ELCA language surrounds the consolidation of former titles of rostered ministers, such as: associates in ministry, deaconesses, and diaconical ministers. Now the ELCA is naming all those offices "Deacon, a Minister of Word and Service." The Columbarium bylaws are simply streamlining operations. And, the constitutional change for All Saints has to do with Continuing Resolutions, which were approved at the January 5, 2017 Congregational Council Meeting. Contact the church office for more details, or talk with any of our leaders. The vote will happen at the end of our 9am Sunday Service.