ELC-PNG prepares for the synod



PARISHERS from Yabim’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Papua New Guinea (ELC-PNG) will be a huge and memorable history for the church.
“It is not the election of the church’s senior and most respected positions alone that is drawing attention, it’s Yabim’s third time to host the church’s national event,” church secretary Isaac Theo said.
“We would like to make it the best and memorable church gathering,” he added.
He said among issues that would be tabled in the week-long synod starting this weekend would be the reviewing and re-writing of the church constitution to be undertaken by the Lutheran children and the election of church heads.
“The Constitution was re-looked and it will get the endorsement during the synod and the elections of the church highest position, the head bishop, his deputy and the church secretary,” he said.
Other issues like the church’s HIV/AIDS, law and order, food poisoning and environmental damages would also be tabled.
Mr Theo, whose position will also be contested, said two ships were ferrying food to Lae.
Contributions started flowing in with the Morobe provincial government chipping in K300,000, Lae MP Bart Philemon contributed K10,000 and the other 16 districts assisted with K10,000 each.