Invitation to the Installation of Bishop Brenda Bos
You are invited to the Installation of The Rev. Brenda Bos as Bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.
This celebration of our faith, community, Lutheran expression and future possibilities will take place in-person at the historic Angelica Lutheran Church in Los Angeles and with the participation of attendees at satellite locations at churches throughout the synod territory. We will be celebrating the immigrant experience in the United States through word and art.
Angelica Lutheran Church was founded by Swedish immigrants in 1888 and served as the seat of the Los Angeles District of the Augustana Synod. The present Gothic-style church building was completed in 1925 on a campus that grew to include an auditorium, a social hall, Sunday School facilities, Angelica Homes (a residential community for seniors), and the offices of what became the Southwest California Synod. Now a congregation that serves a primarily Spanish-speaking population, Angelica is a witness to a changing and ethnically diverse Los Angeles, rooted in and strengthened by the witness, labor, faith, and hope of an immigrant body of Christ.
The Rev. Brenda Bos was elected to serve a six-year term as Bishop of the Southwest California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America on June 5, 2021 during the 33rd Assembly of the Southwest California Synod. You can read more about Bishop-elect Brenda here.
For the safety of the community and of individual participants, attendance at Angelica Lutheran will be limited, although we will make every effort to include as many people as possible. If you wish to attend in person, please use the link below to make a reservation as soon as possible. Watch for information about satellite locations for the Installation in your inbox and at the synod website soon.