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Louisiana/ Gulf Coast flooding update from Lutheran Disaster Response

At the culmination of the flood, there were a total of 13 confirmed deaths, tens of thousands had been rescued and even more evacuated across southern Louisiana and southern Mississippi. This flood came on the heels of several other floods that have hit the Gulf Coast region, starting earlier this spring.

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A note to the synod...Overtime exemption regulations information

This information regarding the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA) white-collar exemptions was sent via e-bulletin to our SOS distribution list on August 23, 2016.

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ELCA elects vice president

William B. Horne II of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Clearwater, Fla., was elected vice president of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) by the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly.

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ELCA presiding bishop reflects on work of the church and looks to future priorities

Eaton said much of her focus the past three years has been on the “how and why we do this work,” reminding the assembly of her four emphases for this church: We are church. We are Lutheran. We are church together. We are church for the sake of the world.

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2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly key actions

Voting members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) approved a number of key actions during the 2016 ELCA Churchwide Assembly held in New Orleans August 8-13.

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'Practical Guidance for Clergy in Teaching Forgiveness of Others and Oneself' webinar Aug 30

Part of the Community Clergy Training Program offered through the Veterans Administration. Open to clergy and lay leaders looking to better reach veterans and their families.

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Spanish for Ministry class starts Sept 6 and is open to all SOS members and the community

Trinity Lutheran Seminary has teamed up with Speak Our Language, LLC to offer a unique, fun and effective Spanish language class to better equip you in ministering to the Spanish-speaking community.

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'The Task and Art of Biblical Theology' and 'Christian Ethics' offered this fall through SOS Lay School of Theology

These courses offered at our Chillicothe and Dayton campuses present an opportunity for students to enrich the fabric of their faith life while meeting new friends.

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Cincinnati churches gather to improve race relations

Living Lutheran article features Lutheran Church of the Resurrection's efforts to connect intentionally with Historic Black Churches in the Cincinnati area.

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'A proclivity for paradox'

Read Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, latest column in Living Lutheran.

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Conflict transformation: Join an immersion program in Oaxaca, Mexico

Get hands-on training by experienced peacemakers and apply these skills to your congregational and personal life.

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