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Bishop Elizabeth Eaton discusses the often taboo subject of money in her July column for The Lutheran

'Giving is a spiritual discipline. It's a way for us to learn to live by faith.'

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ELCA Malaria Campaign reaches $14.5 million toward $15 million goal

In their commitment to help end malaria-related deaths in Africa, members of the ELCA have contributed $14.5 million to the ELCA Malaria Campaign, $500,000 shy of the campaign goal of $15 million by the end of 2015. Through the campaign, ELCA members and others have joined with companion Lutheran churches and partners in 13 African countries to prevent and treat malaria and educate communities about the disease.

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A Pastoral Letter & Guidance to Pastors & Congregations of the SOS on Same-Gender Marriage Ruling

Bishop Suzanne Dillahunt sent a letter to all rostered leaders regarding the United States Supreme Court ruling on same-gender marriage. This letter should be read by all of our congregational members as well as rostered leaders.

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ELCA presiding bishop to attend funeral in Charleston, S.C.

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, will attend the June 26 funeral of the Rev. Clementa C. Pinckney, who was among the nine people killed June 17 at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C. Local authorities called the killings racially motivated.

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Updated Resources! ELCA presiding bishop names “day of repentance and mourning”

In a public statement following a shooting that claimed the lives of nine people at a historic African-American church in Charleston, S.C., the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, called for a “day of repentance and mourning.” Local authorities called the killing racially motivated.

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ELCA delegation meets with migrant families, others in Mexico

For thousands of people, including a growing number of women and children migrating from Central America to the United States, their final stop before crossing the Suchiate River into southern Mexico is the Casa de Migrante (House of Migrants) in Tecún Umán, Guatemala, said Stephen Deal of the ELCA.

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Southern Ohio Synod congregations top givers to World Hunger in Region 6

1st quarter giving results from the ELCA show the Southern Ohio Synod ahead in World Hunger giving compared to other synods in our region.

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Church music leaders John Ferguson and Anton Armstrong to lead hymn festival in August

Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, is hosting a hymn festival at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, August 3, 2015, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Columbus, Ohio, that is free and open to the public.

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Alleluia! Jesus Is Risen! Hymn Festival Sept 11 2015

A hymn festival in thanksgiving for the life of Walter R. Bouman (1929-2005)

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ELCA Youth Gathering brings thousands to Detroit

In affirmation of their baptismal promise to “serve others and follow the example of Jesus,” almost 30,000 youth, adult leaders and others from the ELCA will participate in the ELCA Youth Gathering July 15-19 in Detroit. Meeting under the theme “Rise Up Together,” the Gathering will offer youth an opportunity to strengthen their faith and discover their call to serve the world – at home and abroad.

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Neighbor Night Minisitry celebrates 30,000th meal

The Neighbor Night Ministry at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lewisburg will celebrate its 30,000 plate served on Wednesday, July 1 with a community barbecue from 5-7 p.m.

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ELCA leaders express grief over shooting in South Carolina

The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the ELCA, released a statement June 18 in response to a shooting where nine people were killed at a historic African American church in Charleston, S.C. Local authorities are calling the killing racially motivated.

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Apply for an ELCA Domestic Hunger Grant before July 10 to make an impact on your community!

Domestic Hunger Grants support projects in four categories of ministry: relief, development, organizing and advocacy.

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Invitation to attend 'Social Media & The Church' workshop on August 20

All members of the Southern Ohio Synod are invited to attend a special workshop in Brecksville, Ohio featuring Pr. Clint Schnekloth, the ELCA Clergy Facebook page adminstrator.

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