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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of February 6, 2019

Stronger and better together: 
Joining Jesus in the restoration of the world! 


Synod News
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New SOS AMMPARO Network being formed! Come be a part of it on February 19

Congregations interested in ministries for migrants and refugees, are invited to join the organizational meeting on February 19 at Faith Lutheran Church in Wilmington.


Proven stewardship development opportunity available to SOS congregations-Join us via the web on February 20

GSB FundRaising’s Stewardship for All Seasons has a proven track record in helping congregations grow giving. Our SOS congregations that signed up during assembly are already seeing promising results. Find out more on February 20!

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God is calling your congregation to the ‘life that really is life!’

Answer that call by being a part of the Southern Ohio Synod’s ‘The Collaborative’! Click on this story to learn how your congregation can have vital and life-giving ministries!


Discernment and prayer process for upcoming assembly-All encouraged to participate!

The Southern Ohio Synod invites you to discernment and prayer as we prepare for the 2019 Synod Assembly at Wittenberg University in Springfield.

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Youth and Family News

Something More Events

Something More is for your High Schoolers who wish to go deeper with their faith. High School students will learn ministry skills that will help them grow in following Jesus. Students from across the Southern Ohio Synod mission territory are invited to come and receive investment, be equipped, and be sent into the world. Sign up online at Questions? Contact Mary Ellen at w: (513)683-4244 c: (513)378-1378

  • Saturday March 16 at Veil at Lord of Life, West Chester Timeframe TBD
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Webinar: Legal Checklist for Congregations

In a free webinar at 12 p.m. (CST) on Thursday, Feb. 21, the ELCA legal staff will discuss this checklist and best legal practices for congregations. The webinar should be of particular interest to rostered ministers and lay congregational leaders and staff, including congregation council members and officers, church administrators, and pastors and deacons.

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International Women's Day is coming March 8: What your congregation can do to observe this important day

Every March 8, people around the world celebrate International Women’s Day. Here are some resources for your congregation that lift up this special day.



Partners and Affiliates

Summer learning opportunities from Trinity Lutheran Seminary

Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University has four courses for all who have a passion for worship and ministry. Check out what's coming this summer!

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Impact the global good this Lenten season with resources from Lutheran World Relief!

Lenten resources and impactful gifts from Lutheran World Relief


EnLIGHTen group thanks everyone for their support; encourages all to be aware and make a difference

Awareness is key to recognize what is happening around us. Trafficking can look different in each community, but the signs of a child’s behavior, appearance, and who they are accompanied by are still the same.

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Employment Opportunities

This link is now located on the lower left-hand side of the synod home page in the quick links box.

Church Relations Specialist
Oesterlen Services For Youth, Inc.
Springfield, OH

Program Associate for ELCA Youth Gathering Communication and Administration
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Chicago, Illinois

Communications Specialist
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Chicago, Illinois

If your ELCA-affiliated organization or congregation has an open position you'd like to advertise, please send the position description, contact person information and a deadline for submitting applications to You may also access our online form by clicking here.

Prayer Requests

Below are prayer requests for people in our synod or people connected with our synod. Please remember these brothers and sisters in Christ in your prayers.

Click HERE to read the full prayer requests


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