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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of February 13, 2019

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


Synod News
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Please join us for the Seeing Race Through Faith training at a location near you!

Attendees will engage in dialogue, ask questions, and help one another improve our understanding on race so that we can be better equipped for mission in God's world. 


2019 Congregational Remittance Forms are ready for download and use by treasurers

Please make sure your treasurer or whoever is responsible for sending in mission support to the synod, see this article and has the 2019 forms for this fiscal year.

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Reminder! Resolutions for the assembly are due by March 15

If you plan to submit a resolution for consideration by this year's Synod Assembly, your resolution must be submitted by March 15, 2019.


All are invited to the SOS Hunger Task Force meeting on February 23!

Anyone interested in hunger ministries who would like to serve beyond their congregation, while also enhancing their congregational ministry, should plan to attend this meeting.

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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. Gathering begins at 6 pm.


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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Augusta Victoria Hospital needs your help to continue its life-saving mission

The ELCA provides ongoing support to Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem through ELCA World Hunger and Lutheran Disaster Response. Please give now.

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Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's February 2019 column from 'Living Lutheran'

Instead of “What can we do?” we should ask, “What is God up to?”


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


Mark your calendars & plan to attend benefit concert for LSS Faith Mission Homeless Shelters in Columbus

Gethsemane Lutheran Church is hosting a benefit concert, Conversations in Sound, which is open to the entire community. Synchronicity Trio and guest artist Denise Spires will offer its annual benefit concert for Faith Mission Homeless Shelters ( on Sunday, February 24th at 4:00 pm.

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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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