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

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

Synod News  

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.



2019 Bishops Convocation Its about Jesus  

Register today for the 2019 Bishop's Theological Convocation!

Theme: Proclaiming the Gospel in worship--It’s about Jesus! with guest speaker, The Rev. Kevin Strickland, Executive for Worship for the ELCA. This convocation is for rostered ministers of the Southern Ohio Synod.


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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Race Relations Heart Hands 3x3  

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. 


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!

  Collaborative Pastor 3x3 


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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 live or 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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Prayer 3x3

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.



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?”

  Elizabeth Eaton Presiding Bishop ELCA 


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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.


ELCA annual report time! Don't wait to get these important reports completed.

It is that time of year--when the annual reports for all rostered ministers should be submitted, as well as Form A and C parochial reports for congregations. We did much better last year getting the reports done and in, but we still have a way to go! Let's shoot for 100% participation!

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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

Calendar   To see events on the synod website calendar click HERE.


Congregational Openings

Click HERE to view which congregations in our synod are seeking a pastor or deacon.

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