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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of February 27, 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. 


Qualified Charitable Distributions are just one way to make sure your savings goes where you want it to!

Our synod Gift Planner, Mr. Chris Burnette, knows all the ins and outs of gift planning, how to make sure your money goes where you want it to and not toward taxes and how to make an eternal impact now with your dollars, as well as later...And there's no cost to you for his services!

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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.


Generosity shapes and transforms your mission-Check out the Generosity Transformed! conference to find out more!

Church and organizational leaders will learn how to energize and revitalize their strategies for faithful generosity by connecting their missions, ministries, and resources. A limited number of scholarships are available with a preference for first-call pastors. Act now!

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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!


Youth and Family News

Synod Youth Conference @ Witt during Assembly!

All SOS youth entering 7th grade through finishing 12th are invited to attend 'Together 2 Gather' held on Wittenberg's campus from 6:30pm on June 7 to 7:00pm on June 8.

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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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Vanco offers new online giving option for ELCA congregations

Vanco’s GivePlus suite provides churches with a full range of eGiving solutions, allowing congregations to accept gifts and payments through credit and debit cards, websites, card readers, text messages and a mobile app.


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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