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


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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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!

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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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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.

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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!

Reports will only be accepted through mid-May by the ELCA to prepare for the Churchwide Assembly in August!

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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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