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

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


Synod News

The 2019 Southern Ohio Synod Assembly registration is now open!

The 2019 Southern Ohio Synod Assembly takes place on June 7-8 at the HPER Center, 250 Bill Edwards Drive, Wittenberg University, in Springfield, Ohio. Our theme for assembly is Being Church Together: On the way. Our focus scripture is Luke 24:13-24. We are delighted to welcome our ELCA representative, The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop.

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Share Your Story  

You're invited to the 'Mission Interpreters Gathering, Training and Thank You lunch'

Come meet our new coordinator, Josselyn Bennett and learn (to tell the story), share (stories and experiences) and enjoy fellowship with other Mission Interpreters (and those interested in being Mission Interpreters) in our synod!


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. 


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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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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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Share your story at the 2019 ELCA World Hunger Leadership Gathering: submit your video today!

You are invited to submit a 90-second video sharing your story, for the chance to be selected as a guest speaker for the gathering.

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Elizabeth Eaton Presiding Bishop ELCA  

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, shares her thoughts on prayer.

Bishop Eaton's March column in 'Living Lutheran'


ELCA Conference of Bishops issues statement on Venezuela

The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) stands with and holds up in prayer the people of Venezuela during the current multifaceted crisis within their nation. We care about the consequences of this crisis as already felt in neighboring countries and about its wider impact on international peace and security.

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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.

Minister in Residence
Jacob's Porch Campus Ministry
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

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

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

Calendar   Check out what's going on in and around our synod!
Click HERE to see our calendar.


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