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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for Rostered Ministers 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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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.


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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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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Apply Now to the Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal!

Early and mid-career clergy are invited to apply to the new, Ecumenical Center for Clergy Spiritual Renewal at Holy Wisdom Monastery, a Benedictine monastery near Madison, Wisconsin. Costs are covered by a grant from the Lilly Endowment.

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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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