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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of March 13, 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. 

Next event is:

March 16, 2019
St. Luke’s Lutheran Church
1330 Pine Street
Zanesville, Ohio 43701

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Spring Gatherings for SOS WELCA conferences starting soon!

All women who attend ELCA congregations in our synod are invited to attend the SOS WELCA Spring Gathering near you! Mark your calendars!

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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.

Stop Hunger


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'


Partners and Affiliates

The Future of Worship at Capital University--March 29

The Future of Worship at Capital University will offer a foretaste of this future through the eyes of four incredible Lutheran leaders as well as musicians and worship leaders from across Capital University.

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Rev Dr Yvette Flunder  

RSVP today for the Nelson W. Trout Lectures at TLS--April 25-26

This year's guest speaker is Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder, founding pastor of City of Refuge UCC in Oakland, CA.

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!
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