Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for Rostered Ministers for the Week of April 17, 2019
Stronger and better together:
Joining Jesus in the restoration of the world!
Because it's Holy Week, only the nuts and bolts in this issue. Look for a full e-bulletin for Rostered Ministers next week.
A blessed Holy Week to you, your family and your congregation!
Reminder! All are encouraged to read and share the Bishop's Call Process Devotions for individuals and congregations in preparation for assembly
We will be spending the next few months in a synod-wide devotional practice to help us prepare for the 2019 Synod Assembly to be held at Wittenberg University on June 7-8, 2019. At this Synod Assembly, we will be electing a bishop for the Southern Ohio Synod. Our voting members, our congregation members, our nominees have the important task of discerning how God is calling us to be stronger and better together. The devotions are meant to be used in a variety of settings - personal devotions, Bible studies, adult forums, prayer groups, devotions before meetings, and so on. The questions provided are starters for conversation; please follow where the Spirit guides! Click HERE to read and download the devotions. It's not too late to start the devotions!
Opportunity to identify Ordained Rostered Ministers to complete Discernment of Call of Bishop form prior to Assembly
We pray that you have set aside time during this Lenten Season to go through the Bishop’s Call Process Devotions, asking the Holy Spirit to guide you as you consider which Ordained Rostered Ministers you believe should discern the call of Bishop of the Southern Ohio Synod at this time. If you have identified someone you would like to consider the call of Bishop, please read this article and complete the request form by April 26.
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.
If you send in an annual report for publication in the SOS pre-assembly packet, May 10 is your due by date.
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.
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
- Family and friends of The Rev. Alex Anklan as they mourn his passing
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