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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of April 24, 2019

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

Synod News
Stewardship For All Seasons Logo  

75% increase in giving is possible! Join the 2019 Stewardship for All Seasons Cohort and see your giving increase too!

GSB FundRaising’s Stewardship for All Seasons has a proven track record in helping congregations grow giving. Our SOS congregations that signed up during assembly are already seeing exciting results. Join the 2019 Cohort today!


Save the Date for next Faith Advocacy Day--May 14

Our advocacy day on Tuesday was a great success with nearly 20 legislative office contacts in one day on the importance of investing to guarantee food on the table and a roof over the head of all Ohioans. Will you join us for our next advocacy day on May 14th?

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An Easter message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Easter makes it possible, even at the grave, to sing alleluia.

Elizabeth Eaton Presiding Bishop ELCA


Luther's Small Catechism with African Descent Reflections available now from Augsburg Fortress

In connection with the observance of the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation events initiated by the 95 Theses, a distinguished group of African descent Lutheran theologians gathered at the offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to explore and reflect on Luther’s Small Catechism.

   Luthers Small Catechism African Descent Reflections


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Get your Congregational and Rostered Minister reports in before the deadline of May 15!

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!


Partners and Affiliates

Young Adults wanted for 11-month program of non-profit volunteer service & learning about social justice

The Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network, is looking for young adults (age 21-30) with Bachelor's degrees for an 11-month program of non-profit volunteer service and learning about social justice. Program locations in California.



Employment Opportunities

This link is now located on the lower left-hand side of the synod home page in the quick links box.

Associate for Public Policy
Ohio Council of Churches
Columbus, Ohio

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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