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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for Rostered Ministers for the Week of May 1, 2019

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

Synod News

Registration closing for Assembly on May 17! Register now!

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 Stronger and Better 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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Synod Youth Conference @ Witt during Assembly!

Register your youth now!

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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Congregational Resource Team provides healing and support to rostered ministers and congregations

The SOS Resource Team is now taking case studies to assist rostered ministers and congregations in creating healthy and positive environments for growth and ministry.


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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!



Statement from ELCA presiding bishop addresses synagogue shooting

We stand against this latest public act of anti-Semitism and domestic terrorism, and with the Jewish community.

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


Partners and Affiliates
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Planting Seeds of Hope

Planting seeds of hope at Oesterlen Services of Youth through the Flower Fund!


Healthy Congregations May Event - Dancing with Family Ghosts: The Power of Emotional Cutoff

Hear from The Rev. Blackburn, of the Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, on the impact of emotional cutoff on ourselves, churches, families, and communities in three insightful sessions.

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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   Check out what's going on in and around our synod!
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