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Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of August 8, 2019

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

Synod News
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Check out what's happening at the ELCA Churchwide Assembly on our Instagram and Facebook

Voting member, Pr. Aaron Layne, has taken over our Instagram account for this week while he's at the ELCA CWA to give you in the moment pics and info on what's happening in Milwaukee. Check it out!


Don't stifle the Holy Spirit...Following that call to the Region 6 Discernment Retreat, October 11-12!

Are you feeling a sense of call? Do you feel God's Spirit tugging at you to possibly pursue the field of ministry? Don't wait! Sign up for the ELCA Region 6 Discernment Retreat today!

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August issue of The Parish Paper ready for download and sharing--'Learn More about Your Congregation through Focus Groups'

For church leaders seeking to better understand their congregation, it pays to listen.

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Lay School of Theology fall courses start September 14--Register now!

'Biblical Archaeology' and 'The Beginnings of Faith' offer this fall at our two campuses. Courses are open to all congregation members!


Get in on the action to revitalize your congregation now!

2019 Collaborative Cohort being formed now--Don't delay!

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The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton re-elected as ELCA Presiding Bishop on 1st ballot!

Despite having to re-do the ecclesiastical ballot, the ELCA Churchwide voting members overwhelmingly voted to keep Rev. Elizabeth Eaton as their Presiding Bishop.

  Bishop Eaton at Installation Oct 5 2103


Elizabeth Eaton Presiding Bishop ELCA  

Our common witness.

Download the latest column by newly re-elected Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.


Partners & Affiliates
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2019-2020 Leadership Series from Healthy Congregations

Healthy Congregations' annual Leadership Series is a great opportunity for leaders to work through challenging issues or conflict by thinking in-depth about self, family, and how organizations function. Discount registration available until August 15!



Ohio Disaster Response & Recovery Situation Update-Memorial Day Tornadoes

Over 20 not-for-profit and faith-based organizations are collaborating with local, state, and federal government partners to form and coordinate a community-based long-term recovery group in the Miami Valley in response to the Memorial Day tornado outbreak. LSS Disaster Services is among them!

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Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary launches 'Spiritual Direction Certification' program. Could this be the right direction for you?

What is spiritual direction? We believe Holy Listening is at the core of spiritual direction. It’s listening to one another, and most attentively to the promptings of the Holy Spirit. The real and most genuine spiritual director is always the Holy Spirit.

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Building an Inclusive Church training session Sept 27 in Cincinnati

Lutheran Church of the Resurrection hosts this special training for all congregations interested in becoming more welcoming to the LGBTQIA+ community.



Victims, families, friends and the communities of Dayton and El Paso

Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM) with connections to the Southern Ohio Synod

Deacon Diane Schwiger-Alexander as she undergoes and recovers from surgery

Employment Opportunities

Administrator-Part time
Lutheran Church of Our Savior
Dayton, Ohio

Church Organist
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
712 N. Fountain Ave, Springfield, Ohio

Youth & Family Director (part-time)
Christ Lutheran Church, Athens
Athens, Ohio


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