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The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

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We leverage the wisdom and gifts of all in our synod, including our partners and affiliates, to bring God’s creative and redeeming Word to the world.

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Cultivate


We believe when a synod operates as a platform for connections that empower mission, the baptized are released to join Jesus in the restoration of the world.

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Everything we have comes from God. We are caretakers of God’s resources, which he has blessed us with to meet our needs and to allow us to partner with him in meeting the needs of others.

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COVID-19: Guidance for pastors and congregations

COVID-19: Guidance for pastors and congregations

The Southern Ohio Synod has compiled links to reliable resources regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to keep you informed and ready to keep your members safe, while still being Christ's presence in your community. "The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?" -Psalm 27:1

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Latest News

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Freed in Christ: Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's April column in Living Lutheran
04/09/2020

Freed in Christ: Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's April column in Living Lutheran

ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reflects on the paradox found in Martin Luther’s treatise 'On the Freedom of a Christian.'


Beware scams during this time of COVID-19: Please share these resources with your congregation and family
04/08/2020

Beware scams during this time of COVID-19: Please share these resources with your congregation and family

'Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves.' Matthew 10:16


'Keeping Stewardship Strong in Uncertain Times' workshop offered again for those who missed it the first time!
04/08/2020

'Keeping Stewardship Strong in Uncertain Times' workshop offered again for those who missed it the first time!

In the middle of the pandemic chaos, one SOS congregation following the program outlined in this virtual workshop saw over $500k in leadership gifts for their capital campaign. Find out how your congregation can encourage giving even during uncertainty. April 23 at 11 am EDT.

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Upcoming Events

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April 16, 2020
12:00-2:00PM

Youth Ministry Cluster

Online: Click on Above Title


April 24-25, 2020

Canceled: Family Spring Retreat

Lutheran Memorial Camp Fulton, Ohio


May 1-3, 2020

Servant Weekend at Camp Luther

Camp Luther Conneaut, Ohio

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