Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of October 18, 2017
Stronger and better together: Joining Jesus in the restoration of the world
Want something to sing about? Come join your SOS brothers and sisters on Oct 22 for the SOS Reformation Worship Service. Our Worship Director has planned an uplifting worship service with lots of opportunity for you to raise your voice in song. Come join in and stay for a fellowship meal afterwards provided by the hospitable people of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Dublin. Offering will benefit our New and Renewing Congregations! Click HERE for more information.
“Comfort, comfort my people,” says your God. --Isaiah 40:1
MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND THESE UPCOMING SYNOD EVENTS!
On October 22 please join Bishop Dillahunt and your brothers and sisters from the SOS for the Southern Ohio Synod Reformation Service!
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 5475 Brand Rd, Dublin, Ohio will host this special celebration that you will not want to miss! Special offering collection for our New and Renewing Congregations.
Mark your calendars now to attend this special all Ohio event at Sawmill Creek Resort in Huron, Ohio.
In the 2018 Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program and the 2018 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Program for Indiana Congregations, eligible congregations will be able to apply for grants of up to $50,000 each to support a renewal program for their pastor.
Learn what the SOS Women of the ELCA are doing to fight back against Human Trafficking in our synod and across the country.
Reminder! 'Speak to Others About Human Trafficking' workshop offered Oct 19 by SOS WELCA Anti-Human Trafficking Committee
Speaking up and educating others is key to putting an end to human trafficking. Will you step up and talk with your community? Don't be afraid. This workshop is here to help!
This letter was originally issued in March 2013. May its words provide comfort and direction in light of yet another senseless act of violence.
SOS Youth and Family Ministry
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The Renew Retreat October 23-25, 2017: Come when you can, leave when you must. Here are the special presentation options for this year. All held in Spring Run. Feel free to pop in just for a session or two.
Monday 7:00pm – UnConference Style Workshop – led by Mary Ellen Helms
Tuesday 9:00am-10:45am – Prayer Experiences with Rev. Dr. Brenda Buckwell
Tuesday 11:00am-12:15pm – Bible Besties with Pastors Lorne Hlad and Alex Hoops
Tuesday 4:45pm-5:30pm – Bible Bestie Creative Storytelling Practice with Pastor Lorne
Tuesday 7:00pm-8:30pm It’s Just a Phase – Developmental and Spiritual Needs Workshop led by Pastor Nicole Kelly
The Bishop's Meet & Greet Thursday December 7, 2017. Are you a paid youth ministry staffer or a primary volunteer in a church without a paid staff person? If so, the Bishop would like to invite you to a Meet & Greet. Simply her chance to say "thank you" for all that you do. Two opportunities this year. The event is free of charge. Questions or RSVP by November 20th to Gary at email@example.com
1. From 10:30 am to noon (followed by lunch) at The Proctor Center 11235 State Route 38 SE, London, OH 43140 OR
2. From 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Refreshments) at The Synod Office 300 S. 2nd Street Columbus, Ohio 43215
The Rev. Pedro Manuel Suarez, Pompano Beach, Fla., was elected Oct. 13 to a six-year term as bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod Assembly Oct. 12-14.
This edition of the newsletter is focused on demonstrating how Disability Ministries along with young adult leaders like Emily Schmidlin ally and advocate, and how members of the Advisory Table have been working to achieve the goals of our program.
A message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton about how Christ is with us during these questioning times.
There is much work to do for communities hit by Hurricane Harvey, but this burden is being lightened by Christian communities as they love their neighbors in a real, tangible way.
As the seasons transition and the days become colder, we answer the call this month by supporting action for people facing homelessness, unaffordable heating bills, and extreme housing insecurity.
Partners and Affiliates
West Virginia needs your help to complete disaster recovery projects still not complete from 2016/17 floods
The West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod's social ministry agency, Community Lutheran Partners (CLP), has been integral in organizing long-term disaster recovery efforts in West Virginia in wake of the devastating summer flooding that occurred in 2016 and 2017. Please consider serving our neighbors to the south.
Christian Unity Gathering 2017, sponsored by the National Council of Churches, accepting registrations now!
Christian Unity Gathering 2017 will take place November 8-10, 2017 at the Sheraton in downtown Silver Spring, MD, just outside Washington, DC. This will be an important time to regroup, recharge, and recommit ourselves to the work ahead.
Employment Opportunities (Find this page under the new 'Who We Are Vision and Mission' tab on our website home page.
Associate Director of Praise Worship
Epiphany Lutheran Church, Centerville, Ohio
6430 Far Hills Ave, Centerville, Ohio
Director of Music Ministry-Part time
Messiah Lutheran Church, Fairview Park, Ohio
Fairview Park, Ohio
Music and Arts Director
First Lutheran Church
1208 Race Street, Cincinnati, Ohio
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Columbus
1555 S. James Rd, Columbus, Ohio
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also access our online form by clicking here.
(Click on link above to see current congregational vacancies in the Southern Ohio Synod and celebrate with those who have received calls to our congregations. Updated September 22, 2017)
Check out the upcoming Reformation 500 Events in our synod! Click HERE to view them all!
Upcoming Events in and Around Our Synod
October 19, 2017
Dayton Conference Gathering
October 22, 2017
Southern Ohio Synod Reformation Service
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 5475 Brand Rd, Dublin, Ohio
October 23-25, 2017
Renew! Youth & Family Ministers Retreat
Lutheran Memorial Camp
October 31, 2017
Looking Back & Called Forward: ELCA 500
To see all events on the synod website calendar click HERE.
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