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11/15/2017

Southern Ohio Synod e-bulletin for the Week of November 15, 2017

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

   

MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND PLAN TO ATTEND THESE UPCOMING SYNOD EVENTS! 

All Ohio Rostered Ministers Retreat-REGISTER TODAY!

This year's All Ohio Rostered Ministers Retreat's theme is Life in the Spirit: Let's pray. Prayer will be a big part of this retreat, as will worship and fellowship. Register today!

 

Synod News 

Despite the doom and gloom of many reports, congregation still flourishing

While many mainline denominations are seeing a decline in membership, many congregations are still thriving by adapting to their new surroundings and embracing change.

Protecting congregations from active shooter incidents

Steps your congregation can take to prevent and prepare for the worst. Information and resources provided by FEMA/Homeland Security and Church Mutual Insurance.

New SOS website coming in December!

The Southern Ohio Synod website is undergoing a facelift and transformation to support our mission statement: Stronger and Better Together: Joining Jesus in the Restoration of the World.

        

SOS Youth and Family Ministry

If you wish to receive all of Gary's monthly information, please contact Gary Pecuch at gpecuch@southernohiosynod.org to be added to his distribution list.    

RSVP for The Bishop's Meet & Greet to be held on Thursday December 7, 2017

Are you working or volunteering in youth ministry in a Southern Ohio Synod congregation? 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. Have children? Bring them along. Questions or RSVP by November 20th to Gary at gpecuch@southernohiosynod.org

  • From 10:30 am to noon (followed by lunch) at The Proctor Center 11235 State Route 38 SE, London, OH  43140   OR
  • From 6:30 to 8:30 pm (Refreshments) at The Synod Office 300 S. 2nd Street Columbus, Ohio 43215   
There will be a follow up email sent after November 20th to those that indicated they plan to attend.
 

  

ELCA News  

Christmas and Advent communication tools for your congregation from the ELCA

'To support your communication needs, we have prepared a number of invitational tools created specifically for congregations.'

Worship at the Center: Journey from Ash Wednesday to Easter

The ELCA invites you to join one of two special worship services and study times in January and February.

Living in a broken world.

Bishop Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, shares her thoughts and hope in Living Lutheran's November issue.

 

 

Partners and Affiliates

University, seminary boards approve agreement to establish Trinity Lutheran Seminary at Capital University

Driven by an alignment in mission and strong belief that, united, the institutions can have a greater positive impact on the world then they can achieve separately, Capital and Trinity boards have approved a plan to unify the institutions effective January 1, 2018.

Family Advent Retreat Making Room for Jesus--December 1-3

Christmas planning can quickly turn from fun to frustrating. Camp Mowana is excited to offer its annual escape from the Christmas chaos.

 

 

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

 

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 sbarton-nonno@southernohiosynod.org. You may also access our online form by clicking here.

 

Prayer Requests

The families of those killed in the recent shooting in California

All those affected by the earthquake in Iran and Iraq

Pr. Tim Iseringhausen and family as they mourn his dad's passing

Holy Cross Lutheran Church members in Rockport, Texas as they recover from extensive hurricane damage

Pr. Karen Alsnauer and family regarding a death in the family

For the families of those killed in the church shooting in Texas

Congratulations to Rev. Pedro Suarez on being elected bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod

 

Congregational Vacancies

(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 October 31, 2017)

  

Upcoming Events in and Around Our Synod      

November 16, 2017
Youth Gathering Regular Registration Opens

November 16, 2017
10:30AM
Dayton Conference Gathering
TBD

November 21, 2017
10:00AM-12:00PM
Central Ohio East Side Cluster Meeting
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Columbus

December 2, 2017
Synod Council Meeting
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, Columbus, Ohio

December 5, 2017
9:30AM
Advocacy in Advent:Preparing the way to END hunger in Ohio
Ohio Statehouse, Columbus, Ohio

December 5, 2017
10:00AM-1:00PM
First Call Theological Education gathering
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 712 N Fountain Ave, Springfield, Ohio

December 7, 2017
8:15AM
Northwest Cluster Meeting
Annual White Elephant Book Exchange
Location TBD

December 7, 2017
10:30AM-1:00PM
Bishop's Youth Ministry Meet & Greet
Daytime Session
The Procter Center, London, Ohio

December 7, 2017
6:30-8:30PM
Bishop's Youth Ministry Meet & Greet
Evening Session
Synod Office, 300 S. 2nd Street, Columbus, Ohio

December 14, 2017
9:30AM-12:00PM
Columbus Conference Gathering
Dr. Julie Faith Parker, presenter
Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E Main Street, Columbus, Ohio

December 14, 2017
10:30AM
Dayton Conference Gathering
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Dayton

December 14, 2017
11:00AM
Cincinnati ELCA Pastors Conference Meeting
Kenwood Towne Center Food Court, 7875 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH

December 14, 2017
12:00-2:00PM
Youth Ministry Cluster
Trinity Seminary (3rd Floor)

December 19, 2017
10:00AM-12:00PM
Central Ohio East Side Cluster Meeting
David Lutheran Church, Canal Winchester

To see all events on the synod website calendar click HERE.

 

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