Southern Ohiio Synod. Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Synod Assembly

Synod Youth Groups! Bring news about your church to other Lutherans in Southern Ohio in a bold and creative new way!

You are invited to create a 90-second digital video that tells about the ministry of your church that is the most meaningful to you. Here is a great way to share with the whole synod what you think is the best, most important ministry of your congregation – the most meaningful to you and your friends. It is also a great way to get involved in the synod while showing off your tech and dramatic skills! Video must be submitted by May 7. How? 

• Upload it to YouTube or DropBox and then send the link to Pastor Aaron Layne at; Or,

• Mail it on a flash drive to Pastor Larry Donner, 1109 Thorny Ridge Trail, Lebanon, OH 45036 (

- See more at:

Important Assembly Information: Process to Allow Voting Privileges for Retired and On Leave Clergy

Click link to read story: Process to Allow Voting Privileges for Retired and On Leave Clergy

Important Message from Constitution Review Task Force for 2014 Synod Assembly 

Click link to read letter: Letter from SOS Constitution Review Task Force


When will synod assembly be held?

June 6-7, 2014


Where will synod assembly be taking place?

Wittenberg University
Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center
Springfield, Ohio

Directions To Wittenberg (Map the directions using Google Maps)

Courtyard by Marriott Springfield
100 South Fountain Avenue
Springfield, Ohio 45502

 Driving Directions


What's this year's scripture focus?

1 Corinthians 12:12-31