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Reminder! MVPs (Ministries, Vendors & Partners) invited to display at 2019 Synod Assembly

There's an exciting opportunity for our Vendors and Partners to sponsor our Fellowship Dinner and the Assembly in general--lots of perks for those who choose to do so! Check it out!


Luther's Small Catechism with African Descent Reflections available now from Augsburg Fortress

In connection with the observance of the five hundredth anniversary of the Reformation events initiated by the 95 Theses, a distinguished group of African descent Lutheran theologians gathered at the offices of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) to explore and reflect on Luther’s Small Catechism.


An Easter message from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton

Easter makes it possible, even at the grave, to sing alleluia.


Get your Congregational and Rostered Minister reports in before the deadline of May 15!

It is that time of year--when the annual reports for all rostered ministers should be submitted, as well as Form A and C parochial reports for congregations. We did much better last year getting the reports done and in, but we still have a way to go! Let's shoot for 100% participation!


Young Adults wanted for 11-month program of non-profit volunteer service & learning about social justice

The Lutheran Episcopal Volunteer Network, is looking for young adults (age 21-30) with Bachelor's degrees for an 11-month program of non-profit volunteer service and learning about social justice. Program locations in California.


ELCA Church Council approves measures addressing sexism, embracing authentic diversity

The Church Council of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met at the Lutheran Center in Chicago April 4-7.


Pastoring the Multiracial Church Conference--June 21-22

The SOS Race Relations Task Force found this conference at OSU that you and your leaders may find inspiring and helpful as you reach into your community and seek to welcome members of all races into your congregation. Costs of attendance: $75.00 registration $50 registration if in groups of 3 or more.


Save the Date for next Faith Advocacy Day--May 14

Our advocacy day on Tuesday was a great success with nearly 20 legislative office contacts in one day on the importance of investing to guarantee food on the table and a roof over the head of all Ohioans. Will you join us for our next advocacy day on May 14th?


Opportunity to identify Ordained Rostered Ministers to complete Discernment of Call of Bishop form prior to Assembly

We pray that you have set aside time during this Lenten Season to go through the Bishop’s Call Process Devotions, asking the Holy Spirit to guide you as you consider which Ordained Rostered Ministers you believe should discern the call of Bishop of the Southern Ohio Synod at this time. If you have identified someone you would like to consider the call of Bishop, please read this article and complete the request form by April 26.


All created things.

Check out the latest column from Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton in the April issues of 'Living Lutheran.'


Members of ELCA congregations in central Ohio invited to be part of the 2019 Gay Pride Parade, June 15

For the seventh year, the Reconciling in Christ ministries in Central Ohio (First English, Gethsemane, Trinity, Lord of Life, Redeemer, Peace,  Embrace Ministries at Capital University & Trinity Seminary) will be gathering as an ELCA witness at the 2019 Gay Pride Parade in Columbus on Saturday, June 15, with the step-off in the Short North at 10:30 AM. 


Assembly reports due by May 10, 2019 to be included in pre-assembly materials

If you send in an annual report for publication in the SOS pre-assembly packet, May 10 is your due by date.


Please join us for the Seeing Race Through Faith training at a location near you!

Attendees will engage in dialogue, ask questions, and help one another improve our understanding on race so that we can be better equipped for mission in God's world.