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March 2018 Parish Paper available for download and reading

'Finding Significance as a Small Congregation'


Eco Palms for Palm Sunday...Order today from LWR!

Lutheran World Relief has partnered with the University of Minnesota Center for Integrated Natural Resources & Agricultural Management (CINRAM) to gather and sell palms from Mexico and Guatemala in a socially and environmentally just way.


Statement from Bishop Elizabeth Eaton regarding 'Dreamers'

Today, I renew my call to all of us as Christians to recognize our neighbors as made in the image of God, and to our nation’s elected leaders: Enact policies that provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented young people who arrived in the U.S. as children, known as Dreamers, and do so without harming other vulnerable immigrants. 


Lutheran Men in Mission presents 'Streaming Bold Gathering' April 14

LMM is bringing together some great speakers to cover topics that most men and men's groups are discussing. Watch it LIVE on April 14!


Read Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's February column from 'Living Lutheran'

The Rev. Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, reconciles what seems to be the polar opposites of Valentine's Day and Ash Wednesday.


Benefit Concert Feb 25th for LSS Faith Mission Homeless Shelter in Columbus

Gethsemane Lutheran Church is hosting a benefit concert which is open to the entire community. Free will donations accepted.


Register today for a one-day Stewardship Academy coming to a location near you!

Sponsored by the Southern Ohio Stewardship Team, the Stewardship Academy is an opportunity for congregational leaders (rostered and lay) to "retool" their congregation's stewardship ministry.


New method for determining additional Voting Members for synod assembly

In January, the Synod Council approved a resolution establishing a process for allowing additional Voting Members for the Southern Ohio Synod Assembly.


Unite to End Racism Rally April 3-5 in Washington, D.C.

'ACT NOW: Unite to End Racism' is both a rally and a call to action, organized by the National Council of Churches with partners: the National African American Clergy Network, Conference of National Black Churches, Sojourners, Franciscan Action Network, Churches Uniting in Christ, and Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, and its member communions.


Save the Date - Hunger Leader's Day April 21

Mark your calendar now for a Congregational Hunger Leaders' Day to be held Saturday, April 21, 2018, at All Shepherds Lutheran Church, Lewis Center, Ohio. Guest speaker, Mr. Ryan Cumming, ELCA World Hunger Program Director.


International Women's Day is March 8

Get involved with a congregational toolkit and bulletin insert from the ELCA!


Full and part-time church musicians invited to 'February Flourish' on Feb 24

The Columbus Chapter of the American Guild of Organists has planned a full day of workshops and inspiration to help you in your music ministry.


Upcoming LOMO activities you won't want to miss!

Retreats, festivals and camps...Read the story now and sign up before it's too late!


Roy and Kathryn Hicks Scholarship program accepting applicants for 2018-19

Open to Lutherans of any age rostered in the Southern Ohio Synod for religious educational opportunities, including seminary study, full or part time.


ELCA Candidacy Discernment Retreat for Region 6--March 2-3

Consider attending this Discernment Retreat to explore your calling and future ministry leadership--spouses encouraged to attend!


Submit resolutions to be considered by the SOS Assembly by March 15

Resolutions should be submitted by midnight on March 15 for review by the Reference and Counsel Committee.


January 2018 Parish Paper available for download and reading

'18 Questions for 2018'--Making your congregation vibrant in 2018!