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Moved by the Spirit in the midst of strife-Helping South Sudan

More than 7 million people in South Sudan need humanitarian assistance as a result of drought and renewed violence. According to UNICEF, famine was recently declared in the north-central part of the country, where 100,000 people are facing imminent starvation.

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ELCA’s comprehensive campaign enters fourth year with $113 million raised

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s (ELCA) first comprehensive campaign, Always Being Made New: The Campaign for the ELCA, is celebrating the beginning of its fourth year with $113 million in cash gifts and gift commitments, representing 57 percent of the five-year, $198 million goal by January 31, 2019.

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'32 weeks and counting' countdown to the 500th anniversary of the Reformation resource provided by Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Synod

Former academics and scholarly writers Abby Arthur Johnson and Ronald Johnson have compiled what they refer to as LutherFacts. We benefit by their research and writing chops, gained by experiences including contributions to the United States Capitol Historical Society’s Blog of History and careers at Georgetown University.

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LOMO Camps bulletin insert and links to fun are only a click or two away!

LOMO Camps are gearing up for Summer and offering great retreat opportunities now for adults and families. Read up on what's going on at our LOMO camps and download the April bulletin insert to share with your congregation.

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Bishop Eaton issues letter on Affordable Health Care Act

As Congress continues its work on health care policy, I am writing to express the concerns of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America—one of the largest Christian denominations in the United States, with more than 3.7 million members in more than 9,300 congregations across the 50 states and in the Caribbean region.

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ELCA Conference of Bishops targets developing leaders, congregational growth

The Conference of Bishops of the ELCA emphasized leadership development and congregational growth when it met March 2-7.

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SOS WELCA Insights newsletter ready for download and sharing

The March 2017 SOS WELCA Insights newsletter contains information about the upcoming conference Spring Gatherings and a '500 Anniversary Celebration Initiative.'

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Mark your Calendar! 'Stand Up For Children' Benefit Auction Saturday, April 1, 2017

Oesterlen Services for Youth, Inc. is coordinating the 2017 auction to benefit the youth at Oesterlen. Plan to be a part of this important evening.

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Nelson W. Trout Lectures April 27 & 28 at Trinity

The Rev. Dr. Frank A. Thomas, professor of homiletics at Christian Theological Seminary, Indianapolis, and author of 'They Like to Never Quit Praisin’ God,' will be the featured speaker for the Nelson W. Trout Lectures, April 27 and 28, at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, 2199 E. Main Street in Columbus. The lectures are free and open to the public.

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Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's March column for Living Lutheran is titled 'The good Samarian'--Download it today!

n her March column for Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton ponders the parable of the good Samaritan, reminding us that our new life in Christ leads us to answer a different question—not “Who is my neighbor?” but “How are we neighbor?”

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March 2017 Parish Paper available for download and reading--'Guide to Good Governance'

The March 2017 issue addresses how congregations can have and maintain healthy governance.

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Thank you Southern Ohio Mission Territory for your mission support and faithfulness in 2016!

Through your mission support in 2016, you demonstrate how we are Stronger and Better Together: Joining Jesus in the Restoration of the World!

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Scholarships for future religious leaders--Apply today!

In 2014, the GuideOne Foundation created an annual scholarship program for individuals pursuing a career in ministry. As one of America’s leading insurers of churches, GuideOne Insurance believes it is important to support the future leaders of our nation’s religious organizations as they prepare to enter ministry.

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Southern Ohio Synod Mission Territory Chrism Mass-April 10 and 11

Rostered Ministers of the Southern Ohio Synod are invited to participate in a special Chrism Mass on either April 10 or 11.

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