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Thank you for your support of synod and ELCA ministries!

Congregational giving statements sent in May...Have you seen yours yet? Read Bishop Dillahunt's letter of thanks and how your mission support is furthering our ministry as we join Jesus in the restoration of the world!

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ELCA presiding bishop issues World Refugee Day message

'Today is World Refugee Day. Observed every year on June 20, this is a day when we commemorate the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees worldwide.'

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Come plant apple trees with Lutheran Men in Mission!

Lutheran Men in Mission will plant apple trees at Lutheran Memorial Camp on July 29. Come join the fun!

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Register today for the 'Feminine Faithful and Frazzled' ELCA women's rostered ministers retreat

Thursday Oct. 12 lunch to Saturday Oct. 14 lunch at Lutheran Memorial Camp 2970 St.Rt.61, Fulton, Ohio.

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Robert Humphrey elected bishop of ELCA Virginia Synod

The Rev. Robert F Humphrey, Harrisonburg, Va., was elected June 11 to a six-year term as bishop of the Virginia Synod of the ELCA.

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'How Can We Help with Immigrants?' is latest article from The Parish Paper

What's the difference between an immigrant and a refugee? Does it matter? How can your congregation help immigrant communities in your area? Read the July 2017 issue of The Parish Paper to find out!

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'Fishing for People--Evangelism for all the Baptized' workshop, July 15 led by Pr. Katie Kerrigan

'Fishing for People' is designed for all baptized members of our congregations, not just the ordained or specially trained. You’ll receive real-world, hands-on training and tips you can take back to your congregation to share, plus meet others from our mission territory who also want to share the Good News in their communities. You’ll walk out of this workshop excited and prepared to ‘fish for people’ and will have made a few new friends in the process.

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Lutheran World Relief & IMA World Health Providing Lifesaving Treatment to Severely Malnourished Children in South Sudan

In South Sudan, where the United Nations has declared the world’s first famine since 2011, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) is partnering with IMA World Health to set up and run life-saving medical centers that will treat young children at risk of death from starvation.

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August 5 Event: Bishop Dillahunt invites you to participate in a Lay Eucharistic Minister training and commissioning

Individuals/teams from congregations in the Southern Ohio Synod Mission Territory will gather at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 104 Main Street, Roseville, Ohio for training, fellowship and a commissioning service to meet the growing need for ministry to the homebound.

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Looking Back & Called Forward: ELCA 500 (Washington, D.C.)

Please plan to join ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton on Tuesday, Oct. 31, as she co-hosts a commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.

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'Charged times' is the title of Bishop Elizabeth Eaton's June column in Living Lutheran

Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reflects on serving the neighbor in politically charged times.

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Association of Lutheran Church Musicians 2017 Biennial Conference July 10-13

This year's conference is title 'Rise, Remember Well the Future' and takes place in Minneapolis. Register today!

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July 22 Event: Bishop Dillahunt invites you to participate in a Lay Eucharistic Minister training and commissioning

Individuals/teams from congregations in the Southern Ohio Synod Mission Territory will gather at Peace Lutheran Church, 231 Harry Sauner Rd, Hillsboro, Ohio, for training, fellowship and a commissioning service to meet the growing need for ministry to the homebound.

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June 2017 Parish Paper available for download and reading--'Ministry in the Midst of Tragedy'

The June 2017 issue discusses ways we can minister when violence and trauma impact our communities.

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Submit your Domestic Hunger Grant application by June 30 to qualify

The ELCA World Hunger-funded Domestic Hunger Grants Program supports ministries that offer hope and assistance to many thousands of people who experience poverty and hunger in the United States. These grants do more than just give food to people who are hungry – in addition to immediate relief programs, ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants fund projects in advocacy, community development, community-based organizing and relief that strengthen the foundations of communities affected by hunger and poverty.

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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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