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The ELCA confesses the Triune God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior.

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We leverage the wisdom and gifts of all in our synod, including our partners and affiliates, to bring God’s creative and redeeming Word to the world.

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We believe when a synod operates as a platform for connections that empower mission, the baptized are released to join Jesus in the restoration of the world.

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Everything we have comes from God. We are caretakers of God’s resources, which he has blessed us with to meet our needs and to allow us to partner with him in meeting the needs of others.

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COVID-19: Guidance for pastors and congregations

COVID-19: Guidance for pastors and congregations

The Southern Ohio Synod has compiled links to reliable resources regarding the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak to keep you informed and ready to keep your members safe, while still being Christ's presence in your community. "The Lord is my light and my salvation— so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?" -Psalm 27:1

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Latest News


Updated 3.26.20: Resources from our SOS congregations to help one another during the COVID-19 outbreak
03/25/2020

Updated 3.26.20: Resources from our SOS congregations to help one another during the COVID-19 outbreak

Our congregations and their leaders are developing creative ways to share the Gospel and 'gather' for worship. Look here for resources your congregation can tap into...including online worship services.


Assessing mental health for depression and suicidality during the COVID-19 pandemic
03/21/2020

Assessing mental health for depression and suicidality during the COVID-19 pandemic

This is the 2nd story in our two-part series on how to keep yourself and others mentally healthy during this time of high-stress and social/physical isolation. Please take a few moments to read this short story and apply the action items today, because we care about you and those you love.


Surviving the COVID-19 pandemic with your mental health intact
03/19/2020

Surviving the COVID-19 pandemic with your mental health intact

This is a two-part series on how to keep yourself and others mentally healthy during this time of high-stress and social/physical isolation. Please take a few moments to read this short story and apply the action items today, because we care about you.


Worship resources for SOS congregations during COVID-19 restrictions
03/18/2020

Worship resources for SOS congregations during COVID-19 restrictions

Check here for ways to live stream or record and share your worship with your congregation and others. We are also collecting other worship and study ideas/resources here to help your congregation continue to be together when you should not be together physically.


A note from Bishop Dillahunt: Updated COVID-19 recommendations and actions
03/16/2020

A note from Bishop Dillahunt: Updated COVID-19 recommendations and actions

On March 16 Bishop Dillahunt hosted a call with our rostered ministers regarding COVID-19 actions and recommendations. This is what was shared.


COVID-19: A Lutheran response as we walk along and minister in this time
03/11/2020

COVID-19: A Lutheran response as we walk along and minister in this time

We have been attempting to give you information about how to navigate through this virus threat. Sometimes it can be overwhelming. How do we respond?

Special prayers in light of continued spread of COVID-19 virus
03/14/2020

Special prayers in light of continued spread of COVID-19 virus

A prayer for you to share with your congregation, family, friends and neighbors from the Southern Ohio Synod Bishop's Office, as well as a PDF of the prayer petitions from Lutheran World Federation. Today and every day is a time for prayer and reflection on the hope and peace we have through the Gospel.


One License offers gratis licenses to help cope with COVID-19 challenges, valid through April 15
03/13/2020

One License offers gratis licenses to help cope with COVID-19 challenges, valid through April 15

As the COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak continues to unfold, ONE LICENSE—together with hundreds of our Member Publishers—is honored to assist worshipping communities worldwide during this extraordinary time. We are able to provide two different gratis license options valid through April 15, 2020.


Recruitment for the 2020 cohort for Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS)-Deadline for enrollment is April 15
03/11/2020

Recruitment for the 2020 cohort for Stewardship for All Seasons (SAS)-Deadline for enrollment is April 15

This is our 3rd cohort and your opportunity to be a part of this special program that is seeing amazing results in congregations of all sizes.

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Upcoming Events

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April 16, 2020
12:00-2:00PM

Youth Ministry Cluster

Clusters are currently meeting online


April 24-25, 2020

Canceled: Family Spring Retreat

Lutheran Memorial Camp Fulton, Ohio


May 1-3, 2020

Servant Weekend at Camp Luther

Camp Luther Conneaut, Ohio

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