It's official: We did it again!   

The South Carolina Synod has ROCKED the Health Assessment again; we've officially reached our goal of 65% -- and the deadline is not until April 30. Together, we had enough participation to save around $36,000 dollars for ministry. Thanks so much to all of you who participated in the 2014 Health Assessment. You did something wonderful for yourself, and you did something wonderful for the synod.

Healthy Leaders ROCK!

Exercise for today: Pat yourself on the back. Jump for joy. Do a little dance! Hug a friend! Smile a while!

By the way, there's still time to take that assessment. Don't miss out on an opportunity to save yourself some healthcare dollars.


You recently received a letter about this from Bishop Yoos, but in case it got buried in your Lenten correspondence, here are the details again:

At the SC Synod Council meeting on February 24th, a motion was passed to designate Sunday, April 27th, as Newberry College Sunday.

Please consider inviting a college student, a professor, or an alum of Newberry College to give a temple talk about the excellent things that are going on at our Lutheran College here in South Carolina. If you need help in finding a speaker, call or e-mail Chaplain Ernie Worman at (803) 276-5010 or and he will be glad to help you.

You are also invited to do a special love offering that Sunday designated for scholarship assistance, and you are encouraged to pray for the students, faculty, and administration of Newberry College that day.

If for some reason April 27th does not work out for your schedule, feel free to move it to a Sunday that works better for you.

Thanks for helping us lift up the partnership that we share together here in the South Carolina Synod with Newberry College!

Bishop's School deadline extended to April 28.           

Click here for the brochure.

 Click here to share information about what your congregation did, or is going to do, as part of this year's Operation Inasmuch service blitz!

Also, please remember to send your short report to Margaret Hill. Click here for the fillable report form.


Synod Blog

Mar 18, 2014
Posted by: Celie Addy

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Welcome to the South Carolina Synod’s Web site!

Have you ever noticed that most of Jesus’ preaching, teaching and healing stories happened while he was traveling on the road from one destination to another, and that the disciples learned what it meant to share God’s Kingdom with others by walking with Jesus?

A disciple is one who is open to learning and following Jesus in his or her everyday life. Discipleship is so much more than going to church on Sunday or being a member of a congregation! As disciples, baptized believers are the Church of Christ on the road, listening to and for the calling of the Spirit to love, serve and share the good news of Jesus with those around us.

I hope this Web site will help you see what God is up to in the SC Synod, and help you to join in the ministries that touch, bless and transform the lives of others. Our vision is that God is calling our congregations to join with their neighbors, serve boldly and love all—through Jesus Christ.

May this Web site help you grow in your discipleship as we walk together as brothers and sisters in Christ—which is what the word “synod” is all about.


Bishop Herman R. Yoos

Let's Celebrate!

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2013 under the theme, "Always being made new." What God is doing through us here at home and around the world is worth celebrating. As you embark in ministry during this anniversary year, take a look back at the people and events that have shaped us as a church while looking toward the future together anew.

Find out more.    View our timeline.


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