Leadership Days

Our 2018 Bishop’s Leadership Days are coming up quickly! All Rostered Ministers are encouraged to register for the date of your choice.

Ramps: An Operation InAsMuch Story

The ramp ministry evolved from a project that was one of the early Inasmuch events about 10 years ago.

Congregational Safety Conversation

South Carolina Synod leaders gathered for conversation and prayer on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Columbia around the topic of violence in our society and safety in our congregations.

Congregational Safety Conversation

The South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is pleased to announce the request for applications for GROWING IN GOD’S MISSION COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT GRANT.

Stewardship at the Heart of Life

South Carolina Synod First Call Theological Education roster ministers attended the Stewardship Event, Stewardship at the Heart of Life, on February 5-7, 2018, at Lutheranch, Tallapoosa, Georgia.

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Imagining Stewardship with Pastor Charles Lane

On January 26th, 2018 at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University seminarians, lay leaders, and rostered leaders gathered together to talk about a vital aspect of congregational ministry, stewardship. At this event featured keynote speaker the Reverend Doctor Charles Lane a retired professor from Luther Seminary, co‐author of Embracing Stewardship: How to put stewardship at the heart of your congregation’s life, the author of Ask, Thank, Tell: Improving Stewardship Ministry in Your Congregation, and the author of two annual stewardship programs, Because of God’s Great Mercy and Walk with Jesus.

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Operation InAsMuch: A Compassion Revolution

Operation Inasmuch is a nation-wide movement that provides church members an opportunity to serve their neighbors. The South Carolina Synod has designated Saturday, April 14, 2018 as Operation Inasmuch Day, and we hope for your involvement in this opportunity to serve.

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I Think It’s Going to Leave a Mark.

A lady one might mistake as elderly and frail punched the mess out of my left shoulder about an hour and a half ago, and I am still feeling the love… literally.

I was sitting at the very end of a pew on the left side of the sanctuary as you face the altar, toward the back, and a sister in Christ punched me in the shoulder…hard…as she proceeded up the left side aisle towards a pew closer to the front of the church. She didn’t even bother to look back.

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Messiah “came through” for the Homeless

Our Action, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:31)

Last week, the Upstate continuously endured temperatures below the freezing point. This was unusual in the Greenville area because it normally warms up some at sunrise and temperatures continue to rise during the day. A small (Via de Cristo) Reunion Group had their normal meeting at Messiah Lutheran Church on January 16 and the discussion led to the question, “How are the homeless coping in such unbearable weather?” Prayers were lifted up and guidance from God was sought. The talk continued and the conclusion came that action was needed. And that action had to be immediate.

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Pocket Crosses

Diane Ablett Chairperson for Youth & Education at Springs of Grace Lutheran Church, Boiling Springs, SC, got the youth involved in a “thank you for your service project”.

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ELCA presiding bishop issues statement on Dreamers

Immigration is an ever-present topic at our dinner tables and in our congregations as Congress continues to discuss long-overdue protection for thousands of our community members who lack permanent legal status. Scripture calls us to welcome the sojourner. God commanded of the Israelites: “The stranger who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the stranger as yourself, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God” (Leviticus 19:34).

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2018 ELCA Advocacy Priorities

ELCA Advocacy presents our public policy priorities for 2018. This policy action agenda focuses the work of the Washington, D.C., advocacy office on current issues central to God’s vision of a just world where all are fed. ELCA Advocacy invites you to live out your...

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ELCA presiding bishop to participate in rally to end racism

In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), will join ecumenical and inter-religious partners for Act Now: Unite to End Racism April 3-5 in Washington, D.C. The focus of the three-day event will be a rally April 4 on the National Mall.

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