We are Lutheran
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton talks about what it means to be a Lutheran in this 2018 Synod Assembly video, “We are Lutheran.” This video is also available in Spanish.
South Carolina Synod Mission Endowment Fund
The South Carolina Synod Mission Endowment Fund may be granted for mission development and special expressions of God’s love in the world within the state of South Carolina. Grant applications will be accepted between July 1 and August 1 of each calendar year. The Grant Committee will review these applications and make their recommendations by October 1. These recommendations will be reported to the Synod Council for their approval. Applications may be submitted by South Carolina Synod (ELCA) institutions, congregations, ministry teams, committees, and organizations.
A 72 Hour Lutheran
Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30. We may not be as prepared as we need to be. We encourage each and every one of you to become a 72 Hour Lutheran, a person who has enough supplies in their home to meet their household’s basic needs for 72 hours.
By the grace of Almighty God, your prayers and presence are requested at a celebration of Holy Communion with the Rite of Ordination for Joanna Carol Colley Gragg into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament.read more
We have all been deeply troubled by the recent pictures of children and their parents being separated at the border and being kept in separate detention centers for processing that can take up to 60 days.read more
Diane Patricia Drost Trantham, 66, of Newberry, entered heavenly rest on Monday, June 11, 2018, at Lexington Medical Center Pulmonary ICU.read more
We finished our two-week pilot in Salters, SC, last night with a fun “show” for parents/grandparents/community. We have lots of video of the kids in the who singing, dancing and acting, of thankful parents testifying to how much their kids learned in such a short time, and of our host Dottie saying she wants us back for 7 weeks next year, and telling of a “miracle I saw in Malcom (a troubled kid) over just two weeks.” I’ll post a link to that later this weekend.read more
On June 10, 2018, in celebration of Via de Cristo, colors, colors, and more colors filled Messiah Lutheran Church. Serving God in every capacity were Cursillistas (the people who had at one time attended a Via de Cristo weekend).read more
If you know of people in the Charlestown/Georgetown/Myrtle Beach area who might enjoy a rocking show this coming Friday night, or young adults with gifts in music, dance, theater or art who might like an internship next summer, send them over to Jerusalem UMC in Salters, SC, at 6:30 pm (June 15) to meet our cast and crew and enjoy the rich song, dance, theater and fun by the little children.read more
The Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), has convened ELCA ecumenical and inter-religious partners in a statement addressing concerns over a recent U.S. government policy calling for more stringent enforcement of federal immigration laws.read more
El Día del Padre es en junio. Permítame hablarle un poco de mi papá. Él se llamaba William Frederick Eaton, y nació en 1924 de un padre católico irlandés y una madre luterana alemana. (Siempre habría patatas y repollo en mi futuro). Mi padre fue un hijo de la Gran Depresión. Como miles de personas de su generación, durante la Segunda Guerra Mundial se alistó en el ejército. Siendo oficial del cuerpo aéreo de la armada a la edad de 20 años, piloteó aviones B-24 y sirvió en el norte de África y en Italia.read more
In her June column for Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton reminds us of Jesus’ words “You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free” (John 8:32). It is not always easy to know the truth.read more
Journey to the Holy Land with the South Carolina Synod
The South Carolina Synod is sponsoring a Holy Land Study Program with leader Dr. Monty Luker. On this trip you will spend 14 amazing days of biblical study and adventure from December 27, 2018 – January 9, 2019. It is open to our whole synod – rostered leaders, candidates and lay people alike. While this trip is sponsored by the South Carolina Synod, people from other synods are welcome to join us.