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I’ll be home for Christmas

Bishop Aebischer shares some thoughts and ideas about this year’s unique opportunities.

Assistant to the Bishop Position Announced

The South Carolina Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, seeks an ELCA Rostered Leader to serve as an Assistant to the Bishop.

Assembly and Nominating Committee Update

The South Carolina Synod Nominating Committee will meet on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. According to our constitution we will prepare 2 nominations for each open position. Deadline for accepting nominations is 5 pm on Monday, November 9, 2020.

Faith + Finances + Freedom - The Lifeline Fund

Would you like to reduce your student loan debt and have more financial flexibility? Well, it is possible through the South Carolina Synod Lifeline Fund.

Our Stories

A New Innovation of the use of Christograms

A New Innovation of the use of Christograms

The new innovation of the use of symbols of faith in celebration of Christmas began in 2017.  Retired pastor Luther Swicegood decided to construct large symbols to be hung from the exterior wall of residence or mounted to a stake in he ground etc. As Chrismon have...

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A Reflection on Stewardship in God’s Economy

A Reflection on Stewardship in God’s Economy

By The Rev. Dr. Mark A. Scott In the fall of the year, our Gospel lesson focused on the parable Jesus tells of the workers sent into the vineyard to work. You know the story: At the end of the day the master of the vineyard pays all the workers equally regardless of...

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What A Year!

What A Year!

By Becky Koch, President of the South Carolina Women of the ELCA South Carolina Women of the ELCA is the SC women’s ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Women gather in community to grow in faith and live their faith through ministry...

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We are over half way to our goal! Join the effort to launch Latino ministry to new levels in South Carolina. Make your gift today.

And, help us reach the $50,000 challenge if at least half of our congregations participate. Click here for more information about how congregations can share this story with your members.

Recent Editions of The South Carolina Lutheran eNews


November 25, 2020
November 26, 2020
December 1, 2020
  • Stewardship for All Seasons
    December 1, 2020  10:00 am - 5:00 pm See more details

December 2, 2020
  • Staff Meeting
    December 2, 2020  11:00 am - 1:00 pm SC Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, 1003 Richland St, Columbia, SC 29201, USA See more details

December 6, 2020
  • Inquirer's Day of Reflection
    December 6, 2020  4:00 pm - 6:00 pm Zoom See more details

December 8, 2020
  • Candidacy Committee Meeting
    December 8, 2020 - December 9, 2020   Zoom in Use See more details

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What’s Happening

A Pastoral Message from Bishop Aebischer about the Election

A Pastoral Message from Bishop Aebischer about the Election

A Pastoral Message from Bishop Aebischer about the Election It’s been quite a week; quite a season, really! Emotions are running high and bubbling over! We have waited days for the results of this election! The final results tell us that we have a great deal of work...

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2020 Inquirer’s Day of Reflection

2020 Inquirer’s Day of Reflection

YOU ARE INVITED! This time together is Sunday, December 6, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. A Zoom link is available from the Synod Office. Sponsored by your South Carolina Synod and hosted by the Invitation to Service Committee, It is designed for all Inquirers who...

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People living within the synod territory

Baptized Lutherans in the South Carolina Synod

Congregations and worshipping communities

Companion partnerships with Lutheran Churches in Japan, Tanzania, and Colombia

Mission Partners

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We are the church that shares a living, daring confidence in God’s grace. Liberated by our faith, we embrace you as a whole person–questions, complexities and all. Join us as we do God’s work in Christ’s name for the life of the world.

Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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