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.
The Rev. Dr. Ralph J. Wallace, 82, died Saturday, July 7, 2018, while preparing to join his family for a reunion trip.read more
Services for Rev. Gerald Richard “Ricky” Leaphart, 56, will be conducted 3:00 p.m. Friday at Wittenberg Lutheran Church with the Rev. Emily Edenfield, Rev. Leon Rawl, and Rev. Dave Fox officiating.read more
By the grace of Almighty God, your prayers and presence are requested at a celebration of Holy Communion with the Rite of Consecration for Sarah Katherine Delap Bowers into the Ministry of Word and Service.read more
At our church, Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Lexington, we sometimes “play” a game we like to call, “Did Ja Know?” It’s fun to see who knows trivia about Pilgrim’s history.
So, here goes……. “Did Ja Know” that the ELCA SC Synod has three Companion Synods that we are in relationship with? “Did Ja Know” the countries/ Synods that we are in relationship with? They are Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church (Japan), South Western Diocese (Tanzania), and Iglesia Evangelica Luterana de Colombia (Colombia).read more
Crossroads, Indian Land saw the Holy Spirit at work this spring as we spent time in prayer and study asking ourselves, “How is God calling me to manage and share all that God has given me?” Using the step by step direction of Herb Miller’s The New Consecration Sunday, and with the help and encouragement of our guest leader, Ron Walrath, our leadership team saw a greater passion and commitment to God’s mission for us here among church membership.read more
We had a fun visit by Bishop Herman Yoos yesterday as we kicked off week 1 of 7 weeks of RICH Learning in Allendale, sponsored by the South Carolina Synod of the ELCA. He brought a bunch of books for nap time, a greeting from you all, and a special weekend treat for the summer staff.read more
In response to the ever-changing health care landscape, the ELCA and Portico have worked together to design changes to ELCA Medicare-Primary health benefits that will take effect Jan. 1, 2019. The majority of members with these benefits will be positively affected by enhanced coverage and reduced monthly contributions, or premiums.read more
Election Day is only four months away, and faith leaders are getting involved in civic engagement across the country. ELCAvotes provides support and resources for congregations serving their communities through nonpartisan election activities, voter registration and access to the ballot.read more
We all know that it takes funding to do ministry. Every congregation, including your own, needs funding to carry out God’s calling through ministries of teaching, reaching out to others, gathering for worship, and serving in the community and beyond. A capital campaign is a method for raising a specified sum of money during a defined period of time.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.