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2021 Synod Assembly Election Results

2021 Synod Assembly Election Results

By The Rev. Lisa Isenhower – Faith, Batesburg-Leesville On Saturday, June 26, Synod Assembly voters elected members to serve on Synod Council, to attend the ELCA Churchwide Assembly in 2022, and to serve on the ELCA Church Council, the Mission Investment Fund...

2021 Synod Assembly: Closing Worship

By Beth Fulmer – Messiah, Mauldin “Lord, grant to your servants to speak your word with all boldness.”  Acts 4:29 As we tuned in to the closing worship service of this Synod Assembly, we heard the hymn, “Jesus Loves Me,” which accompanied a time of being...
2021 Assembly: Ryan Panzer Keynote 2

2021 Assembly: Ryan Panzer Keynote 2

By The Rev. Michele Fischer, Colony – Newberry In the second part of his keynote address, Ryan Panzer talked about how hybrid ministry presents as an adaptive leadership challenge towards a new way of being church. And when he speaks about hybrid ministry, he...

2021 Assembly: Bishop’s Report

By Sherry Fowler, Martin Luther – James Island If you are a Star Trek fan, you will be familiar with the phrase, “to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before”. This year’s South...

2021 Synod Assembly: Biblical Reflections

By The Rev. Lisa Isenhower – Faith, Batesburg-Leesville What does it mean to live out the theme of this year’s South Carolina Synod Assembly, “To Boldly Go . . . To Proclaim” in one’s life and work? Three South Carolina Lutherans offered their thoughts on living...

2021 Synod Assembly: Ryan Panzer Keynote Part One

By The Rev. Michele Fischer – Colony, Newberry Our Keynote speaker for the 2021 South Carolina Lutheran Synod Assembly is Ryan Panzer. Panzer describes himself as having one foot in the tech work, working for companies like Google, and one foot in the church,...

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