An invitation to participate in a rally to end racism.

As your bishop I have witnessed the significant conversations that are happening around our state with the showing of the Selma movie. These conversations have brought together over 110 African-American and Lutheran congregations in dialogue about our need for racial reconciliation and healing.

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.

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.

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.

In our prayers: The Reverend Paul Monroe Youse

he Reverend Paul Monroe Youse, 93, of Greenville, SC entered the Church Triumphant on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. Paul was born in Lebanon, PA on October 22, 1924, son of the late Paul Albert Youse and Caroline Cox Youse. After graduating from Lebanon High School in 1942, he worked in Turner’s Drug Store, Middleton Air Depot, and as a lifeguard at Hershey Park. He served from 1943 to 1945 with the 9th Air Force with assignments in the US, England, France and Belgium. Paul attended a branch of the University of Georgia in Savannah and graduated from Lebanon Valley College in Annville, PA. He also graduated from the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia, and was ordained at Holy Communion Lutheran Church in Philadelphia on May 28, 1953.

Calling all Deacons at Camp Kinard!

“The Deacon & Self Definition” Retreat to be held Feb 28 – Mar 2, 2018

The South Carolina Lutheran Retreat Centers, along with the Rev. Dr. L. William (Bill) Mitcham , is pleased to offer “The Deacon & Self Definition”; a two-day continuing education seminar designed to strengthen leadership skills, explore the definition of a deacon, enhance self-care, and prevent burno