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Creation Care 

Creation Care Task Force

As Lutherans, we confess that God is the source, redeemer, and sustainer of all things. Created in God’s image, humans are to be to the rest of creation as God is to us. That is, we bear the image of God when we delight in creation, act graciously toward it, show it care, and refuse to abandon it, just as God does with us.

The South Carolina Synod’s Creation Care Task Force seeks to foster the concept and application of creation stewardship within our synod. Working with the Lutherans Restoring Creation network of the ELCA, our team aims to offer resources from a Lutheran perspective to the SC Synod, its congregations, and individuals.

The resources we anticipate sharing include ideas for worship, educational opportunities, guidance on public ministry and advocacy, and networking with the creation care teams of other South Carolina denominations.

Given the rich blend of disciples in South Carolina, this synod team will be a place for farmers, hunters & anglers, environmentalists, conservationists, gardeners, and other outdoor enthusiasts to support one another in our common call as creation stewards. We hope to learn from one another and respectfully discuss our various stewardship practices and viewpoints. Our aim is to always be willing to include others in this ongoing conversation, even if we don’t always see eye-to-eye. We prayerfully hope that this process of inclusive collaboration will be an avenue for all to learn and grow from one another in our primary goal of care for creation.

Please contact The Rev. Kris Litman-Koon, Convener of the Creation Care Task Force, at 843-884-5470 or pastor.klk at gmail.com for additional information regarding this ministry of the synod.

Creation Care Stories

TOGETHER WE CELEBRATE FREDRICK KLINKER

TOGETHER WE CELEBRATE FREDRICK KLINKER

By the grace of God and the call of the Church, Fredrick Klinker is to be ordained into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament through the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.The ordination service will be on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 6 pm at St. Martin’s Lutheran...

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IN OUR PRAYERS: The Reverend Dr. Henry McKay

IN OUR PRAYERS: The Reverend Dr. Henry McKay

The Rev. Dr. Henry McKay, 84, died Saturday, August 28, surrounded by loving family at his home in Asheville, NC. Pastor McKay was born in Macon, GA to Henry Mann McKay, Sr. and Eleanor Schroder McKay, and spent his youth in both Savannah and Macon, GA. A lifelong...

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IN OUR PRAYERS: THE REVEREND JAMES WILSON CAMPBELL

IN OUR PRAYERS: THE REVEREND JAMES WILSON CAMPBELL

The Reverend James Wilson Campbell, Jr., 73, died Sunday, August 22, 2021. Born in Hickory, North Carolina, Rev. Campbell was the son of the late James Wilson, Sr. and Jahaza Yoder Campbell and married for 41 years to Sylvia Nelson-Campbell. A graduate of the Lutheran...

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Stewardship Symposium 2022

Stewardship Symposium 2022

January 28, 2022, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm In-person and Virtual Meeting: Registration opens November 1, 2021 Stavros Auditorium, Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary of Lenoir-Rhyne University 4201 North Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29203 The Gift of Stewardship...

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Rambling with Raymond

Rambling with Raymond

August 2021 I am happy to report that the Synod has finally sold its property on Lake Murray, known as “The Eagle's Nest Property.” The proceeds from the sales have been disbursed to various causes, including additional ELCA Mission Support, ELCA Fund for Leaders...

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