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In our prayers: The Rev. Wyman Dowd

The Rev. Wyman Dowd, 81, died Thursday, January 18, 2018. 

Wyman was born on October 9, 1936, to Warren and Elease Shealy Dowd. He was baptized and confirmed at Mt. Tabor Luther Church. He graduated from Little Mountain High School, Newberry College, and Southern Lutheran Theological Seminary, where he did additional graduate studies.

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New Portico Health ID Cards Issued for 2018!

New Portico Health ID Cards Issued for 2018! ELCA-Primary health plan members, use newly issued Portico Health ID cards starting Jan. You can request or print extras through Portico Care Coordinators by calling 877-851-5656.

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Leadership Days 2018

Our 2018 Bishop’s Leadership Days are coming up quickly! All Rostered Ministers are encouraged to go to to register for the date of your choice. We will spend about 2 hours and 15 minutes together with an opportunity to spend time together in prayer and devotion, and we will also cover some materials that we think will be helpful in your ministry.

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Boundary Awareness Workshop Day for Rostered Leaders

The South Carolina Synod has a Boundary Awareness Workshop Day planned for all rostered leaders, including those who are retired and serving in specialized ministries. This workshop will be held on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at Zion Lutheran Church, 226 Corley Mill Road, Lexington, SC 29169. Please make this event your priority and plan to attend the full day. Following the event you will receive a certificate of participation.

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In our prayers: Elizabeth Stevens Moore

Elizabeth Stevens Moore, born March 6, 1920, in Chatham County, Ga., passed away Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017.

She graduated with honors from the University of Georgia and was an Eagle Girl Scout. In addition to being a social worker in North Carolina, she also served as a missionary to Liberia, West Africa, with her husband and four sons. She and George served a number of churches in Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. In 2006, Elizabeth and George joined Mt. Olive Lutheran Church in Hickory.

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In Our Prayers: The Rev. George T. Moore

The Reverend George T. Moore passed away peacefully next to his wife of almost 75 years, Friday, December 22. Pastor Moore was a Clemson graduate, served overseas as an Architect in WWII, and owned his own architecture business in Savannah, Georgia. He entered the...

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In our prayers: Ethel Doratha Clamp Frick

Ethel Doratha Clamp Frick of China Grove passed away on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at the home of her daughter. She was born March 23, 1925 to the late William A. and Humis Bowers Clamp in Newberry, South Carolina. Her mother died when she was seven and she was...

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Congregational Safety Conversation

South Carolina Synod leaders gathered for conversation and prayer on Thursday, November 30, 2017 at Christus Victor Lutheran Church in Columbia around the topic of violence in our society and safety in our congregations.

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49th Annual South Carolina Lutheran Scout Retreat

Invited: All Lutheran sponsored troops, Lutheran Scoutmasters of non-Luthreran sponsored troops with their troop, and Lutheran scouts attending with their troops of other non-Lutheran sponsorship are invited to attend. All participants must be registered scouts and scouters, use good scouting and habits, and have a desire to cooperate with the retreat committee.

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