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2019 Inquirer’s Day of Reflection


Join us on Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at St. Stephen’s, Lexington.

This day retreat is sponsored by your South Carolina Synod and hosted by the Invitation to Service Committee.

It is designed for all Inquirers who are interested in attending seminary, and for those who will take this journey with them, including but not limited to spouse, pastor, and family members.

Whether or not you have started filling out the application to Seminary or the paperwork for the candidacy process you are encouraged to come and spend this day learning more about what you might expect at seminary and what the candidacy process includes.

Throughout the day you will participate in conversation centered around a variety of presentations.

You will learn about the different tracks rostered
leaders may take; what life as a rostered leader could look like; and financial and family issues that most rostered leaders face.

This day together begins the significant relationship between the inquirer (their family members and congregation), and the candidacy committee, building a foundation for the years and process to come.

Spouses/significant others and your pastor are encouraged to attend.

Lunch will be provided.

Important Registration Instructions

Please invite your Pastor to join you for this significant day of conversation and reflection.

The day begins with coffee and fellowship at 9:00am, followed by our presentation panels.

We will wrap up by 2:00pm.

PLEASE register so we can ensure enough materials and food are available.

Please RSVP to Pastor Ginny Aebischer by email: ( )


Mrs. Jenny Spearen by telephone (803-765-0590)

no later than Thursday, November 7, 2019.

We will need to know:

  1. your name & contact information
  2. the name of the church you are currently a member of in South Carolina
  3. the name of your pastor and whether or not he or she will be attending with you
  4. the names of any others who will be attending as your guest(s).

St. Stephen’s Lutheran Church is located at 119 N Church Street, Lexington, SC 29072. The phone number is 803-359-6562. Pastor Jason Antley is the host for this event and if necessary he may be contacted via email at or by phone at (803) 351-9317..

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Contact Information

ELCA South Carolina Synod
1003 Richland Street
Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
Fax 803-252-5558

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