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In our prayers: The Rev. William Bryan Kyzer, Sr.

The Rev. William Bryan Kyzer, Sr. Services for The Rev. William B. Kyzer, 86, will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 2017 at St. James Lutheran Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 6 - 8 p.m. Wednesday at Barr-Price Funeral...

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James Patrick Henricks to be Ordained

By the grace of Almighty God, your prayers and presence are requested at a celebration of Holy Communion with the Rite of Ordination for James Patrick Henricks into the Ministry of Word and Sacrament.

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Ordination Announcement: Megan Lineberger

Called by God and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Megan Elizabeth Lineberger will be ordained to the Ministry of Word and Sacrament on Sunday, July 2, 2017, 4:00 p.m. at Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary in Christ Chapel. The address is 4201 North Main Street, Columbia, South Carolina, 29203. Bishop Herman Yoos is presiding. Reverend Tommy Lineberger is preaching.

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Farming Church: Cultivating Adaptive Change In Congregations

We anticipate the publication of Mark Tidsworth’s next book in July 2017. In recent years Mark has worked to integrate the concepts and practices of Adaptive Change Theory into his work with congregations and training with clergy and church staff. This book brings the theory and experience together for congregational leaders. Thank you to Pinnacle Leadership Press for making this project possible.

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Mother Emanuel Nine Remembrance Day

On June 17, 2015, nine individuals were shot during a prayer service at Mother Emanuel AME Church. In the aftermath of this event, the SC General Assembly passed a Concurrent Resolution declaring June 17th as “Mother Emanuel Nine Day.”

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AARP Driver Safety Program at the Heritage at Lowman

Join us Tuesday, June 27th from 9:00am – 1pm for the AARP Safety Driving Program.

Cars have changed. So have traffic rules, driving conditions and the roads you travel every day. Some drivers age 50-plus have never looked back since they got their first driver’s license, but even the most experienced drivers can benefit from refreshing their driving skills. By taking a driver refresher course you’ll learn the current rules of the road, defensive driving techniques and how to operate your vehicle more safely in today’s increasingly challenging driving environment. You’ll learn how you can manage and accommodate common age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. In addition, you’ll learn:

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Lutheran Night at the Ballpark

Lutheran Night at the Ballpark takes place in Columbia at Spirit Communications Park on Sunday, June 25th at the 5:05 p.m. game. In Commemoration of one of our founding documents, the Augsburg Confession on this day in 1530. The cost is $10.00 in the All Star Section and $1.00 of every ticket goes to World Hunger!

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Someone just left your congregation a submarine…now what?

Someone just left your congregation a submarine…now what?

Gift policies do two very important things. First, they allow the congregation to consider and determine, in advance, what to do with a gift such as an organ or stock – or $100,000. Secondly, it shows congregation members that leaving a gift to their church is, in fact, an option – a good option, because they know it will be handled appropriately and appreciated. Writing a gift policy can be cumbersome, unless you have help. Deacon Mitzie Schafer is our new Regional Gift Planner for the Carolinas for the ELCA Foundation. She is here to help you.

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