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Spotlight on Generosity: The Hartzogs

Spotlight on Generosity: The Hartzogs

By Stephanie Burke, ELCA Foundation With just a little over a year under my belt as the ELCA Foundation’s Regional Gift Planner for the Carolinas, a frou frou title which means I help people with legacy giving, I have so far found planned estate gifts generally fall...

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Barbecue and answered prayers

Barbecue and answered prayers

Pastor Paul Aebischer of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Columbia, South Carolina said its partnership with Lutheran Services Carolinas is a parable of loaves and fishes and collaboration. Only in this case, it was barbecue instead of fish. “It began with barbecue and...

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Community Lunch at Shepherd of the Sea

Community Lunch at Shepherd of the Sea

By The Rev. Rick Mason Community Lunch was founded in 2017, by leaders from Shepherd of the Sea Lutheran in Murrells Inlet, and three other churches in the area, with the simple desire to feed hungry people on the South Strand. It was determined that they would serve...

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The Giving Garden

The Giving Garden

St. Luke’s Lutheran ChurchProsperity, SC The idea of the Giving Garden originated during a brain storming session. The original question asked was “How can St. Luke’s be of the most benefit during Covid-19?”. The obvious obstacles were discussed – supply/demand,...

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An Easter Reflection from Bishop Aebischer

An Easter Reflection from Bishop Aebischer

“From now on everyone is defined by Christ, everyone is included in Christ. So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second...

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Columbia, SC 29201
Telephone 803-765-0590
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