We are Lutheran
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America’s Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton talks about what it means to be a Lutheran in this 2018 Synod Assembly video, “We are Lutheran.” This video is also available in Spanish.
South Carolina Synod Mission Endowment Fund
The South Carolina Synod Mission Endowment Fund may be granted for mission development and special expressions of God’s love in the world within the state of South Carolina. Grant applications will be accepted between July 1 and August 1 of each calendar year. The Grant Committee will review these applications and make their recommendations by October 1. These recommendations will be reported to the Synod Council for their approval. Applications may be submitted by South Carolina Synod (ELCA) institutions, congregations, ministry teams, committees, and organizations.
A 72 Hour Lutheran
Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30. We may not be as prepared as we need to be. We encourage each and every one of you to become a 72 Hour Lutheran, a person who has enough supplies in their home to meet their household’s basic needs for 72 hours.
Mark your calendars and plan to join us on September 10-12, 2018, at Camp Kinard for a special retreat just for you!read more
Hurricane season is from June 1 through November 30. We may not be as prepared as we need to be. We encourage each and every one of you to become a 72 Hour Lutheran, a person who has enough supplies in their home to meet their household’s basic needs for 72 hours.read more
Guy Shealy lived life to the fullest, his compassion and warmth for others evident until the very end of his life. He passed away on June 2, 2018 after battling cancer, grateful for every opportunity he had in his 73 years.read more
At Messiah Lutheran Church in Mauldin, a day does not go by that someone doesn’t say one of two things: “Ask Tom” or “Tom would know that.” Tom Manske is the “Tom” to whom I am referring even though we do have many other “Toms,” members of our congregation, who are also very valuable and talented. You know the type. I’m sure you have a “Tom” in your own congregation!read more
This spring, the National Workshop on Christian Unity brought together many different denominations for a time of work and worship. This gathering is a network of networks, including LEIRN (Lutherans), CADEIO (Catholics), EDEIO (Episcopalians), UMEIT (United Methodists), EPEDA (Evangelicals and Pentecostals), and others. These networks conduct their own network business meetings in some separate sessions and then come together for plenaries, worship, and break-out sessions.read more
On March 17, 2018, a Small Leaf Linden was planted in Wittenberg, Germany, for the Lutheran Campus Ministry in Clemson, South Carolina, USA. Students from this Ministry travel to Wittenberg regularly. The 2018 trip was the seventh.read more
In response to the recent terror attacks at three churches and a police station in Surabaya, Indonesia, the Rev. Elizabeth A. Eaton, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA), sent a letter offering prayers and support to The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) National Committee in Indonesia.read more
Like so many here in our country and around the world, I am appalled and saddened by yesterday’s escalation of Israeli military action against protestors in Gaza. Many reports indicate that at least 60 Palestinians, including six children, have died and more than 2,000 have been injured as a result of Israel’s disproportionate use of force. Our church will support a planned medical mission from The Lutheran World Federation’s Augusta Victoria Hospital in Jerusalem to Gaza to assist the wounded.read more
God loves: In her May column for Living Lutheran, Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton writes: “Jesus loves his own and loves us to the end.” And, she notes, Jesus makes it possible for us to do the same.read more
Journey to the Holy Land with the South Carolina Synod
The South Carolina Synod is sponsoring a Holy Land Study Program with leader Dr. Monty Luker. On this trip you will spend 14 amazing days of biblical study and adventure from December 27, 2018 – January 9, 2019. It is open to our whole synod – rostered leaders, candidates and lay people alike. While this trip is sponsored by the South Carolina Synod, people from other synods are welcome to join us.