Welcome to scsynod.com
Have you ever noticed that most of Jesus’ preaching, teaching and healing stories happened while he was traveling on the road from one destination to another, and that the disciples learned what it meant to share God’s Kingdom with others by walking with Jesus?
A disciple is one who is open to learning and following Jesus in his or her everyday life. Discipleship is so much more than going to church on Sunday or being a member of a congregation! As disciples, baptized believers are the Church of Christ on the road, listening to and for the calling of the Spirit to love, serve and share the good news of Jesus with those around us.
I hope this Web site will help you see what God is up to in the South Carolina Synod, and help you to join in the ministries that touch, bless and transform the lives of others. Our vision is that God is calling our congregations to join with their neighbors, serve boldly and love all—through Jesus Christ.
May this Web site help you grow in your discipleship as we walk together as brothers and sisters in Christ—which is what the word “synod” is all about.
Bishop Herman R. Yoos
The Rev. Virginia "Ginny" Aebischer
Assistant to the Bishop
The Rev. Rick Carter
Director for Evangelical Mission
Joint Ministries of Region Nine
The Rev. Dr. Ruth Hamilton
Candidacy and Leadership Manager, Region Nine
Treasurer for the Joint Ministries of Region Nine
ELCA Financial and Portico Benefits Services Representatives
MItzie Schafer, Deacon
ELCA Foundation Regional Gift Planner for the Carolinas
The Rev. Paul Aebischer
Portico Benefit Services, Manager, Customer Outreach
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It is that time of year when word of a Blessing of the Animals service is heard in many congregations. Saint Francis of Assisi is known as the patron saint of animals, and his commemoration takes place on October 4. Hence, if a congregation hosts a Blessing of Animals service, they typically plan their event near this date. There is, however, more for us to know about this blessing and about Saint Francis.read more
Members of St. Philip Lutheran Church, along with members of Messiah Episcopal Church who share worshiping space, honored local Fire Departments #2, #5, & #6 on 9/9 by hosting a breakfast to say “thank you” for their service to our community.read more