Pedro Suarez elected bishop of the ELCA Florida-Bahamas Synod

By Candice Hill Buchbinder, ELCA News The Rev. Pedro Manuel Suarez, Pompano Beach, Fla., was elected Oct. 13 to a six-year term as bishop of the Florida-Bahamas Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The election was held during the Synod Assembly...

A Pastoral Letter about Las Vegas

By Herman Yoos, Bishop, South Carolina Synod Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, Our words fail us in light of this senseless tragedy that has claimed the lives of 58 persons and has wounded over 500 mostly young adults attending an outdoor concert in Las Vegas....

Lifelong Faith Formation

Called to go into all the World and Make Disciples. By Herman R. Yoos, III, Bishop of the South Carolina Synod Her name was Mrs. Agnes. She was my third grade Sunday school teacher and as an 8 year old boy, she seemed to be at least 100 year old but was probably in...

Fellowship of South Carolina Bishops 2017 Fall Dialogue

By the Rev. Herman Yoos, Bishop Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: This past January I participated in a book study with five African Americans and five Caucasian pastors reading and discussing Drew Hart’s book, Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views...

A Journey with the Japan Evangelical Lutheran Church

Compiled by The Rev. Ginny Aebischer On this journey we each experienced grace upon grace and amazing hospitality. We had many opportunities to laugh at ourselves and our cultural learning curves. And we experienced the joy of real fellowship with people who live on...