2022 Synod Assembly Wrap-Up

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Conversations on ELCA Social Statements
Jun 27
Join St. John's Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN, as they hold conversation on the ELCA Social ...

Synod Prayer Team
Jun 27 11:00 AM
PRAYER SESSION is (mostly) the 4th Monday of each month at 11am ET / 10am CT Do not be anxious about...

German Companion Synod Trip
Jun 28
Deepening our relationship with the Lutheran Church in Augsburg and Swabia - one of our global ...

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Jun 28 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Jul 03
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conversations on ELCA Social Statements
Jul 04
Join St. John's Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN, as they hold conversation on the ELCA Social ...

Conversations on ELCA Social Statements
Jul 11
Join St. John's Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN, as they hold conversation on the ELCA Social ...

Conversations on ELCA Social Statements
Jul 18
Join St. John's Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN, as they hold conversation on the ELCA Social ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Jul 19
Cross of Life, Roswell

Healthy Boundaries Training for Rostered Ministers
Jul 21 9:30 AM
Thursday, July 21, 9:30am-12:30pm ET / 8:30-11:30am CT The church should be a safe place where people can worship, learn, work, love and receive care. The Southeastern Synod has entered into an agreement with the other synods in the Region to assure that all Rostered Ministers, actively in calls or retired are required to attend the basic boundary training every three years and the annual rotation for boundary education offered by the Region. ...

Conversations on ELCA Social Statements
Jul 25
Join St. John's Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN, as they hold conversation on the ELCA Social ...

Synod Prayer Team
Jul 25 11:00 AM
PRAYER SESSION is (mostly) the 4th Monday of each month at 11am ET / 10am CT Do not be anxious about...

August 2022 Lectionary Study with Brent Driggers
Jul 25 1:00 PM
August 2022 Lectionary Study with Brent Driggers Monday, July 25, 2022 - 1-4pm ET / 12noon-3pm CT ...

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Jul 26 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Social Media for Ministry 201: Content Calendar & Content Creation
Aug 04 7:00 PM
Figuring out what to say on social media and how often to say it can be one of the trickiest parts of social media ministry. In this training, you'll learn about the three basic types of social media posts, how to create a balanced content calendar, and some content design tips and tricks. Scalable to any sized congregation or ministry, by the end of the session you'll have inspiration and a framework to implement for fall and beyond. The focus ...

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Aug 07
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Aug 16
Cross of Life, Roswell

Synod Prayer Team
Aug 22 11:00 AM
PRAYER SESSION is (mostly) the 4th Monday of each month at 11am ET / 10am CT Do not be anxious about...

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Aug 23 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Sep 04
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Sep 20
Cross of Life, Roswell

Stewardship Kaleidoscope
Sep 26
https://stewardshipkaleidoscope.org/ Stewardship Kaleidoscope is an annual conference offering ...

Synod Prayer Team
Sep 26 11:00 AM
PRAYER SESSION is (mostly) the 4th Monday of each month at 11am ET / 10am CT Do not be anxious about...

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Sep 27 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Oct 02
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Oct 18
Cross of Life, Roswell

Synod Prayer Team
Oct 24 11:00 AM
PRAYER SESSION is (mostly) the 4th Monday of each month at 11am ET / 10am CT Do not be anxious about...

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Oct 25 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Nov 06
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Nov 15
Cross of Life, Roswell

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Nov 22 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Dec 04
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Synod Prayer Team
Dec 19 11:00 AM
PRAYER SESSION is (mostly) the 4th Monday of each month at 11am ET / 10am CT Do not be anxious about...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Dec 20
Cross of Life, Roswell

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Dec 27 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Jan 01
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Jan 17
Cross of Life, Roswell

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Jan 24 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Feb 05
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Feb 21
Cross of Life, Roswell

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Feb 28 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Mar 05
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Mar 21
Cross of Life, Roswell

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Mar 28 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Apr 02
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Apr 18
Cross of Life, Roswell

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
Apr 25 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
May 07
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
May 16
Cross of Life, Roswell

MS/AL Coast Deanery Meeting
May 23 11:00 AM
10:00 a.m. Central Time Meeting on 3/24/2020 will take place via ZOOM.

Word & Prayer Ministry (in Spanish)
Jun 04
Shepherd of the Hills (Birmingham) holds a Word and Prayer Ministry in Spanish the 1st Sunday of ...

Conference 5 Deanery Meeting
Jun 20
Cross of Life, Roswell

2022 Synod Assembly Wrap-Up
UNMUTE YOURSELF was our theme for the 2022 Southeastern Synod Assembly. FOR THE FULL ASSEMBLY ...

SESLYO Board Openings
Good people of the Southeastern Synod:  Our Lutheran Youth Organization of the Southeastern Synod ...

2023 Domestic Hunger Grants
FROM THE ELCA WORLD HUNGER TEAM: Dear partners and friends of ELCA World Hunger, Registration for...

Monthly Giving Focus - June 2022: The Table, Nashville
In June 2022, we are holding a special monthly giving focus for you to consider supporting:  The ...

Holy Closure: From Death to Life
“For everything, there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and...

Bishop Strickland Shares an Update on Bishop Megan Rohrer and Sierra Pacific Synod
Para español, haga clic aquí June 6, 2022 Dear church, Since December, the ELCA has been in turmoil...

Foros de Voces, Vidas y Visiones del año 2022
Bienvenidas/os a los foros de Voces, Vidas y Visiones del año 2022. A través de las conversaciones y...

Southeastern Synod Swag is Now Available!!!
If you would like Southeastern Synod Swag, polo shirts, jackets, pretty much anything you can put ...

Passion Collective - Welcoming New Applicants!
Contact Pr. Andrew Rickel for more information at andrew@gracepeople.org.     Intern at Grace House!...

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America observes 35th anniversary
Chicago (April 24, 2022) – The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) will observe its 35th...

Join the 2022 Southeastern Synod Assembly REVIVAL Choir!!!
Contact Pr. Mardy Ringer for more details:    mardyringer@gmail.com | 404-840-3892

ELCA Young Adults: "Welcome to ABIDE!"
What is Abide? Abide is a small group ministry hosted by ELCA Young Adults. Young adults can ...

Time to Update that Contact Information
From time to time we change our congregation's email or internet providers, our office phone numbers...

Will You Share Your Story?
Will you tell your story?  We are inviting you to share a 3–5-minute video (on a cell phone is just...

Ukraine Crisis: Mapping Your Impact through Lutheran Disaster Response
In a Facebook Post from the ELCA Facebook Page, on 3/15/2022: You have helped raise more than $1 ...

Synod Staff Updates - Spring 2022
Bp. Kevin Strickland​ Dear Church,   It is a joy and a blessing to do this work together and work that I alone as your bishop could or would not be able to do alone. I am grateful for a dedicated and faithful staff. In January, Pastor Matt Steinhauer retired as a parish pastor from Faith Lutheran in Lebanon, TN. He also concluded his call in serving as our Assistant to the Bishop for Advocacy. Pastor Steinhauer’s work in adding and ...

Upcoming Events Quarterly Brochure - March - June 2022
Check out the Quarterly Update for March - June 2022. ​Click HERE.

Bishop's Lenten Visits with Renewal of Vows and Chrism Mass
Rostered Ministers (retired or active) are invited to join Bishop Kevin Strickland at one of these services for an opportunity to renew your ordination vows, receive oils for use in ministry rites, receive Holy Communion, and gather with one another in prayer. Following each of these services, Bishop Strickland will offer a time of conversation. Spouses are also welcome to attend these services. As well, lay church staff members are welcomed and ...

Dr. Mark Ellingsen Television Appearance: "At the Table"
An interview with Dr. Ellingsen will appear in the 2nd half of the “At the Table” episode that is scheduled to air on AIB Network on the following schedule during the month of February: Tuesdays @ 8PM @ 8PM Wednesday, 9:30AM & 7:30PM Thursdays @ 12PM & 6:30PM Fridays @ 2PM & 10:30PM Saturdays @ 10:30AM & 10PM Sundays @ 8:30AM & 2:30PM The program will air on-line on the AIB website:  https://aibtv.com/aibeverywhere/ This show will also air on ...

Form A & C Parochial Reports
Every year, congregations are asked to complete "Form A" and "Form C" for the ELCA's statistical ...

2022 Vital Congregations Training
[Click HERE to see the 2022 Congregational Vitality REPORT for more information] Dear Leaders, ...

Youth Day at the Capitol
To our YOUNG PEOPLE (ages 12-17) of the Southeastern Synod - we are hoping you can join us for this ...

2021 Reports to Bishop Kevin Strickland
All rostered leaders (pastors and deacons) file a report to the Bishop every year so that our synod bishop can better know and support our leaders.    We ask that all retired leaders fill out these forms, as well.    All rostered leaders will receive a separate email with a link to an online form for submission.  Be on the lookout.   If you do not receive an email by Friday, January 24, 2022, please contact Assistant to the Bishop Rev. Michael ...

Boy Scouts of America - Bankruptcy Filing
UPDATE on 12/6/2021: The voting deadline for the Boy Scout bankruptcy plan has been extended until ...

Advent & Christmas Formation Tools for Children and Adults
Advent and Christmas Devotions, Crafts, Teaching Tools, and Worship resources abound! Check out the...

VIRTUAL Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine
Advent Pilgrimage in Palestine is a four-week virtual pilgrimage from the ELCA’s Peace Not Walls and...

Episcopal and Lutheran bishops in Georgia Respond to the Verdict in the McMichaels-Bryan Case
DOWNLOAD PDF of letter HERE.  November 24, 2021 Episcopal and Lutheran bishops in Georgia respond ...

25 Mile Journey to Bethlehem
As we prepare our hearts and minds for the recognition of Christ Jesus and his birth, we encourage ...

ITC's 11th Presidential Installation Ceremony for President Matthew Wesley Williams
Read the full article about President William's installation HERE. + + + + + The ...

Candidacy Update - Nov 2021
The Candidacy meeting dates and materials deadlines for 2022 are listed below. If you have plans to...

Atlanta Warming Centers and Cold Weather Stations
Salvation Army Cold Weather Program Free and open to men, women and families experiencing ...

2021 MILAGRO GALA WINNERS ANNOUNCED!
A first time donor and frequent MILAGRO supporters won the drawing for the handmade quilt and ...

Webinar on Climate Justice Conducted by LIRS
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services conducted a webinar on Climate Justice which delves into ...

Being Here Podcast
https://porticobenefits.org/podcasts/ From the Portico webstie: Welcome to Being Here, a podcast ...

German Companion Synod Trip Announced
June 28 - July 10, 2022 Our synod has a partner synod in Germany!   It is known as the Lutheran ...

Guatemala: Empowering Young Women with Education and Life Skills (LWF article)
This article was originally published on The Lutheran World Federation's Facebook page, September ...

2023 Holy Land Trip Announced
“4 Come to him, a living stone, though rejected by mortals yet chosen and precious in God’s sight, ...

Mercy Church: an Atlanta-Based Ministry Seeking Your Help
Here is a letter from Pr. Gary Christensen, an advocate for Mercy Community Church, Atlanta, GA:   ...

Hispanic Heritage Month - 9/15-10/15/2021
The En Conjunto Ministry has been working on resources for ally congregations and especially in time...

DONOR-ADVISED FUNDS: A FLEXIBLE, FAMILY-FOCUSED CHARITABLE GIVING OPTION
FROM THE ELCA FOUNDATION "insights" e-news: Often referred to as “charitable checkbooks,” ...

Subscribe to Administration Matters today!
Administration Matters is a bimonthly electronic newsletter for ELCA church leaders. It addresses common, practical issues including finance, governance, risk management, and tax and legal concerns, as well as other topics of interest about day-to-day operations and management in church settings.   If you wish to subscribe to the Administration Matters e-newsletter, you can do so by logging in to https://blogs.elca.org/adminmatters/ (see left ...

Welcome Rev. Derrick Rice - New Director of the Lutheran Theological Center in Atlanta (LTCA).
The Christian Community and Leadership Home Area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America ...

ELCA Youth Gathering - COVID: Updates & FAQs
Gathering leadership is proceeding with plans for the 2022 Gathering, with registration to open ...

2021 ILAG - Gala Changed to Virtual ONLY
In-Person Gala Changed to Virtual Only Following CDC recommendations and Southeastern Synod ...

2021 Fall Convocation Cancelled
  Dear friends in Christ,   It is with great sadness that I have to inform you that the ...

National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness
Discussion on HIV/Aids Awareness is not new. Many people first became aware of this health crisis ...

Pr. Ann Bassett's podcast - "Crossing Barriers"
Pr. Ann Bassett (Peace, Spring Hill, TN) has a podcast called "Crossing Barriers."  In one of her ...

Trauma Responsive Program for Congregations
Trauma Response Program for Congregations: All congregations respond to trauma. Responding well can...

Following Jesus: Perspectives from Diverse Christian Traditions
PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT Given the multiplicity of religious traditions that self-identify as “...

2021 Guatemala Gala - SAVE THE DATE!!!
Register today! The ELCA Southeastern Synod and the Iglesia Luterana Agustina de Guatemala (ILAG) ...

Celebration of Grace - Canton, GA - Donates Church Furniture
Celebration of Grace Lutheran Church P. O. Box 5025 Canton, GA 30014 Contact Person: Mary Johnson, ...

Learn Spanish for Ministry
Have you ever wanted to understand when someone speaks to you in Spanish or wished you could respond...

The Candler Foundry
Theological explorations designed to help individuals and congregations grow spiritually, reflect ...

[Spanish] Sermon - Third Sunday after Pentecost - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Third Sunday after Pentecost sermon (June 26, 2022) is from Pr Emily Edenfield (South Carolina Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr ...

Sermon - 3rd Sunday after Pentecost - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Third Sunday after Pentecost sermon (June 26, 2022) is from Pr. Emily Edenfield of the South Carolina Synod.   You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more ...

[Spanish] Sermon - Second Sunday after Pentecost - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Second Sunday after Pentecost sermon (June 19, 2022) is from Bp Ginny Aebischer (South Carolina Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr ...

Sermon - 2nd Sunday after Pentecost - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Second Sunday after Pentecost sermon (June 19, 2022) is from Bishop Ginny Aebischer of the South Carolina Synod.   You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can ...

[Spanish] Sermon - Holy Trinity Sunday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Holy Trinity Sunday sermon (June 12, 2022) is from Pastor Rick Carter (South Carolina Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge ...

Sermon - Holy Trinity Sunday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Holy Trinity Sunday sermon (June 12, 2022) is from Pastor Rick Carter of the South Carolina Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert...

[Spanish] Sermon - Pentecost Sunday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Pentecost Sunday sermon (June 5, 2022) is from Pastor James Henricks (South Carolina Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr  for ...

Sermon - Pentecost Sunday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Pentecost Sunday sermon (June 5, 2022) is from Pastor James Henricks of the South Carolina Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 7th Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 6th Sunday of Easter sermon (May 29, 2022) is from Pastor Jonathan Hemphill (Southeastern Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Julie ...

Sermon - 7th Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 6th Sunday of Easter sermon (May 29, 2022) is from Pastor Jonathan Hemphill of the Southeastern Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily ...

Bridget's "Reconciling in Christ" Story
Bridget, a members St. Timothy, Hendersonville, TN, shares the importance of the ministry of ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 6th Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 6th Sunday of Easter sermon (May 22, 2022) is from Pastor P. Morgan Gordy (Southeastern Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Julie ...

Sermon - 6th Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 6th Sunday of Easter sermon (May 22, 2022) is from Pastor P. Morgan Gordy of the Southeastern Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 5th Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 5th Sunday of Easter sermon (May 15, 2022) is from Pastor Patti Axel (Southeastern Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Julie Crosby ...

Sermon - 5th Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 5th Sunday of Easter sermon (May 15, 2022) is from Pastor Patti Axel of the Southeastern Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 4th Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 4th Sunday of Easter sermon (May 8, 2022) is from Pastor Justin Eller (Southeastern Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Julie Crosby...

Sermon - 4th Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 4th Sunday of Easter sermon (May 8, 2022) is from Pastor Justin Eller of the Southeastern Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 3rd Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 3rd Sunday of Easter sermon (May 1, 2022) is from Pastor Michael Jannett (Southeastern Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Julie ...

Sermon - 3rd Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 3rd Sunday of Easter sermon (May 1, 2022) is from Pastor Michael Jannett of the Southeastern Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 2nd Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 2nd Sunday of Easter sermon (April 24, 2022)   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Leone for today's sermon.  

Sermon - 2nd Sunday of Easter - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 2nd Sunday of Easter sermon (April 24, 2022) is from Pastor Kelly Bayer Derrick of the Virginia Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily ...

[Spanish] Sermon - Resurrection of our Lord - Easter Day - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Resurrection of our Lord - Easter Day sermon (April 17, 2022) is from Bishop Bob Humphrey (Virginia Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to...

Sermon - Resurrection of our Lord - Easter Day - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Resurrection of the Lord - Easter Day sermon (April 17, 2022) is from Bishop Bob Humphrey of the Virginia Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more ...

Sermon - Good Friday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Good Friday sermon (April 15, 2022) is from Pastor Colleen Montgomery of the Virginia Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert this ...

Sermon - Maundy Thursday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Maundy Thursday sermon (April 14, 2022) is from Pastor John Werrtz, Jr. of the Virginia Synod. You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert ...

Injustice in Policing - "Here we go, again!"
Sometimes, it seems there’s no end to them. They are the recent videos and reports of Black and ...

[Spanish] Sermon - Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion (April 10, 2022) is from Pastor Dave Delaney (Virginia Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge...

Sermon - Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Palm Sunday / Sunday of the Passion sermon (April 10, 2022) is from Pastor Dave Delaney of the Virginia Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 5th Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 5th Sunday in Lent (April 3, 2022) is from Pastor John Wertz, Jr. (Virginia Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Leone for ...

Sermon - 5th Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 5th Sunday in Lent sermon (April 3, 2022) is from Pastor John Wertz, Jr. of the Virginia Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 4th Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 4th Sunday in Lent (March 27, 2022) is from Pastor Sara Ilderton (North Carolina Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Leone for...

Sermon - 4th Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 4th Sunday in Lent sermon (March 27, 2022) is from Pastor Sara Ilderton of the North Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 3rd Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 3rd Sunday in Lent (March 20, 2022) is from Pastor Phil Tonnesen (North Carolina Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Leone for...

Sermon - 3rd Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 3rd Sunday in Lent sermon (March 20, 2022) is from Pastor Phil Tonnesen of the North Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 2nd Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 2nd Sunday in Lent (March 13, 2022) is from Pastor Danielle DeNise (North Carolina Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Leone ...

Sermon - 2nd Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 2nd Sunday in Lent sermon (March 13, 2022) is from Pastor Danielle Denise of the North Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 1st Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 1st Sunday in Lent (March 6, 2022) is from Pastor CeCee Mills (North Carolina Synod).   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Julie Crosby for ...

Sermon - 1st Sunday in Lent - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This 1st Sunday in Lent sermon (March 6, 2022) is from Pastor CeCee Mills of the North Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert ...

[Spanish] Sermon - Ash Wednesday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Ash Wednesday (March 2, 2022) is from Pastor Danielle DeNise (North Carolina Synod)   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Elone for ...

Sermon - Ash Wednesday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Ash Wednesday sermon (March 2, 2022) is from Pastor Danielle DeNise of the North Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert ...

African American Spotlight: Frederick McKinley Jones (February 2022)
The Southeastern Synod’s Diversity and Justice team is shining a spotlight on the hidden figures of history. These individuals deserve to be celebrated for their contributions to inventions, charity, civil rights, politics, the arts, and beyond.  Join us each month in our celebration of African Americans throughout the year.     Frederick McKinely Jones Frederick McKinley Jones Frederick McKinley Jones was born May 17, 1893, in ...

[Spanish] Sermon - Transfiguration Sunday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Sunday's sermon (February 27, 2022) is from Bishop Ginny Aebischer (South Carolina Synod)   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Elone ...

Sermon - Transfiguration Sunday - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Sunday's sermon (February 27, 2022) is from Bishop Ginny Aebischer of the South Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 7th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Sunday's sermon (February 20, 2022) is from Pr. Rick Carter (South Carolina Synod)   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Elone for ...

Sermon - 7th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Sunday's sermon (February 20, 2022) is from Pr. Rick Carter of the South Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert this ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 6th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Sunday's sermon (February 13, 2022) is from Pr. James Henricks (South Carolina Synod)   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Elone for ...

Sermon - 6th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Sunday's sermon (February 13, 2022) is from Pr. James Henricks of the South Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert this ...

[Spanish] Sermon - 5th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Sunday's sermon (February 6, 2022) is from Pr. Emily Edenfield (South Carolina Synod)   Click below to view the VIDEO version of this sermon.  Many thanks to Pr Jorge Elone for ...

Sermon - 5th Sunday after Epiphany - Year C
The Bishop and Assistants are filming sermons so that churches who do not gather for worship, due to the coronavirus, have a sermon prepared already; these are also available to give preachers a respite, and for a congregation to hear another voice from the pulpit. This Sunday's sermon (January 30, 2022) is from Pr. Emily Edenfield of the South Carolina Synod You may DOWNLOAD the sermon for this Sunday so that you can more easily insert this ...

African American Spotlight: Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone (January 2022)
The Southeastern Synod’s Diversity and Justice team is shining a spotlight on the hidden figures of history. These individuals deserve to be celebrated for their contributions to inventions, charity, civil rights, politics, the arts, and beyond.  Join us each month in our celebration of African Americans throughout the year.     Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone   Annie Minerva Turnbo Malone, a chemist, and ...

Fun and Fellowship on Food Truck Friday
A story from Resurrection Lutheran Church, in Newnan, GA, on Friday, May 13, 2022: What an AMAZING ...

Thoughtful, Comedic Skit Marks Easter
Picture above:  Baptism candidates, from left, Kandie Shubeck, Mike Kemper and Mary Ann Collins try...

ShowerUP
When Paul came to pick up the items he said, "WOW you guys did really great. I have mega churches ...

Jerusalem, Rincon, GA - Vaccination Site!!!
We thank the people of Jerusalem, Rincon, GA, as they staffed and assisted with another round of ...

Good Shepherd, Garden City, GA - CANNED FOOD DRIVE
Members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Garden City, GA, collected canned food items to donate to ...

Shades Valley Lutheran Church (Birmingham, AL) - God's Work , Our Hands
     Shades Valley Lutheran Church had 3 options for our church members to do for God's Work, Our ...

First Lutheran Church of Nashville God's Work, Our Hands 2021
Members of First Lutheran, Nashville, spent God's Work, Our Hands Sunday, September 12, helping to ...

Christ Our Shepherd - Peachtree City, GA - God's Work. Our Hands.
God’s Work, Our Hands! 2021 Christ Our Shepherd Peachtree City, GA Disaster Mission Team at work in ...

St. Timothy Lutheran Church God's Work, Our Hands
The St. Timothy Lutheran Church congregation created more than 800 sacks of kindness to give to ...

TONS of Gratitude Sunday - Messiah LC, Madison, AL
Check out the PHOTO ALBUM here... Check out Messiah LC's BLOG POST HERE. "Comforters" from Messiah...

Rummage Sale Exceeds Expectations
In July Peace Lutheran Church in Spring Hill, TN received donations of stuff from the community, ...

Little Free Library
Little Free Libraries are a global phenomenon. The small, front-yard book exchanges number more than...

40 For Lent
40 Days of Lent.   40 miles.  $40 to ELCA World Hunger.      --->     #40forLent Why a "hunger walk"...

Feeding the Hungry in Jackson, MS
During 2021, Synod hunger ministries and their service to their communities will be ...

Gifts Held Loosely
One of my favorite descriptions of stewardship is, “When God gives you a gift, hold it loosely.”  I ...

Action, Not Words
PEACE LUTHERAN CHURCH TACKLES FOOD INSECURITY Action rather than words! This phrase became the ...

Christmas 2020: Remember The Prisoner
Christmas 2020:  Remember The Prisoner Hygiene Bags for West Tennessee State Penitentiary – Women’s Therapeutic Residential Center   Before Covid-19 I went to prison every Tuesday and first Saturday of each month.  I always returned to the freeworld at the end of my approved time to be in the prison.  Since mid-February, visitors and volunteers, such as me, have been unable to enter the prison because of Covid-19. I remain captivated by the ...

Election Day in the US for a Poll Chaplain
Picture:  Pastor Nancy Christensen outside the Lucky Shoals Park Community Center Polling Site, ...

Thanksgiving Meals given to over 100 families
Utilitzing Thrivent Action Teams and soliciting members of St. John's Lutheran and people in our ...

Community Garden
Community Garden Ministry Christ Lutheran Church and Kiswahili Lutheran Mission has been a refuge ...

Education Advocacy
INTERVENTION BY KISWAHILI LUTHERAN MISSION AND  CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH AND INSPIRITUS (Nashville, ...

God's Work. Our Hands.
For our day of service, we worked at our community garden. Our intergenerational team planted seeds,...

COVID-19 Food Insecurity Grant - Celebration, Mt Juliet, TN
Celebration Lutheran is 1 of 15 congregations selected by The Southeastern Synod to receive the ...

Providing Books and Activitiy Bags to the Children in our Community
We delivered 100s of books (Pre-K - 4th Grade) and many Activity Bags filled with crayons, coloring ...

A Heart for Art
Faith Lutheran Church in Clay, Alabama is a Community Partner of nearby Clay Elementary School. We ...

745 Inspirations!!!
On Saturday, May 23, 2020 at a drop-off station at the St. Andrew Lutheran Church, Franklin, TN, 745...

On This Corner for a Reason
Located at the corner of Jackson and Willett, Peace Lutheran Church in Memphis has ministered to the...

Providing Needs After the Nashville Tornado
In the midst of the devastation from the March 3rd tornado in Nashville, St. John's continued ways ...

Come Bloom with Us!
These daffodils  may not look like all that much from this one photo, but there continue to be lots ...

Food For Families in Need
Partnering with a Middle School in our community, we at St. John's in Nashville provided over 200 ...

Meals on Wheels "Thanksgiving Edition" in Macon, GA
The people and neighbors of The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, Macon, GA, worked together to ...

Epiphany Lutheran Blessing of the Pets
Epiphany Lutheran in Collierville, TN recently conducted its annual Blessing of the Pets on ...

Quilt for VBS 2018 and Advent Children's Ministry
The quilting group meets once or twice per month making quilts for missions and community support. 

MyCanvas - Nashville Predator's Featured Charities
  MyCanvas – a program of Lutheran Services in Tennessee – has been chosen as one of the Nashville ...

DEM Wayne Fell Joins Epiphany Lutheran Church for Worship
Epiphany Lutheran Church in Collierville welcomed Director for Evangelical Mission Wayne Fell in ...

Back to School with Our Partner School, Two Rivers Middle!
We gathered a carload of school supplies for our partner school, Two Rivers Middle, delivered them ...

Partnership with Clay Elementary
One Sunday each month during the summer, Faith Lutheran has come together to work on an outreach ...

St. John's Nashville - Painting Bathrooms for our Partner School.
We furthered our "partnership" with Two Rivers Middle School by painting several of their bathrooms....

World Council of Churches - 2018 International AIDS Conference
We congratulate Ms. Karson Thompson of St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Decatur GA, Southeastern Synod ...

Nights Alive
Nights Alive is an affordable summer mini-camp that is just for middle schoolers.  This year's ...

Let The Little Children Come
At St. Luke Lutheran Church, Cordova, TN, as Jesus did, we welcome children of all ages as integral ...

Blessing Bag Ministry at St. John's in Nashville
Blessing Bag Ministry at St. John’s is designed to help care for our sisters and brothers in need ...

The Spirit is blowing hard at Nativity Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, GA
On Pentecost 2018, Nativity Lutheran Church in Bethlehem, GA celebrated 5 years as an official ELCA ...

Church Community Garden Mother's Day
Epiphany Lutheran Church, Collierville, TN. held a church community garden Mothers Day event on ...

Blessed to be a Blessing
Since partnering with a local Middle School for the past couple of years, in conjunction with ...

Light in the Darkness Interfaith Vigil at the Atlanta City Detenion Center
A message from the Lutheran community shared by Deacon Melanie Johnson from Lutheran Services of ...

"God's Work. Our Hands." Sunday
Save the date!  Do God's work!  Tell your inspiration story in pictures using the link on the bottom...

The Living Last Supper
“The Last Supper”… is a story retold, year after year from generation to generation. This year this ...

Gift for Solomon Lutheran, Greenville, TN
We are so pleased with this generous gift from one of our members, Lucille Carter. She commissioned ...

Intergenerational Mission Trip to Hattiesburg, MS
Following church on February 18, 2018, eleven disciples from Christ Our Shepherd, Peachtree City, GA...

2022 Synod Assembly

The 2022 Southeastern Synod Assembly: Unmute Yourself will be held on Friday, June 3, through Sunday, June 5, 2022 at the Chattanooga Convention Center, Chattanooga, TN.

Diversity and Justice

This section of our website is dedicated to Diversity and Justice. Click the links below to visit our Diversity and Justice Ministries:

Ministries

As one of 65 synods in the ELCA, we are called to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the communities that we serve. Together we extend our ministry and our reach around the country and around the world. We are church. We are Lutheran. We are church together. We are church for the sake of the world.