Southeastern Synod ELCA

2019 ELCA Southeastern Synod Leadership Convocation

Focusing on the theme "Preaching in Such a Time as This: Kairos, Truth, and Prophetic Gospel," the Southeastern Synod's rostered ministers and lay leaders will hold its 2019 Leadership Convocation, October 15 -17, at Lutheridge, Arden, NC.

Our keynote speaker, the Rev. Dr. Sam Giere, Wartburg Theological Seminary, will offer a series of presentations during which we will "explore the proclamation of Jesus Christ in such a time as this (Esther 4:14), by discerning 'the times,' considering the relationship of trust and truth, and engaging the prophetic nature of the gospel of Jesus Christ."

Registration for the 2019 Leadership Convocation is open now through September 30, 2019.  This year all registration will be handled by the synod office.  Click here for information and here to register.

Hurricane Housing

“It will serve as a pavilion, a shade by day from heat, and a refuge and a shelter from the storm and rain.” – Isaiah 4:6
 
Lutheranch Camp & Conference Center in Tallapoosa, GA, is now open for those who are required or choosing to evacuate in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Housing is free of charge. Availability is limited, on a first-come-first-served basis. Housing is available through Thursday, September 12th. Meals will not be provided; however, a kitchen is available for those staying at the Holy Trinity House. Pets are not permitted inside any buildings on the Lutheranch property. Please honor this policy by making separate arrangements for housing any pets. Reservations must be made in advance of your arrival by calling the Lutheranch Guest Services line at 770.301.0291.

Camp Kinard in Batesburg-Leesville, SC, is also open. Call 803.532.2235, leave a message and head their way. They are not prepared for pets, so please make other arrangements for your furry family members. 



Lutheridge Camp & Conference Center, in Arden, NC, is now open for those who are required or choosing to evacuate in the path of Hurricane Dorian. Housing is free of charge. Availability is limited, on a first-come-first-served basis. Housing is available through Friday, September 13th. Guests are asked to please bring bedding and sheets as circumstances allow. Pets are permitted for those staying in cabin housing. Reservations must be made in advance of your arrival by calling Lutheridge Registration at 828.209.6328.

Installation of the Reverend Kevin L. Strickland as Bishop of the Southeastern Synod

You are invited to the installation of the Reverend Kevin L. Strickland as the Fourth Bishop of the ELCA Southeastern Synod. 

Rostered Ministers are invited to vest and process. 
The color of the day is red.  
Please arrive by 1:00 p.m. 

 
Interested in supporting the Bishop's Installation Team?  Click here to learn how you can help.

A Message from Presiding Bishop Eaton - Sanctuary Denomination





Dear siblings in Christ,

As many of you know, last week the ELCA Churchwide Assembly adopted a resolution that, among other things, declared the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) a sanctuary denomination. Many of you are asking, “What does this mean?”  Continue.

A Message From Bishop Gordy and Bishop-Elect Strickland - Sanctuary Denomination

Dear Southeastern Synod Friends,
 
Many of you have read or heard that the 2019 ELCA Churchwide Assembly, meeting in Milwaukee last week, declared that the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America is now a sanctuary denomination. The action of the Assembly has received a great deal of coverage in the press, including a front-page article in the Washington Post. There has been some concern about what this action by the Assembly means for ELCA congregations and people. Here are the three questions we’ve heard most often. 
 

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