Hello & Welcome

The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin (SCSW-ELCA) is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As 138 congregations and worshiping communities across 13 counties in south-central Wisconsin, we walk together to care for, connect and equip our congregations to be the heart and hands of Jesus.

Learn more about Who We Are

Highlighted Events & Messages

In the wake of George Floyd’s Death, our Synod Racial Equity Team Provides Ideas for Congregations

Read the Report of the Synod Bishop Call Committee and Learn About our Nominees for Bishop

Visit our Dedicated Synod Health Resources Page for More Information & Support

Curated Resources for Staying Connected While Physically Distanced

With the synod office closed during the pandemic, in-person worship will not take place on Thursdays. Instead you are invited to connect to our Facebook page on Thursdays at noon for short devotionals led by synod staff and guests.

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Our Faithful Response

Now that some offices and businesses are cautiously opening, Synod staff will be in the office occasionally, as there is need, but will continue to work remotely when that is workable. As has been the case, calls to the synod office are picked up live, and routed to other staff, whether they are in the office or working remotely. Staff is also easily accessible by email. Meetings that were held in the synod office before the pandemic will continue to be held via Zoom, not in the office. Cleaning protocols will be in place for staff and anyone who needs to stop in. The statistics regarding spread of the virus continue to rise, and practicing caution is still advisable. Other in-person synod events are being evaluated on a case-by-case basis (updated May 26, 2020).