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The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin (SCSW-ELCA) is one of 65 synods of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). As 140+ congregations and worshipping communities, we walk together to care for, connect and equip our congregations to be the heart and hands of Jesus.

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We care for, connect and equip our congregations
to be the heart and hands of Jesus.

Highlighted Events & Messages

Lutheran World Relief Boxcar Loading this Saturday!

The LWR In-gathering will be held on Saturday, October 13 – 7:00 am – 11:00 am – at the Wisconsin Southern Railroad Yard; 1890 E. Johnson Street – Madison. Download handout to bring to the loading!

ELCA Launches New Podcast “Three Sides!” 

Three Sides is a new podcast presented by the ELCA that shares that third side of seeing God at work in the world and offers a fresh way to tell the unique, compelling and sometimes surprising stories of this church.   Three sides presents diverse voices from across all expressions of the ELCA.

Volunteer Preachers Needed for Synod Worship

each week we hold Communion Worship in the synod office chapel and each week, we invite a different preacher.  This is an opportunity that is open to all of our Pastors and Deacons, whether in an active call, or retired or on leave.  Worship is held in an intimate setting in our little fireside chapel from 12:00 to 12:30 with brown bag lunch immediately following if you are able. 

Mission Moment: Lutherans United Assisting After Disasters  “LUAD”

LUAD is a synod ministry supported by your mission support. Thank you! And now, the work of this synod ministry has a time-sensitive need as they respond to recovery efforts for those in our synod impacted by the flooding from recent heavy rains. Congregations and individuals have been asking where to send their special offerings for victims of the flood.