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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

Installation of New Bishop

Saturday, August 18, 2018 – All congregational members are invited and encouraged to attend. We will be participating in a historical and special moment in the life of the ELCA.  And we would also point out that if you want your youth to have a bigger sense of being church together in the world, bring them to this event!  The music, singing and fanfare will be incredible, the message meaningful and the refreshments abundant!

Food Trays are Needed for Bishop’s Installation Reception!

We invite congregations to participate by contributing food items for the reception: cheese and sausage platters, vegetable trays, and bars.

Deacons: How They Serve (Part 3)

Following is an educational piece and final installment of a three-part series offered by Bishop Viviane Thomas-Breitfeld on the role of Deacons in this synod and in God’s church.

Are You Wondering What Your Congregation Can Do to Help With the Situation at The Borders?

Here are some links to excellent information that will help to understand what we, the ELCA, are doing to address those on the margins and how your congregation might get involved: