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.

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

Highlighted Events & Messages

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday

“God’s work. Our hands.” Sunday is Sunday, September 8, 2019. This day is an opportunity to celebrate who we are as the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America – one church, freed in Christ to serve and love our neighbor. Service activities offer an opportunity for us to explore one of our most basic convictions as Lutherans: that all of life in Jesus Christ – every act of service, in every daily calling, in every corner of life – flows freely from a living, daring confidence in God’s grace.

Mission Moment: ELCA Churchwide Assembly Recap

On August 5-10, our synod’s delegation of 18 joined nearly 1,000 members from 65 synods in Milwaukee for the ELCA 2019 Churchwide Assembly. Held every three years, “We are Church” was the theme of this year’s assembly, and the manifestation of that theme throughout did not disappoint. Read both parts 1 & 2 of the Mission Moment by clicking below.

Bishop's Convocation

2019 Bishop's Convocation for all Rostered Leaders will take place October 6-8 in Dubuque, IA. Each year, all rostered leaders in our synod are invited to participate in a few days of learning, collegiality, respite, and fun! Registration is now open!

Children, Youth & Family Ministry

Please join us for the next Children, Youth and Family Network Meeting to support each other, dream and vision together. Future Meeting Dates are on August 22, and September 26 from 10:30am-12:00pm at Upperhouse in Madison.

Worship With Us!

Come to Be Fed and Gathered in Beloved Community and worship with us at the Synod Office every Thursday at 12:00 Noon with Brown Bag Lunch at 12:30 Join the synod staff and others on Thursdays for Worship with Holy Communion.