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

Message from the Presiding bishop on Christchurch mosque shootings

ELCA presiding bishop pastoral message on Christchurch mosque shootings 3/15/2019 12:55:00 PM Dear Church,  Today we awoke to the devastating news of the mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. We join in mourning for the people who were killed and wounded, for their families, for the first responders and grief counselors, and […]

Synod Assembly: Nominations and Resolutions for 2019

Nomination and Resolution forms are available by emailing Robyn Zimmerman, Director of Operations and Executive Administrative Assistant. Forms must be submitted by March 14, 2019.

2019 Synod Assembly

The highest legislative body of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, the Synod Assembly, will be held May 4-5, 2019 in Madison. We gather in Assembly to worship, learn and do the work of the church. This year our theme is: “Building Beloved Community: Strengthening Our Souls for Leadership.” Registration is now open and more information can be found here on the event page.

Rostered Women’s Gathering

For your calendars...we meet quarterly on the 4th Thursday of January, April, July, and October. We'll be meeting on Thursday, April 26th at 9:00 a.m.  As always, come to enjoy conversation, share joys and quandaries, and some refreshments, too.

LEAD Conference 2019

Our annual LEAD conference was held on Saturday, March 9 at Evangelical LC (Mount Horeb). It was a fantastic event and we thank everyone who attended. We have uploaded several resources from the day including Rev. Dr. Stephen Bouman's keynote and the accompanying slides. You can view those here on the event page.