2014-15 Wellness Opportunities
In 2013 the Southwestern Texas Synod had 65%+ participation for the 2013 Portico Wellness Challenge and received almost $15,000 to provide and encourage wellness within the synod. So, we provided a Fitbit Giveaway to over 80 individuals, provided gift cards to others, and hosted guest speaker, Tammy Devine, at Bishop's Convo. We also provided support for individual rostered leaders to attend a spiritual retreat in the spring of 2014.
In 2014 we met the goal once again and received an additional $15,000 in Wellness money. This month we gave away more Fitbits. From now until July 31, 2015, we will also provide opportunities to benefit personal wellness for more than just the “physical” aspect. Later this fall we will roll out a continuing education plan with five different opportunities to improve wellness in other areas of the whole person. These will be available to all active rostered leaders and SAMs (limited amount and first come-first served basis).
Portico Open Enrollment
Employer Selection
Sep. 15-Oct. 17
Organizations select an ELCA-Primary health benefit option to offer sponsored plan members for 2015.
Member Selection
Oct. 27-Nov. 21
Plan members choose and enter their selection for health benefits, tax-advantaged accounts, life insurance, and pretax retirement account contributions for 2015.

Visit for details. Questions? Call1.800.352.2876.

Youth Gatherings

Middle School

& Sr High

Youth Gatherings

Bishop's Convocation
The Changing Landscape of Leadership
Peggy Hahn,  Director of LEAD.
Join us for an interactive day in discussion of the changing landscape of church leadership in the 21st century, and how we can be equipped to lead in these changing times.
September 16
Video Recording Coming Soon


Lutheran Disaster Response

Unaccompanied &
Migrant Children
Ebola Outbreak Response
Gaza Humanitarian Assitance
Where Needed Most

Upcoming Events
September 29- October 1
First Call Retreat
Lutherhill, LaGrange

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October 21, 2014
New to Synod
Synod Office, Seguin
October 17-19, 2014
Region 4 Global Mission Consult
San Lucas, Eagle Pass
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November 22, 2014
Healthy Congregations 3
Our Savior, McAllen

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Healthy Congregations
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The Southwestern Texas Synod is part of Region 4 of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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