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2014-15 Wellness Opportunities
In 2014 the Southwestern Texas Synod had 65%+ participation for the 2014 Portico Wellness Challenge and and received $15,000 in Wellness money. From now until July 31, 2015, we will provide opportunities to improve wellness in other areas of the whole person. These are available to all active rostered leaders and SAMs (limited amount and first come-first served basis).

Winter is coming! You can keep migrant families warm this season.
Help La Frontera Ministries collect cold-weather clothing for migrant families heading north to meet their sponsors. These families have been legally discharged from detention centers without any personal belongings and will continue to travel several days. Most families are heading to northern states where snow has already started to fall. You can help keep one more person warm on their trip with your donation.
Jackets-Women's XS-S-M, Men's S-M, Boy's and Girl's all sizes, Infant's
Weather Resistant Boots-Women's 5 to 8, Men's 5 to 9, Children's all sizes
If your congregation wishes to participate in this campaign, encourage people to donate before November 30th. Notify La Frontera of your participation and to schedule a pick-up at: (956) 212-3609 LaFronteraMinistries@gmail.com
Mission Support Matters!
Mission Support matters becuse it enables us to do together what none of us can do alone. Our global mission, our poverty and justice ministries at home and abroad, our network of colleges and seminaries, our efforts to establish new ministries and to renew existing ministries, our work in supporting congregations through times of transition and conflict -- all of these depend upon faithful and generous Mission Support. Please watch the message from Rev. Margaret Payne, ELCA Director of Mission Support.
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Fall Conference Meetings
Conference Date Location Rep.          Conference   Date  Location Rep. 
Alamo
Nov. 6
San Pablo/MacPark, San Antonio   
Sue B.
  Cibolo Creek   Nov. 4 Triumphant, Garden Ridge   Bp. Ray
Bluebonnet
Nov. 6
Salem, Port Lavaca
Judith S.  
  Gulf Coast Dec. 16   Holy Cross, Rockport Judith S.  
Capital North  
Oct. 16  
Bethlehem, Lund
Bp. Ray
  Hill Country Dec. 9 Christ, Cherry Springs Sue B.
Capital South
Oct. 28
Holy Cross, Austin
Bp. Ray
  Rio Grande Nov. 18 Our Savior, McAllen Bp. Ray


Meet and Greet 9:00am    Worship and Conversation 9:30am-12:00pm    Scheduled One-on-One Meetings 1:00pm-5:00pm

Contact dzitelman@swtsynod.org 830-379-9900 to schedule one-on-one meetings.

Lutheran Disaster Response

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

Upcoming Events
January 9-11, 2015
Sr High Youth Gathering
Camp Chrysalis, Kerrville

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January 10, 2015
Healthy Congregations 3
St. Paul, Nordheim

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January 17, 2015
Healthy Congregations 1
Grace, Harlingen
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January 17, 2015
Missional River 4
Ascension, Austin
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January 24, 2015
Healthy Congregations 1
Resurrection, Wimberley

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January 26-28, 2015
Tri-Synodical Theological Conference
New Braunfels Civic Convention Center
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January 28-29, 2015
Tri-Synodical First Call
New Braunfels
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Healthy Congregations
Interested in hosting a workshop? Click to review Host Information and Workshop Brochure

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

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