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AOL/Yahoo Users: Help!

By Rick Godby / February 23, 2021
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We need your help! Months ago, synod staff learned that Yahoo and AOL have been flagging emails sent from our office—from @nclutheran.org addresses—as Spam. They’ve been either not delivered at all or just sent to Spam folders. We have now been assured by our IT company that Yahoo and AOL are now allowing our emails […]

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Camps Seeking Summer Staff

By Rick Godby / February 17, 2021
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The NC Synod is blessed with two marvelous camping ministries that cover the whole state and beyond: NovusWay Ministries (Lutheridge, Lutherock, Luther Springs, & Lutheranch) and Agapé+Kure Beach Ministries (Camp Agapé & Kure Beach). Both ministries are currently seeking staff for summer 2021. Camp Agapé staff change lives, plant seeds of faith, serve others, and […]

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ADST Leads Census of People of Color

By Rick Godby / February 8, 2021
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As we continue to lean into being a church committed to racial justice, the synod’s African Descent Strategy Team (ADST) is leading a census of people of color in our synod. Please send this form to people of color in your congregation and invite them to add their contact information. Our deep desire is to […]

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Postponed: LYO Assembly 2021

By Rick Godby / February 8, 2021
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Due to the extension of the stay-at-home order for NC, we are unable to gather in February to produce this event with our LYO Board. Thus, we are postponing LYO until the weekend of April 17-18. We hope you will be able to join us for LYO at the later date! The new registration deadline […]

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Lenten Bible Study with Bishop Smith

By Rick Godby / February 8, 2021
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Back by popular demand! Bishop Tim Smith will lead a synod-wide Bible Study on the book of Isaiah on Thursdays from February 11 to March 25 at 7 p.m. The class will be virtual via Zoom. Following each session, recordings will be available to watch at your convenience. Register here to receive a weekly email […]

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Gifts that Gift the Giver

By brandography / November 2, 2020
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One Christmas, years ago when I was a child, I tearfully told my grandmother how a close friend I’d given a gift to had gone the whole blessed holiday without giving me a thing. She flicked her newspaper, turned one page, and said, “Just remember, the Bible says it’s better to give than to receive.” […]

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NC Synod launches Relief Fund

By Catherine Fink / April 13, 2020
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Synod launches Relief Fund The NC Synod Council has re-allocated funds for the purpose of sharing with our congregations, rostered ministers, and agencies and institutions during this time of financial strain with priority given to keeping the rostered minister employed at the congregation at their full salary and benefits. The goal of these funds is […]

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Holy Week and Easter

By Rick Godby / April 6, 2020
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Holy Week and Easter Even as we cannot gather in person during this time of social distancing, we are gathering online—with live worship using Zoom and by pre-recorded video. Below are worship options available from the synod office and congregations across the synod as we move through Holy Week toward the celebration of the Resurrection […]

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Worshiping online together during COVID-19

By Catherine Fink / March 21, 2020
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Worshiping online together during COVID-19 During this time of social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, when we long to worship together and cannot, the synod website will be a place to gather information about Livestream or recorded opportunities for worship or devotions across the synod. Please see the list below.

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“We ask God to help us!”

By Rick Godby / March 16, 2020
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“We ask God to help us!” Deacon Katie Rivers (St. Mark’s, Asheville) attended one of the Chrism Masses hosted by the synod for rostered ministers prior to the Lenten season; she shares her story. On Tuesday, February 25, Facebook reminded me of my commissioning service as a Deaconess in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS). […]

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