We are Church Together

We are church together. From small congregations on the prairie to large congregations in urban centers (and everything in between), we come together as the Southwestern Minnesota Synod.

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Upcoming Events

25 February

Watonwan River Conference Assembly

All day

Link for Watonwan River Conference Assembly
25 February

Crow River Conference Assembly

All day

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03 March

Glacial Ridge Conference Assembly

All day

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Messages

Jan 04

Bishop Dee Pederson’s Message for Annual Meetings

For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the…

Link for Bishop Dee Pederson’s Message for Annual Meetings
Dec 18

Christmas Message from Bishop Dee Pederson

Advent has been a time of watching and waiting as we move slowly toward Christmas. During this…

Link for Christmas Message from Bishop Dee Pederson
Nov 21

Bishop Dee Pederson’s Thanksgiving Message

Many of us grew up praying “Come, Lord Jesus” as our table prayer, or grace, at mealtimes….

Link for Bishop Dee Pederson’s Thanksgiving Message

Are you discerning God’s call?

Take a moment to consider: What is God calling you to? God’s call comes to us in wide and varied forms — teaching youth, serving on a board or committee within your congregation, or even leading worship as a lay leader. Others may feel God is calling them to further learning and become ordained as a minister of Word and Sacrament (pastor) or a minister of Word and Service (Deacon).

If you are hearing God’s call, please reach out to Pastor Heather Culuris at the synod office. We would love to hear how God is calling you and help you along your vocation journey!

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Can Help With the Call Process

If you are a Rostered Minister seeking a call or a congregation seeking a Minister, Synod staff can help. Synod staff walks with you through the ELCA congregational Call Process. Synod and ELCA resources are abundant — listening, consulting, guiding, training, and equipping to navigate transitions.

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Financial Support!

Make a donation, pay for an event, or set up online giving for your congregation. Visit the SW MN Synod online giving page.

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