Voting and advisory delegates and representatives are reminded that the 62nd Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod will be held in the America’s Center in downtown St. Louis, July 10 -15, 2004. Following an opening service with Holy Communion Sunday morning at 8:00 a.m., the first official business session of the convention will begin at 9:40 a.m. Sunday.
All registered delegates and representatives should have received housing and travel information by this time. If this is not the case, the District office should be notified. If a delegate is unable to serve, the District Secretary should be informed immediately so that he can properly register the alternate delegate with the Secretary of the Synod.
Delegates and representatives should register on-site for the convention as soon as possible after checking into their hotels. Registration desks in the lobby of the convention center will be open at the following times:
Friday, July 9 Noon to 6:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 10 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Sunday, July 11 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
July 12-14 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
July 15 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.
To register, each delegate will be asked to complete a registration card and take it to the proper registration counter (fees have already been paid by Districts). Orientation sessions for delegates are scheduled for 1:00 and repeated at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 10.
Visitors to the convention are not required to register. Members of the working press are asked to register in the News and Information Room of the convention.
Members of floor committees should arrive in St. Louis on July 9. Floor committees will meet as needed from 1:30 to 9:00 p.m. Floor committee open hearings are scheduled for 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 10. Floor committee meetings continue Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The afternoon meetings may be open or closed, at the discretion of the floor committee chair.
Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary
Posted June 25, 2004