LHM to sponsor float in Tournament of Roses Parade

Once again, St. Louis-based Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) is sponsoring the only religious float in the Tournament of Roses Parade, Jan. 2 in Pasadena, Calif.  LHM has had a float in the parade for the past 55 years. This year’s theme…

New resources available from CPH

Concordia Publishing House has released new and updated resources for congregations and professional church workers: Deacons and Deaconesses Through the Centuries, by Jeannine E. Olson, originally published by CPH in 1992 as One Ministry, Many Roles: Deacons and Deaconesses through…

Schools turn hurricane challenges into ministry opportunities

By Kim Krull When second-graders at St. Paul’s Lutheran School in New Orleans wrote to Santa this year, their letters sounded different from in the past. Among their requests:  Please try to keep our ceiling from falling in again.  Please…

Campus mission group to sponsor student conference

The Lutheran Campus Mission Association (LCMA) is sponsoring a Leadership/Peer Ministry Conference Feb. 17-18 at Miracle Camp, a retreat center near Kalamazoo, Mich.  The event is open to student leaders/peer ministers involved in campus ministries and to students interested in…

`Harvesters` say program, `Ablaze!` `dovetail beautifully'

Those who have served on “Harvesters for Christ” teams agree with Rev. Al Tormoehlen when he says that Harvesters and the Synod’s Ablaze! movement “dovetail beautifully.” Harvesters is accepting applications from congregations that would like to host a team this…

`Reporter Digest` offers news in brief

For shorter versions of key Reporter stories, downloadable in PDF format and suitable for use in congregational newsletters, go to the online Reporter Digest.  The January 2006 Digest is scheduled to be posted by Jan. 12. Posted Dec. 16, 2005…

`Reporter Digest` offers news in brief

For shorter versions of key Reporter stories, downloadable in PDF format and suitable for use in congregational newsletters, go to the online Reporter Digest.  The January 2006 Digest is scheduled to be posted by Jan. 12. Posted Dec. 16, 2005…

`Reporter Digest` offers news in brief

For shorter versions of key Reporter stories, downloadable in PDF format and suitable for use in congregational newsletters, go to the online Reporter Digest.  The January 2006 Digest is scheduled to be posted by Jan. 12. Posted Dec. 16, 2005…

`Reporter Digest` offers news in brief

For shorter versions of key Reporter stories, downloadable in PDF format and suitable for use in congregational newsletters, go to the online Reporter Digest.  The January 2006 Digest is scheduled to be posted by Jan. 12. Posted Dec. 16, 2005…

Wenthe reappointed as seminary president

The Board of Regents of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, has reappointed Dr. Dean O. Wenthe to another five-year term as seminary president.  Wenthe, 61, has served in the post since 1996. The board made its decision unanimously at a…

2006 wall calendar available

A limited number of 2006 wall calendars designed and distributed by Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are available free for the asking. The calendars, produced by the seminary each year, feature photos of the campus and student body.  Scripture…

LWML offers Christmas card, ornament

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League has issued a new Christmas card and Christmas-tree ornament for 2005. Designed by St. Louis graphic artist and LWML member Judy Newell, the card features a watercolor wash depicting Bethlehem and the star, surrounded by…

Do you have a good Christmas story?

Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM), St. Louis, is looking for an interesting children’s story that reflects the “true meaning of Christmas” and is sponsoring a writing contest to find it. The author of the winning story will receive a cash prize…

Fort Wayne sem to host Bonhoeffer Conference

The Pastoral Ministry and Missions department of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, will host a Dietrich Bonhoeffer Conference Feb. 3-4. The conference, which coincides with the 100th anniversary of the German theologian’s birthday, is open to scholars, pastors, students, laypeople,…

Former LCMS school student dies in Indiana tornado

A former preschool student at an Evansville, Ind.-area Synod congregation’s school died and at least one family who are members of another nearby congregation lost their home when a Nov. 6 tornado cut a 40-mile swath of destruction across southwestern…

Registration opens for Youth Workers Conference

Registration is now open for the 2006 National Lutheran Youth Workers Conference, sponsored by LCMS District and Congregational Services — Youth Ministry. The registration fee is $250 per person ($225 for those registering by Dec. 31).  Special rates are available for…