Preparedness, training aid in recovery in aftermath of Texas tornadoes

Texas District responders partner with local LCMS congregations to organize recovery efforts following the Dec. 26 storm.

Official Notice: audits

Here’s how to receive information on audits and summary budgets of the LCMS and its entities.

Positions (January 2016)

Positions are available with Concordia University System schools.

Official Notice: requests for reinstatement (January 2016)

A listing of those who have applied for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.

Official Notice: colloquies (January 2016)

A listing of those who have completed teacher and pastor colloquies in the Synod.

Official Notice: updates from LCMS districts (January 2016)

Updates on church workers, congregations and schools from LCMS district presidents.

Items wanted, available (January 2016)

The only “Available” item is a spinet organ.

RSO Update (January 2016)

A listing of new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed and those whose RSO status has been removed.

Congregational Anniversaries (January 2016)

Announcements featuring special church anniversaries.

Multiethnic Symposium set for Jan. 26-27

“Communities of Hope: One Community in Christ” — hosted by Concordia Seminary, St. Louis — will explore how the church can become truly multiethnic.

Teen Leadership Training now open to congregational teams

The March 17-20 Lutheran Youth Fellowship training in St. Louis will focus on faith-sharing in the “digital age.”

Movie review: ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Set 30 years after the events of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi,” the new “Star Wars” film looks and feels both old and new.

In Memoriam (January 2016)

Obituaries for ordained and commissioned ministers

LCEF fall conference: much more than a meeting

Some 650 take part in the Nov. 20-22 Lutheran Church Extension Fund Fall Leadership Conference in Atlanta, including 191 first-time participants.

Kumm to BOD: Amid frustrations, ‘we still walk together’

The Nov. 19-20 LCMS Board of Directors meeting includes a joint session with the Council of Presidents, action on some half-dozen resolutions and reports from Synod leaders.

Rev. Richard Krenzke, former Human Care director, dies

Krenzke, 79, dies at his Altamont, Ill., home Dec. 15 after an illness.