LCEF awards grants to 11 Synod ministries

Among the gift recipients are five congregations, four districts, one school and the LCMS Office of National Mission.

Movie Review: ‘Wonder’

“Wonder” presents a positive portrayal of a traditional, intact nuclear family struggling with one of the children’s social and health-related challenges.

Luther’s Small Catechism: A Christmas gift for the whole Church

Here is a book for whole-life discipleship, giving guidance to Christians on how they are to believe and live mercifully for others, telling them about Christ, and offering wisdom for their various vocations.

Lutheran Witness: December 2017

This month’s issue addresses a variety of topics relating to Advent and Christmas, with a special focus on Mary’s place in history and Lutheran theology.

Reformation Relevance: Preaching on the preaching of John the Baptizer

This is the final entry in the 2017 “Reformation Relevance” series.

FAQs address bylaw changes on ecclesiastical supervision

The changes were mandated by Resolution 12–14, adopted by the 2016 LCMS convention and endorsed in May by the Synod’s Board of Directors.

Boards and Business: National, International Mission

Both the National and International Mission boards met in St. Louis in October.

Positions (Dec. 2017)

Positions are available with the Concordia University System.

Official notice: requests for reinstatement (Dec. 2017)

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

Official notice: colloquies (Dec. 2017)

A listing of those who have completed — or submitted applications for — teacher or pastor colloquies in the Synod.

Items wanted, available (Dec. 2017)

Wanted this month are stoles, chasubles and a book of Herman Sasse essays; available are paraments and candelabras.

Parish Nurse Newsletter: Winter 2017 – Evaluating Our Ministry

This issue of the Parish Nurse Newsletter from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod highlights how essential it is for parish nurses to complete program reviews (evaluations) of their ministry on a regular basis.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: December 2017 Newsletter

This issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ includes a recap and pictures from the 2017 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference, which was held Nov. 9-11 in Kansas City, Mo.

Congregational Anniversaries (December 2017)

Announcements featuring special church anniversaries