From the Mission Field

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

LCMS Worship: A Lenten Prayer

LCMS Worship provides “A Lenten Prayer” for congregations to use in worship services or for families to use during devotions.

Share It! – Ideas for serving the community

This month’s “Share it!” responses include ideas from pastors and a school principal.

Offering a warm ‘welcome’: February ‘Witness’ looks at hospitality

The issue also features a conversation with LCMS Black Ministry Director Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray.

Call for applicants/nominations: Director, CPS Ministry Solutions

Concordia Plan Services (CPS) announces an opening for the position of director, Ministry Solutions, housed at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

LCMS joins others in affirming ‘God-given sexual identity’

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and the Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty, are two of the signers of “Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders.”

LCMS Black Ministry: A look backward and forward

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has been involved in black ministry for over 140 years.

PALS program supports new pastors, wives

The program (Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support) was begun in 1998 and operates in 31 of the Synod’s 35 districts.

Hans Springer retires after 40-plus years of service

The “treasured and consistent servant-leader” most recently served as associate executive director of LCMS Mission Advancement.

Bertsch elected to first full term in North Dakota

Also elected were the Rev. Kirk Peters of Hazen, N.D., as first vice-president, and the Rev. Steve Schulz of Fargo, N.D., as second vice-president.

Official notice: Audits and budgets (Feb. 2018)

Audits and summary budgets are available for LCEF, the LCMS, the LCMS Foundation, the districts and Concordia Publishing House.

Positions (Feb. 2018)

Positions are available with the Concordia University System, the Kansas District, LINC Ministries and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Official notice: Requests for reinstatement (Feb. 2018)

A listing of those who have applied — and been approved — for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.

Official notice: Colloquies (Feb. 2018)

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

Items wanted, available (Feb. 2018)

Wanted this month are handbells and Luther’s Works; please see complete notice for long list of items available.