Obituaries for ordained and commissioned ministers
Congregational Anniversaries (January 2021)
Announcements featuring special church anniversaries.
State of the Synod goes online in 2020
The State of the Synod content has taken on a new delivery form this year, available to a wider online audience at the LCMS website.
Position announcement: Practical Theology faculty, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis
The position also includes the administrative role of parish educator.
Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2020
LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2020’s definitive moments.
NLSA selects Dinger for School Shepherd Award
The Rev. Jonathan Dinger, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School in Pocatello, Idaho, was selected by National Lutheran School Accreditation to receive the 2020 NLSA School Shepherd Award.
From the mission field – Dominican Republic, Latvia
Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.
Photo essay: Campus ministry: Gospel light in a dark world
The Rev. Michael Schuermann, pastor of University Lutheran, is at work amid ever-changing circumstances on this campus, serving students, faculty, staff and members of the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
‘Take Heart’ retreats uplift, refresh pastors during COVID-19
The LCMS Office of National Mission is partnering with DOXOLOGY on a series of retreats to help pastors and the souls in their care rest in the Gospel.
Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay
Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.
Serina accepts call to CTCR
The Rev. Dr. Richard J. Serina Jr., who will serve as associate executive director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations, replaces the Rev. Dr. Larry Vogel, who retired earlier this year.
December ‘Witness’: The gift that gives eternal life
The December issue of ‘The Lutheran Witness’ explores how the Old Testament portrays and points to the Second Person of the Trinity, the eternally begotten Son of God.
Campus clips – Seminaries and colleges report on enrollment, events, service
News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.
BNM business includes church worker recruitment, COVID-19, race
On Oct. 15, the LCMS Board for National Mission met for a full-day meeting via Zoom.
Browning recognized as 2020 National Distinguished Principal
Scott D. Browning, principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Fort Worth, Texas, was selected by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
‘Together as Synod’ gift an opportunity to serve ‘big picture’ mission
As 2020 comes to an end, supporters of the LCMS who are prayerfully considering making a year-end gift are encouraged to give a “Together as Synod” gift.