COP agenda includes triennium extension, planning for call services

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Council of Presidents met online the week of Feb. 4 under the Word of God and in prayer.

Additional ‘Take Heart’ retreats planned for 2021

All costs are covered for participating pastors except travel to and from the retreat.

Obituary: Rev. Mandla John Khumalo, bishop of the Confessional Lutheran Church of South Africa

The Rev. Mandla John Khumalo, bishop of the Confessional Lutheran Church in South Africa who fought the apartheid system as a young man, died on March 1.

CSL to hold virtual multiethnic symposium

Set for May 4–5, this year’s event is titled “The Rest and the West: What the West Can Learn From Global South Christianity.”

Mission boards count blessings during tumultuous times

The LCMS Boards for International Mission and National Mission held their first gatherings of 2021 via all-day virtual meetings on Jan. 28 and Feb. 26, respectively. 

Obituary: Roger Drinnon, former director of Editorial Services for LCMS Communications

Roger Allen Drinnon, former director of Editorial Services for the LCMS, died on April 3 in Mascoutah, Ill.

From the mission field: Rwanda

The Lutheran Mission in Africa—Synod of a Thousand Hills is a young Lutheran church body that began in Rwanda about six years ago. 

March ‘Witness’: Superstitions

The March issue of The Lutheran Witness examines superstitions and superstitious practices and beliefs.

Positions (April 2021)

Positions are available with the Concordia University System.

Official notice: Colloquies (April 2021)

A listing of those who have completed or submitted applications for LCMS colloquies.

Official notice: Requests for reinstatement (April 2021)

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

Items wanted, available (April 2021)

Wanted this month is communionware. Available are hymnals and an organ.

In Memoriam (April 2021)

Obituaries for ordained and commissioned ministers.

Congregational Anniversaries (April 2021)

Announcements featuring special church anniversaries.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry: March 2021 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

LCMS Stewardship Ministry compares a hardworking high school basketball player to the quiet, prayerful and consistent steward.