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Luther exhibit scheduled for stops at LCMS seminaries

A traveling exhibit from Germany with more than 100 copies of items associated with Martin Luther has upcoming engagements on the campuses of the Missouri Synod’s two seminaries. The exhibit, titled “Martin Luther: The Reformer,” features “high-quality facsimiles and copies”…

LIRS head praises Bush's immigration proposal

Six days after President George W. Bush proposed new immigration policy on Jan. 7, the president of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) said his agency “applauds [Bush] for bringing immigration reform into the center of policy debate.” “As a nation…

Directors, CCM discuss their differences

By David L. Mahsman The Commission on Constitutional Matters (CCM) and representatives of the Synod’s Board of Directors Jan. 5 had what the CCM’s chairman termed an “open and frank discussion” related to recent Board actions. Synod President Gerald Kieschnick…

Clarification

All members of the Synod’s Board of Directors were aware that the Board had decided during the afternoon session to resume their meeting with a previously unscheduled evening session Nov. 21.  It was at that evening session that the Board…

March 7-13 schools-week items available

Promotional items are available to help Lutheran schools and congregations mark National Lutheran Schools Week (NLSW) 2004. Theme of the March 7-13 observance is “Lutheran Schools — A Great Place To Grow,” with the subtheme of “Growing in Grace and Knowledge” (2…

Shaud chosen to receive St. Martin of Tours medal

Retired Air Force General John A. Shaud of Springfield, Va., has been chosen to receive the Silver St. Martin of Tours medal in recognition of exceptionally meritorious service to the nation and the church. The medal, to be presented during…

CCM reaffirms opinions on ecclesiastical supervision

By David L. Mahsman The Synod’s Commission on Constitutional Matters (CCM) Dec. 13 reaffirmed three earlier opinions that the Synod may not expel a member who, in the performance of official duties, follows the advice and counsel of his or her…

Schmidt: LCMS schools to play major role in Ablaze!

Lutheran schools will play a major role in the Synod’s Ablaze! initiative to bring the Gospel to 100 million unreached people by 2017, says Terry Schmidt, associate director of school ministry with the Synod’s Board for District and Congregational Services. …

Congregation will miss Simon, pastor says

By Paula Schlueter Ross Former U.S. Sen. Paul Simon will be sorely missed by fellow members of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Carbondale, Ill., according to Rev. Robert Gray, the congregation’s pastor. Simon, a member of Our Savior since 1974, was especially…

CTCR acts on civic-events guidelines

The Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) has forwarded to the Council of Presidents (COP) a draft of “Guidelines for Participation in Civic Events.” LCMS President Gerald Kieschnick in November 2001 asked the CTCR to prepare the guidelines in…

Board of Directors begins new Q&A feature to 'clear up confusion' over recent actions

The Synod’s Board of Directors has introduced a new question-and-answer feature to its Web site that it says is intended to “clear up … confusion and provide assurance to the members of our Synod” about some of the Board’s recent…

Study looks into worker debt

The nation’s three largest Lutheran church bodies are conducting a study to determine the extent of indebtedness of their rostered professional church workers. They are The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran…

Schwan outreach-grants program ends

Although 2003 was the last year for awarding congregational-outreach grants from the Marvin M. Schwan Charitable Foundation, the Synod office for that program is getting calls about how to apply for the grants in 2004. “We simply have to inform these…

Deadline nears for grants

Feb. 15 is the deadline for congregations to apply for competitive grants to help them develop support services for immigrants and refugees in their communities. The grants are from the Good Samaritan fund, a joint project of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee…

Correction

A story in last month’s issue about registration for the 2004 National LCMS Youth Gathering said that both online and mailed registrations were still being accepted.  Online registration now has closed, but mail-in registration remains open. January 2004

Items wanted, available; reinstatements; position

Note: Reporter cannot accept notices about items offered for sale or that people wish to purchase.  Items described as “Wanted” or “Available” are sought or may be obtained for shipping costs only. Wanted Complete sound systems for missions in Ghana, West…