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Registration remains open for National Youth Gathering

Registration remains open for the 2004 National LCMS Youth Gathering, July 24-28 in Orlando, Fla. Gretchen Jameson, communications manager for the Gathering and its sponsor, LCMS Youth Ministry, said that mailed-in registrations will be accepted “on a space-available basis,” as late…

COP: Seminarians' wives need to be members of LCMS congregations

Should wives of seminary students necessarily be Missouri Synod Lutherans? Yes, says the Synod’s Council of Presidents (COP). The COP Nov. 19 adopted a policy that wives of married seminary students be members “in good standing” of an LCMS congregation…

Paul Maier writes sequel to his 1994 bestseller

Dr. Paul L. Maier, Synod fourth vice president and professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University, is author of a new book, More than a Skeleton. The new 352-page hardcover volume, a sequel to his 1994 bestselling novel, A…

Wanted

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. Concordia Pulpit Resources, a quarterly journal for preaching…

Available

Two 16mm projectors (ELMO 16-CL Bell & Howell 2592); one Tiffany Pro-Corder System II for cassettes; 28 Gateways to Algebra and Geometry (McDougal Littell, copyright 1997, 1994, 1993); Rick Schneider, Lutheran High School of Dallas; (972) 279-4488; rickschneider@lhsdfw.org. Altar paraments…

Requests for Reinstatement

JOHN H. HOYER, Cleveland, Ohio, has applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion -Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. CARRIE (DECKARD) HOSHAW, Circle Pines, Minn.; SCOTT KLOETZKE, Shoreview, Minn.; and ANGELA K. SCHAUER, Spencer, Iowa, have applied for…

Calls for Nominations

The Board for Mission Services (BFMS) is seeking nominations for director for ministry to the Armed Forces (MAF).  The director for MAF reports to the executive director of the BFMS and consults with and is accountable to the Ministry to…

Positions

Concordia University, Austin, Texas, seeks applicants to fill faculty positions in the disciplines listed below. Enrollment and budget projections will determine which positions are funded for the 2004-05 academic year.  Each candidate should possess a minimum of a master’s degree…

Official Notices

Nominating ballots–2004 Convention The official nominating ballots for the offices of President, First Vice President and other Vice Presidents have been mailed to every member congregation of the Synod according to the list of member congregations maintained by the Synod’s…

LCEF chief: Get behind 'one' vision

By David L. Mahsman MIAMI, Fla.— Merle Freitag, president of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, urged participants at this year’s LCEF Fall Leadership Conference to get behind the “one mission, one message, one people” vision laid out by Synod President…

Third 'Igniting' event looks at worship attendance

 By Joe Isenhower Jr. OMAHA, Neb. — There is no single formula for increasing worship  attendance in Synod congregations, but lots of ideas and a range of approaches to share. That is one way to sum up the Nov. 14-15 “One Mission…

Black Ministry Convocation set for July in St. Louis

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2004 Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 7-11 at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis.  Theme of the convocation is “King of Kings.” The convocation, held annually, brings together LCMS members involved in Black…

ALDE to meet Feb. 27-March 1

The founder of Habitat for Humanity International and a former Miss America who is now a broadcast journalist are scheduled keynote speakers for the 2004 educational conference of the Association of Lutheran Development Executives (ALDE). Marking ALDE’s 25th anniversary, the…

CPH releases new VBS kits

“Construction INC” (In the Name of Christ), a new vacation Bible school program for 2004, is available this month from Concordia Publishing House. The program is available in two kits that are packaged in “tool boxes”: * The “starter kit” ($54.99,…

Fort Wayne sem sets January symposia

The registration deadline is Jan. 9 for the 2004 symposia series at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTS), Fort Wayne, Jan. 20-23. “Echoes of Scripture in the Life of the Church” is the theme for the Jan. 20-21 exegetical-theology symposium. The theme…

World Relief/Human Care offers resources for 2004 Life Sunday

For the first time, LCMS World Relief/Human Care Ministries is offering free online resources for Life Sunday, which marks the anniversary of the date on which the U.S. Supreme Court legalized abortion. The resources for the Jan 18 observance include…