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Storm levels Manteno, Ill., church construction

The frame for a new LCMS church building in Manteno, Ill., is torn apart by winds from a June 12 storm. No one is injured at the site, where the congregation plans to resume construction.

Registration opens for 2013 LFL conference

Registration opens for the 2013 National Lutherans For Life Conference, which is set for Nov. 8-9 In Urbandale (Des Moines), Iowa.

Conference provides support, continuing education for parish nurses

Concordia University Wisconsin’s annual conference for parish nurses and others in congregational health ministries draws 90-plus participants from 20 states and three countries.

Open Arms sponsors retreat for child-care directors

The Open Arms Institute is sponsoring a Directors Retreat for child-care center directors and assistant directors July 31-Aug. 2 in Atlanta.

Four new staff installed in new LCMS positions

Four new Synod staff members are installed June 10 — The Rev. Steven D. Schave and Deaconesses Eleanor I. Corrow, Kimberly Schave and Sandra J. Bowers.

May 31 tornadoes affect LCMS Lutherans in Missouri, Oklahoma

LCMS Lutherans respond with acts of mercy after May 31 tornadoes in Oklahoma and Missouri.

BIM concentrates on bridging ‘Gospel gap’ globally

The LCMS Board for International Mission emphasizes unified mission efforts with Synod partner churches and extends 15 missionary calls and appointments.

LCMS issues statement in response to abortion-trial verdict

LCMS Life Ministries issues a statement expressing grief over the loss of lives to abortion, in response to the May 13 murder conviction of Dr. Kermit Gosnell.

LCMS congregation, ministries bring relief after West, Texas, explosion

The Synod joins other Lutheran ministries in bringing hope and relief to LCMS Lutherans and others in West, Texas, after the massive April 17 explosion that caused death and destruction there.