Churches and church workers are not specifically targeted by the changes but will be affected by them.
Both Caitlin Copeland and Caitlyn Covington graduated April 28 from Concordia University Texas after overcoming unusual circumstances.
Lutheran scholar, historian and novelist Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier of Kalamazoo, Mich., is recognized for a lifetime of accomplishments.
The “call day” services were held April 24–25 at the seminaries in St. Louis and Fort Wayne, Ind.
The Rev. Dr. Donald J. Fondow was re-elected president at the district’s 23rd convention, April 9–11 in Alexandria, Minn.
The new “mercy centers” have been dubbed “CARD” for Casa de Amparo y Respuesta a Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response).
Begun in 2007 to support Lutheran chaplains serving in the reserves, this Ministry to the Armed Forces program has evolved into a “network of care” for anyone with military connections — both within Synod churches and beyond their walls.
St. John’s Lutheran School has grown from 200 to 232 students since last year, and 12 of the new students — who weren’t affiliated with a church — are now worshiping at St. John’s congregation.
The new paid-tuition policies at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are for residential pastoral ministry and deaconess students, beginning with the 2018–19 year.
The former Wheat Ridge Ministries introduces its new name and new mission March 2 in Oak Brook, Ill.
The program (Post-Seminary Applied Learning and Support) was begun in 1998 and operates in 31 of the Synod’s 35 districts.
The grant will provide $10,000 each to assist nine missionaries/missionary families serving in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Peru and Russia, and another missionary who has been called to Thailand.
Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.