Paula Schlueter Ross

Managing Editor of Reporter

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Paula Schlueter Ross (1953–­2019), former managing editor of Reporter, was a magna cum laude graduate of Webster University, with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism. During her nearly 35-year career with the LCMS, she wrote for both Reporter and The Lutheran Witness and often took photos to accompany her stories. Ross won 17 national writing awards from the Associated Church Press, including seven first-place “Awards of Excellence.”

Sem offers free website assistance

During the LCMS convention, technical staff from Concordia Theological Seminary will be offering free consultations on website development.

Slate for LCMS first vice-president announced

The five nominees are the Rev. Dr. Carl C. Fickenscher II, the Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr., the Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray, the Rev. Daniel Preus and the Rev. Dr. John C. Wohlrabe Jr.

Website lists LCMS churches with Spanish worship

The website offers a number of resources for Hispanic ministry, including links to 22 LCMS congregations in 10 states that offer worship services in Spanish.

Theological symposium to focus on creation

“From the Creation to the New Creation: Seeing All Things in Light of the Entire Story” is the title of the 24th Annual Theological Symposium to be held Sept. 24-25 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Open Arms postpones Directors Retreat

The July 31-Aug. 2 retreat in Atlanta will be rescheduled for a later date, likely in late September or early October.

Youth ‘live loved,’ ‘live love’ at Gathering

Each evening during the July 1-5 National LCMS Youth Gathering, some 25,000 youth and adult leaders filled San Antonio’s Alamodome for a “Mass Event.” And some 5,000 took part in more than 100 area servant events.

Harrison signs letter opposing HHS final rules

Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joins others to sign a letter opposing final rules for religious groups to comply with the Affordable Care Act.

Check schedules when following convention

Those connecting with the July 20-25 Synod convention via the Web should check the convention’s daily schedule to be sure of what’s happening when.

Convention Corner (July 2013)

Here are a few tips from Barbara A. Below to help you stay informed about what is happening at the 2013 Synod convention.

Pressure Points (July 2013)

This month’s column explores how a new pastor might best begin ministry with his first congregation.

Harrison elected to second term as LCMS president

Incumbent Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison receives 4,262 votes, or 66 percent of the 6,432 ballots cast.

LWML adopts record mission goal of $1.83 million

The mission goal, adopted during the 35th Biennial Convention of The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, June 27-30 in Pittsburgh, will be used to fund 18 projects.

New ‘Chapel Talks’ highlights ‘Luther’s Small Catechism’

With its focus on “Luther’s Small Catechism,” the 2013-14 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools” is suitable for use in a number of settings.

Four CTS students receive awards in essay contest

Four students from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are named this year’s winners in an annual essay contest sponsored by the LCMS Office of National Mission.

LCMS responds to Supreme Court ruling in marriage case

Responding to the June 26 decision striking down part of a federal law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman, the LCMS issues a statement saying “we are saddened for our nation, even as we call our fellow Christians to faithfulness and prayer.”

KFUO starts ‘new era’ at LCMS International Center

KFUO — which airs at, and 850-AM — begins broadcasting from the LCMS International Center, after moving from its long-time studios at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.