Delegates pass resolutions on study of licensed lay deacons, Lord’s Supper oversight

In their second appearance at the convention, the Theology and Church Relations Floor Committee presents three resolutions, all of which are adopted.

Convention recognizes Lutheran Church of Togo as partner church

Begun by mission efforts of the LCMS in 1980, the Eglise Luthérienne du Togo (the Lutheran Church of Togo) has more than 30 congregations and preaching stations and 5,221 baptized members.

Service emphasizes ‘sweet death’ for Christian

The Rev. William C. Weedon says, “We are truly one in Christ with all of those saints of God who have passed away.”

Wurdeman shares news of LHM outreach plans, call to Buchholz

Ministry connects 43,123 people last year alone with church homes, drawing standing ovation from LCMS convention delegates.

Final essay: ‘Baptized for Life Together,’ in koinonia with Christ

In his July 24 essay, the Rev. Dr. Steven Mueller tells the assembly we are “called and equipped for life together, and by God’s grace, we can live it.”

Convention OKs strategy to eliminate ‘historic CUS debt’

Delegates also call for erasing student debt, continuing a “funding model” for LCMS missionaries and numerous Bylaw changes.

Mercy resolutions generate overwhelming support, discussion on women in combat

Delegates debate women in combat and give overwhelming support to Mercy floor committee resolutions.

Delegates seek wording changes on SMP Bylaw; applaud sem’s 175th anniversary

Convention delegates ask for wording tweaks on a Specific Ministry Pastor program resolution and recognize the 175th anniversary of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Harrison ‘proud’ of outgoing Board of Directors members

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison honors outgoing members of the Synod Board of Directors and recognizes newly elected members.

Convention elects ordained, commissioned, lay nominees to boards, CTCR

Sixty men and women are elected to serve the Synod on boards and the Commission on Theology and Church Relations.

Convention recognizes former officers, special guests

Former LCMS officers and special guests from other church bodies are given special recognition by the convention.

‘Stay firm in Baptism,’ urges Streltsov

The Rev. Alexey Streltsov, rector of Lutheran Theological Seminary in the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church, preaches to convention attendees.

Convention hymn preaches Baptism

Delegate voices join together in song during Matins.

Good housekeeping for Committee 7

It was a morning of good housekeeping for Floor Committee 7 on Structure and Ecclesiastical Matters.

Krey challenges delegates to be ‘Baptized for Mercy’

In his essay, the Rev. Ted Krey asks, who is your neighbor? Christ Jesus died and rose for you in the ultimate sacrifice of mercy, and through your Baptism the Spirit is now in you.

Convention thanks Maier, recognizes newly elected Praesidium

On July 23, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison honored outgoing Third Vice-President Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier and recognized the newly elected members of the Praesidium.