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Resources available to help churches celebrate Armed Forces Sunday

The resources may be used on Armed Forces Sunday, Memorial Day Sunday, Independence Day weekend, Veterans Day or an alternate date.

2018 tax reform: What does it mean for religious employers and workers?

Churches and church workers are not specifically targeted by the changes but will be affected by them.

Hill re-elected president of Wyoming District

The Rev. John E. Hill was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Wyoming District at the district’s 19th convention, held May 3-5.

Movie review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, “Avengers: Infinity War” is a gift to MARVEL fans, honoring previous films in the franchise while bringing its own contributions to the saga.

Zagore to head up National Mission

The Rev. Robert Zagore will begin serving as executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission in mid-May.

Seminary to host deaf-ministry Church Interpreter Training

The workshop is set for June 25–July 6 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.

Concordia–Texas grads overcome trials

Both Caitlin Copeland and Caitlyn Covington graduated April 28 from Concordia University Texas after overcoming unusual circumstances.

Vinovskis elected to first term in SELC District

The Rev. Waldemar R. Vinovskis succeeds the Rev. Andrew J. Dzurovcik as president of the LCMS SELC District.

Share It! — Encouraging mission support

Answers to the question: “How does your congregation or school encourage the support of mission work and/or missionaries?”

Maier receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lutheran scholar, historian and novelist Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier of Kalamazoo, Mich., is recognized for a lifetime of accomplishments.

‘Equipped to Serve’: Concordia Theological Seminary winds up spring fundraiser

The fundraiser, which runs through May 7, aims to assist new graduates in purchasing supplies for their ministry.

Seminary students receive calls, learn placements

The “call day” services were held April 24–25 at the seminaries in St. Louis and Fort Wayne, Ind.

Movie review: ‘A Quiet Place’

“A Quiet Place” is the rare horror film that invites the audience to become invested in the characters, as opposed to horror films that include characters for the sole purpose of gruesome deaths.

LCMS Oklahoma District re-elects Henke president

The Rev. Barrie E. Henke was elected to his fourth term as district president on the first ballot.

Sailer re-elected president of LCMS South Dakota District

The Rev. Scott C. Sailer was elected to his second term as district president on the first ballot.

Helping houses ‘feel like home again’ for Harvey survivors

Heart for Texas, a coalition of Lutheran organizations partnering with volunteers and businesses in Texas and beyond, is helping homeowners return as closely as possible to normal life.