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Lutheran camps enjoy return to ‘normal’

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way Lutheran camps operated in 2020, but it did not prevent them from carrying out their mission “to show people the hope they have in Jesus Christ.”

Texas District re-elects Newman

The LCMS Texas District held its 62nd convention June 10–12 in San Marcos, Texas.

Lutheran Public Radio establishes Lutheran Identity Fund at CUC

The fund will support the recruitment of LCMS faculty and students.

CUNE breaks ground on new performing arts center

The building, set to open in Fall 2022, will serve as a collaboration, practice and study center for students and faculty.

Technology grants build capacity ‘to proclaim the Gospel’

The Esther 4:14 National Grant Program will assist some 225 congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to extend their reach with the purchase of new technology, software or training.

Spring/Summer ‘Engage’: ‘Whenever and wherever’

The combined Spring/Summer 2021 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ shows Lutherans continuing to love and serve their neighbors in new and nimble ways.

‘Una Sancta’: June/July ‘Witness’

The June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness explores what it means to be “the one, holy Christian and apostolic Church.”

Campus clips: Commencements, honors, summer workshops

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.

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Harrison signs joint letter to U.S. Secretary of Education

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joined with other religious leaders in asking the U.S. Secretary of Education to preserve protections for faith-based student organizations on public college campuses.

Gewecke elected to first term in New Jersey District

The Rev. Stephen Gewecke was elected to his first term as president of the LCMS New Jersey District at the district’s 19th convention, held May 21 in Clinton, N.J.

Concordia, Irvine, moves ‘forward in faith’

In February, Concordia University Irvine (CUI), Irvine, Calif., announced the successful completion of its comprehensive “Forward in Faith” campaign, which was launched in 2013 with a focus on new facilities, scholarships, academic programs and the university’s endowment. 

‘Endless gratitude’: Concordia College New York celebrates final commencement

Later this year, the 140-year-old institution will permanently close.

LCMS seminaries celebrate in-person Call Days

After holding virtual Call Day services in 2020 due to the nationwide COVID-19 shutdown, the two seminaries of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod were able, by God’s grace, to return to in-person Call Day celebrations in 2021.

Council of Presidents holds annual Call Week meeting

The COP approved placements and conducted other business.

COVID-19 and the church: One year later

Over the last year, LCMS Research Services has carried out a series of surveys to study how the Synod’s churches, schools and workers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Campus clips – Music, service and a farewell

Updates from LCMS universities and seminaries.