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Nominations begin under 2016 bylaw changes

Convention delegates in 2016 adopted resolutions regarding district convention attendance and geographical region requirements for board members.

LWML gives $100,000 to missionaries

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.

BOD weighs monetary, membership challenges

At its Nov. 16–17 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors fixed its gaze on “facing the realities” of the Synod’s finances and membership demographics.

Synod, partners continue to offer helping hand in wake of five disasters

Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.

Catch the Lutheran Hour float in Jan. 1 parade

“Bringing Christ to the Nations” is the theme of the Lutheran Hour Ministries float that will be featured in the 2018 Rose Parade in Pasadena, Calif.

Two Lutheran-school teachers win teaching-excellence award

Receiving the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 in St. Louis were fourth-grade teacher Brenda Doering and high school chemistry teacher Rich Langefeld.

Supreme Court hears case of Colorado baker under fire for marriage view

Upon hearing oral arguments for Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission Dec. 5, the U.S. Supreme Court now must decide, in effect, whether Christians have the same liberty as others to live consistently according to their religious beliefs.

LCEF awards grants to 11 Synod ministries

Among the gift recipients are five congregations, four districts, one school and the LCMS Office of National Mission.

FAQs address bylaw changes on ecclesiastical supervision

The changes were mandated by Resolution 12–14, adopted by the 2016 LCMS convention and endorsed in May by the Synod’s Board of Directors.

Boards and Business: National, International Mission

Both the National and International Mission boards met in St. Louis in October.

‘Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey’: new book on the Christian life from CPH

Author Rev. William Weedon is LCMS director of worship and International Center chaplain.

Rural and Small Town Mission conference ‘all about Jesus’

The conference was held Nov. 9–11 in Kansas City, Mo.

Seminaries plan preaching workshops, lecture and music events

The preaching workshops will focus on helping pastors plan and prepare for Lent.

Warehouse fire destroys 1.5 million copies of GOOD NEWS magazine

The magazine is published in 20 languages through the Concordia Mission Society and read in over 100 countries.

LCMS, LCC, NALC release three-year Bible reading guide

The guide is the third joint effort of the three church bodies.