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November ‘Witness’: Medicine for the soul

The November issue takes up the discussion of the Lord’s Supper, fellowship and closed Communion.

Laborers For Christ to cease operations in June

The decision comes after an extensive, 18-month review of the LFC program that “revealed a number of critical issues impacting LFC operations.”

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. David G. Schmiel, former president of CTSFW

The Rev. Dr. David G. Schmiel, who served as the 15th president of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, died on Nov. 3 at the age of 88.

Pandemic communion practice focus of COP meeting

At its September meeting, the group considered the continuing impact of the coronavirus across the church while looking ahead to what will happen when the pandemic subsides and the country fully reopens.

Ferry to retire as CUW president

The Rev. Dr. Patrick T. Ferry, who has served as president of Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, Wis., for 24 years, will step down from the role in June 2021.

Plans underway for 2021 life marches

Some things look different this year, but the commitment to life hasn’t changed.

Photo essay: Responding to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana

St. John Lutheran Church in Lake Charles sustained significant damage, including to its sanctuary, which had two opposing walls completely blown out, destroying the stained glass and ruining most of the building’s contents.

Meet ‘YouthLead’: Lutheran Youth Fellowship gets new name

The new name was chosen to more accurately reflect the program’s emphasis.

Campus clips – Health at forefront as students return to class

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

BOD adopts $59.6M budget for FY21

A cautious approach to expenditures in FY21 reflects major economic uncertainties in the current forecasting environment, not the least of which has been the impact of COVID-19.

Hurricane Sally response and recovery: A sprint becomes a marathon

Hurricane Sally made landfall on Sept. 16 as the second major storm to hit the LCMS Southern District in a matter of weeks.

‘Jesus steps in’: Two LCMS churches find one path forward

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Shreveport, La., faced different problems but found a common solution.

Hurricane Sally brings further destruction to southern LCMS districts

Just weeks after Hurricane Laura hit the coast of Louisiana, Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama, damaging LCMS churches and members’ homes.

Fleming installed as DOXOLOGY partners with Synod for COVID aftercare

A series of “Take Heart” retreats will focus on offering respite and resources for pastors who have struggled with the changes and stresses of the past year.

Campus clips – LCMS schools focus on health, service, future

Updates from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

Concordia, Texas, offers new online health degrees

The Master of Public Health is a competency-based graduate program, and the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care is a degree advancement program for registered respiratory therapists.