The LCMS Atlantic District held its 61st convention July 22–23 in Albany, N.Y.
Impact of Hurricane Ida continues days after landfall
In the days since the Category 4 storm made landfall and continued inland across the Southern and Eastern United States, it is estimated to have caused at least 65 deaths and more than $50 billion in damages.
‘Endless gratitude’: Concordia College New York celebrates final commencement
Later this year, the 140-year-old institution will permanently close.
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Henry L. Koepchen, former chairman of the LCMS Board of Directors
The Rev. Dr. Henry L. Koepchen, who served on the LCMS Board of Directors from 1977 to 1992, died on April 12.
Concordia College New York announces plan to cease operations, sell campus
On Jan. 28, Concordia College New York (CCNY), Bronxville, N.Y., and Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y., issued a joint press release detailing the closure of CCNY in the fall of 2021.
Lecakes re-elected president of Atlantic District
The Rev. Derek Lecakes of Bayside, N.Y., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Atlantic District at the district’s 60th convention, held June 8–9 in Bronxville, N.Y.
Black convocation to offer ‘inspiring, helpful’ sessions
Registration is open for the 2017 LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation, set for July 12-16 in Birmingham, Ala.
Atlantic District delegates elect Lecakes president
The Rev. Derek G. Lecakes of Niskayuna, N.Y., will succeed the Rev. Dr. David Benke as the district’s new president.
Former Atlantic District President Ronald Fink dies
Fink, 77, died Dec. 27 at his home in Drums, Pa.
Liberian pastor spearheads project to aid Ebola victims
The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.
Mercy center opens in high-crime area of New York
The new “Hope and a Prayer Center by the Sea” provides pastoral care, counseling, after-school programs, literacy training and food programs to a hurting community in the name of Christ.
International representatives spiritually prepare for disaster
The LCMS International Disaster Response Conference involves 170 pastors and lay leaders from five continents.
Disaster Response ‘touches lives with Gospel of hope’
It may seem like devastating tragedies are never-ending, but there’s a light in the darkness: LCMS Disaster Response is there, “reaching out with caring and compassion in the name of Christ.”