Participants in the Anglican Church in North America, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church—Canada’s ongoing ecumenical dialogue release an interim report on their work so far.
Nordic Lutheran churches seek ILC membership
The Communion of Nordic Dioceses has approached the International Lutheran Council about its three member churches joining the council.
COP addresses convention, call-list ‘best practices’
They are among a variety of matters covered at the Nov. 16-19 meeting of the LCMS Council of Presidents, which ended in a joint session with the Synod’s Board of Directors.
LCMS, WELS, ELS release report on years of informal discussion
Leaders of the three confessional Lutheran synods began meeting informally in 2012.
Mission Summit explores changing face of Christianity
The collapse of Christianity in the West and the ramifications of America’s changing demographics are among topics presented during the LCMS Mission Summit.
Delegates pass resolutions on study of licensed lay deacons, Lord’s Supper oversight
In their second appearance at the convention, the Theology and Church Relations Floor Committee presents three resolutions, all of which are adopted.
Convention recognizes Lutheran Church of Togo as partner church
Begun by mission efforts of the LCMS in 1980, the Eglise Luthérienne du Togo (the Lutheran Church of Togo) has more than 30 congregations and preaching stations and 5,221 baptized members.
‘Stay firm in Baptism,’ urges Streltsov
The Rev. Alexey Streltsov, rector of Lutheran Theological Seminary in the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church, preaches to convention attendees.
Harrison leaves chair to address resolution
“Luther bases the entire structure of Lutheran church government on the word ‘visitation,’” the Synod president said from the convention floor.
Delegates debate church-fellowship procedures, theology-related resolutions
In their first convention appearance, the Theology and Church Relations floor committee presents six resolutions — five of which are adopted.
Convention affirms altar, pulpit fellowship with Siberian Church
Delegates sing the Doxology to celebrate a new partnership between the LCMS and the SELC.
Convention affirms fellowship with Liberian church
Delegates sing the Doxology to celebrate a new partnership between the LCMS and the ELCL.
Bolay declares convention delegates are ‘all called to witness’
Despite the difficult circumstances in which the Liberian church leader found himself years ago, he said “Evil will never triumph over good. I am a witness to the goodness of God.”