The Nov. 18–21 meeting was held concurrently with meetings of the LCMS Board of Directors, Concordia University System and a gathering of business and office managers from across the Synod.
Among other business, the Board heard a report from the Synod president, elected a new BOD member, and thanked retiring CFO Jerry Wulf for his service.
More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.
On July 23, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn the sin of racism, encourage care for immigrant neighbors, and create resources on gender identity.
The report stresses the complementary relationship that exists between the priesthood of all believers and the Office of the Holy Ministry.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares “words of encouragement and hope” in light of expected policy changes by the U.S. government toward immigrants.
The emergency funds would go toward helping children who have entered the United States without lawful immigration papers and without a parent or guardian.