The Rev. Timothy Teuscher, first vice-president of the church body’s East District, succeeds the Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, who is stepping down.
“Finances are first and foremost on everyone’s heart,” LCMS Board of Directors Chairman Rev. Dr. Michael L. Kumm says during the Board’s Nov. 17-18 meeting in Schaumburg, Ill.
Topics discussed by the LCMS Council of Presidents include ecclesiastical supervision, calling pastors on candidate status, immigration and seminary concerns.
About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.
Although leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia ceased ordaining women in 1993, the change in practice was never made official church policy until this year’s synod.
Voting 88 to 32, the church body’s Bishops Conference approves creating a liturgy for same-sex weddings.
The Communion of Nordic Dioceses has approached the International Lutheran Council about its three member churches joining the council.
The December “Journal of Lutheran Mission” highlights papers and discussions from the International Lutheran Council World Conference.
Meeting Sept. 24-27 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, church leaders at the International Lutheran Council World Conference also elect officers and work at long-term strategic planning for the council.
International Lutheran Council reps discuss the relationship of the ILC with the Lutheran World Federation and possible ecumenical relations with the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Leaders of church bodies and seminaries worldwide gather Aug. 8-11 in Palanga, Lithuania, for the International Lutheran Council’s Fifth World Seminaries Conference to explore “Suffering, persecution and martyrdom as a mark of the church.”