Barb Knehans worked for the Synod for over 43 years and Jim Lohman for nearly 21 years.
BOD covers much ground in wide-ranging meeting
The Synod’s Board of Directors met via Zoom on Nov. 19.
Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay
Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.
National Witness, Life Together and Retention floor committees conclude convention business
Delegates passed all 15 resolutions presented by the three committees on July 25.
LCMS convention commends and expands mercy work in the Synod
On July 23, Floor Committee 3 passed resolutions commending LCMS Disaster Response and the Synod’s life ministries and encouraging further training to care for those with mental illness.
LCMS convention condemns physician-assisted suicide, remembers the persecuted church
On July 25, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn physician-assisted suicide and to pray for persecuted Christians worldwide.
Ecclesiastical supervision committee leads important discussion
Floor Committee 10 on Ecclesiastical Supervision and Dispute Resolution presented resolutions to clarify bylaws and to thank those who have worked diligently to ensure the consistency and faithfulness of such work.
Delegates tidy up the polity of the Synod
Delegates of the 2019 LCMS convention adopted four final resolutions brought to the delegation by Floor Committee 9 on Structure and Governance.
Delegates adopt resolutions on sending missionaries, short-term mission teams
On July 24, the Synod in convention passed the final five resolutions brought by Floor Committee 2 on International Witness.
Convention celebrates 125 years of mission work in the LCMS
Delegates to the 2019 LCMS convention adopted resolutions giving thanks for the 125th anniversary, as well as mission work — past and present — in the Synod’s four world regions.
Synod recognizes fellowship with third church body in South Africa
The Synod in convention recognized fellowship with a South African church body, commended a report on cremation, and requested further study on “the relationship between unity in doctrine and uniformity and variety in practice.”
Convention confesses: ‘God created the world in six natural days’
After some discussion, the Synod in convention adopted Res. 5-09A, which confesses that God created the world in six natural days.
Synod adopts larger slate of candidates for future presidential elections
Convention delegates opted to increase the slate of candidates for presidential elections from three to five and adjust bylaws to provide for a timely election process.
Synod in convention examines relationships of partner churches with LWF
Floor Committee 5 on Theology and Church Relations brought resolutions to the 2019 LCMS convention regarding the fellowship of partner churches with the Lutheran World Federation, while also commending the International Lutheran Council.
LCMS convention elects board members for Concordias
The boards of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and of the Concordia universities and colleges were filled by elections on July 24.
LCMS convention passes three finance resolutions
Resolutions regarding support for the seminaries, the “1.1.1” offering model and financial transparency were adopted on July 24 at the 2019 LCMS convention.