LCMS Convention

Mercy resolutions generate overwhelming support, discussion on women in combat

Delegates debate women in combat and give overwhelming support to Mercy floor committee resolutions.

Delegates seek wording changes on SMP Bylaw; applaud sem’s 175th anniversary

Convention delegates ask for wording tweaks on a Specific Ministry Pastor program resolution and recognize the 175th anniversary of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church newest Missouri Synod partner church

Delegates ratify altar, pulpit fellowship with Russian Lutheran church body.

Harrison ‘proud’ of outgoing Board of Directors members

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison honors outgoing members of the Synod Board of Directors and recognizes newly elected members.

Convention elects ordained, commissioned, lay nominees to boards, CTCR

Sixty men and women are elected to serve the Synod on boards and the Commission on Theology and Church Relations.

Convention recognizes former officers, special guests

Former LCMS officers and special guests from other church bodies are given special recognition by the convention.

‘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.

Convention hymn preaches Baptism

Delegate voices join together in song during Matins.

Good housekeeping for Committee 7

It was a morning of good housekeeping for Floor Committee 7 on Structure and Ecclesiastical Matters.

Krey challenges delegates to be ‘Baptized for Mercy’

In his essay, the Rev. Ted Krey asks, who is your neighbor? Christ Jesus died and rose for you in the ultimate sacrifice of mercy, and through your Baptism the Spirit is now in you.

Convention thanks Maier, recognizes newly elected Praesidium

On July 23, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison honored outgoing Third Vice-President Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier and recognized the newly elected members of the Praesidium.

Convention ‘group shot’ available

The photo — a composite of seven individual shots taken from the convention stage — is available for free download.

Kreklau highlights LWML goals, grants

Lutheran Women’s Missionary League President Kay Kreklau updates the LCMS convention about the auxiliary.

Expanded church relations, officer elections highlights second day of business at Missouri Synod convention

ST. LOUIS, July 22, 2013—Highlights of the second day of business at the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod included actions by delegates to support expanded relationships with four Lutheran church bodies, affirm efforts to strengthen the church’s Global Seminary Initiative and elect Synod officers. Special presentations honored missionaries and celebrated the service of military chaplains.

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.