LCMS Convention

Convention calls for ‘continued faithful witness’ by Concordia colleges, universities; supports PALS

LCMS convention delegates approve resolution to help 10 Concordia colleges and universities retain their “distinctly Lutheran” identity.

President’s report, elections and highlights of business on opening day at Missouri Synod convention

On the opening day of business at the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, delegates heard a report from recently re-elected LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison, elected the Synod’s six vice presidents and voted on resolutions having to do with Life Together, Administration and Finance.

Harrison spotlights blessings of past, ‘severe challenges’ for future

Newly re-elected Synod president uses report to encourage convention delegates.

Delegates take initial actions on administration, finance resolutions

The convention approves two resolutions that authorize tweaking several Synod Bylaws dealing with election of the president and duties of the LCMS Board of Directors.

Convention elects, ranks regional vice-presidents

Elected are the Rev. Dr. John C. Wohlrabe Jr., the Rev. Daniel Preus, the Rev. Dr. Scott R. Murray, the Rev. Nabil S. Nour, and the Rev. Dr. Robert T. Kuhn.

Mueller re-elected as LCMS first vice-president

Incumbent Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. receives 575 votes, or 55.8 percent of the ballots cast.

East Coast Missouri Synod leader addresses conflict over Newtown event

At the beginning of his address during today’s business session of the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), LCMS New England District President Rev. Timothy Yeadon unexpectedly took a moment to speak to LCMS President Harrison after what Yeadon described as a “tough year” in New England with Hurricane Sandy, the shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Hewitt discusses Thrivent’s past, future in convention address

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans CEO Brad Hewitt brought greetings, thanksgiving and encouragement to the delegates and guests of the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Delegates vote to expand Koinonia Project, Yeadon addresses ‘tough year’

In their first official action of the convention, voting delegates adopt a resolution that encourages widespread support and participation in the Koinonia — or harmony — Project.

Sánchez asks delegates, ‘Who are you wearing?’

The Rev. Dr. Leopoldo Sánchez of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, reminds delegates, “It is in our Baptism that we truly learn anew who we are before God and before one another.”

Harrison opens Missouri Synod’s 65th Regular Convention

ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2013—Banging once, twice, three times with a historic gavel, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, formally opened today the first business session of the church’s 65th Regular Convention “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

Cwirla reminds convention delegates we are ‘Baptized for This Moment’

Baptism is salvation’s “now” and “for you” applied to you in your time and place, says Rev. William Cwirla in his “Baptized for this Moment” convention essay.

Harrison opens Synod’s 65th Regular Convention

Banging once, twice, three times with a historic gavel, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison formally opens the first business session of the church’s 65th Regular Convention.

Scharr tells delegates, ‘God is the God of surprises’

LCMS Southern Illinois District President the Rev. Timothy Scharr proclaims for the Synod convention’s July 21 Matins service, “The Lord grows His Church where and when He will in those who hear the Gospel.”

St. Louis Mayor Slay declares July 20-25, 2013: LCMS Week

ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2013—Francis G. Slay, mayor of the city of St. Louis, has proclaimed July 20-25, 2013, as “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Week.” The proclamation, issued as the church’s 65th Regular Convention begins, recognizes the contributions of the people of the LCMS to the region.

Convention opening service focuses on Baptism

Some 3,500 voting and advisory delegates, other pastors, church workers, lay people, staff and guests gathered for the July 20 opening service of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s 65th Regular Convention.