Hempelmann died on Aug. 29 at the age of 82.
The guide is a collaborative project of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church—Canada and the North American Lutheran Church.
The Rev. Paul Timothy McCain, publisher and executive editor at Concordia Publishing House, died on Nov. 25 at the age of 58.
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.”
The Rev. Waldemar R. Vinovskis succeeds the Rev. Andrew J. Dzurovcik as president of the LCMS SELC District.
The Rev. Timothy Teuscher, first vice-president of the church body’s East District, succeeds the Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, who is stepping down.
About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.
The September “Journal of Lutheran Mission” highlights the Synod’s opportunities to walk with other confessional churches around the world.
As an important step forward in the ongoing consultation between representatives of the Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC), the participants who represented the three church bodies are releasing their joint statement on Holy Scripture, “God’s Word Forever Shall Abide: A Guiding Statement on the Character and Proper Use of the Sacred Scriptures.”
The Feb. 8 Faith and Freedom Forum at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, features presidents of Lutheran Church—Canada, the Anglican Church in North America and the LCMS.
Participants in the Anglican Church in North America, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church—Canada’s ongoing ecumenical dialogue release an interim report on their work so far.
The LCMS, the Lutheran Church–Canada and the Anglican Church in North America have released an interim report on ecumenical dialogue that began in 2010.
Leaders of the Anglican Church in North America, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Lutheran Church—Canada meet Feb. 8-9 in St. Louis.