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The Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker, left, traces textual strands of LCMS hymnody for international attendees of the “Fresh Hymns of Thankful Praise Arise” symposium at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Ind. (LCMS/Michael Schuermann)

The challenge: finding translators for hymn texts

The LCMS Office of International Mission hosts its first-ever symposium for hymnwriters and translators Nov. 6-10 in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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10 years of ‘Lutheran Service Book’

The Good Shepherd Institute — Nov. 6-8 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. — commemorates a decade of the LCMS hymnal.

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The Rev. David Buss, senior pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Baton Rouge, La., visits church charter member Althea Neptune in her flood-damaged home Sept. 14. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Caring Lutherans bring Christ’s mercy in year of distressing disasters

Disaster-recovery efforts continue in Baton Rouge, California, the Carolinas and Haiti — all struck by untimely catastrophes this year.

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Jeannelle Hintze receives an award from LCMS Foundation President David Fiedler on behalf of the Rev. Dr. Otto Hintze Jr., posthumously, for his book From Ghosts to God in Enga Land: Planting His Church Among the Enga People of Central Papua New Guinea during Concordia Historical Institute’s annual awards banquet Nov. 10 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

CHI presents 17 awards for works published in 2015

The Concordia Historical Institute awards are presented Nov. 10 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.

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‘Together as Synod’ matching-grant challenge meets goal

The Nov. 1-30 challenge extended by an anonymous foundation boosts unrestricted donations to $250,000 to improve the effectiveness of the Synod’s ministry and mission.

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Worshipers sing during the service for the Synod’s inaugural celebration of the 500th Reformation anniversary year in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus on the campus of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

Synod begins 500th Reformation-anniversary year

The inaugural event of the Synod’s yearlong observance highlights Luther as a servant of God’s Word.

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