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Prayerfully consider an end-of-year ‘Together as Synod’ gift

A “Together as Synod,” or undesignated, gift enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.

Module 8 of ‘Preach the Word’ addresses preaching of Law and Gospel

The module encourages experienced preachers to “dig further … to proclaim Law and Gospel effectively in specific ways that flow from the biblical text.”

BNM, BIM, COP hold first meetings of new triennium

Among other business, the boards discussed the triennial mission emphasis established at the convention, “Making Disciples for Life.”

November ‘Witness’: State of the Synod

The November 2019 issue of “The Lutheran Witness” includes updates on the Synod’s financial situation and seven mission priorities.

National Offering tops $400,000 to bring ‘Joy to the World’

Gifts made throughout the 2019–22 National Offering cycle will bolster efforts to proclaim Christ in word and deed in challenging urban areas, to new immigrants, among college-age students, alongside partner-church missionaries, and in church-planting efforts both at home and abroad.

‘Making Disciples for Life’ Initial Gathering set for January

The event, which will take place Jan. 9–11 at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod International Center in St. Louis, is open to all LCMS laypeople, pastors and church workers.

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Resources

LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter article and bulletin blurbs – January 2020

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles each month to use in church publications.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 36 Devotion – Relational Wellness

If you are feeling lonely, take comfort in knowing that the God who sent His Son into the world to save us from our sins will not let you down.

LCMS Worship: 2019-20 hymn suggestions for Series A and One-Year Series

LCMS Worship provides hymn suggestions for Three-Year Series A and the One-Year Series to use during the 2019-20 church year.

People & Events

‘Making Disciples for Life’ Initial Gathering set for January

The event, which will take place Jan. 9–11 at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod International Center in St. Louis, is open to all LCMS laypeople, pastors and church workers.

Obituary: Paula Schlueter Ross, former managing editor of ‘Reporter’

Ross, managing editor of “Reporter” and manager of LCMS News and Information Services, died Nov. 13 at age 66. She retired on Feb. 1, 2019, after nearly 35 years with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Commentaries

Your first source for LCMS insight and perspective from ministry leaders.

Finding local resources

Many Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod church workers and spouses identified the need for help finding more wellness resources. Here are three helpful tips for finding localized resources.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 36 Devotion – Relational Wellness

If you are feeling lonely, take comfort in knowing that the God who sent His Son into the world to save us from our sins will not let you down.

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Supplements

These periodic inserts in the print Reporter provide in-depth information about the Synod’s ministries and initiatives.

Notices

Read notices about districts, colloquies, reinstatements, positions, obituaries and more.

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