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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.

LCMS Board of Directors welcomes new members

The LCMS Board of Directors met Sept. 12–13 in St. Louis.

From the mission field – India Evangelical Lutheran Church

In August, pastors of the India Evangelical Lutheran Church gathered at Concordia Theological Seminary, Nagercoil, for the first Pastor’s Refresher Course in a decade.

Campus clips – Achievement and service

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

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.

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LCMS Stewardship Ministry: November 2019 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

Stewardship Ministry discusses the very real struggle that exists between stewardship and struggle. This struggle is rooted in the fact that an individual is at the same time saint and sinner.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 34 Devotion – Vocational Wellness

There are so many days when it seems like my words, as a teacher, fall on deaf ears.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 33 Devotion – Vocational Wellness

God often calls us as a people of many vocations. How can we walk worthy in each one?

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

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Church Worker Wellness: Week 34 Devotion – Vocational Wellness

There are so many days when it seems like my words, as a teacher, fall on deaf ears.

Wellness: A Lutheran perspective

Wellness and well-being are not distinctly Lutheran ideas, but Lutheranism does have some unique doctrinal concepts that are useful for the pursuit of our wellness.

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Supplements

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

Notices

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