LCMS World Mission receives ABS award

The New York-based American Bible Society (ABS) presented its Globe Award Dec. 8 to LCMS World Mission for “significant support of the Bible cause.” “LCMS World Mission, as our partner, has enabled the Bible Society to pursue the mission of…

H. Richard Klann, sem prof, dies

Dr. H. Richard Klann, a professor emeritus from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, died Dec. 3 in the health-care unit at Waterman Village, the retirement community in Mt. Dora, Fla., where he and his wife resided. Klann, 90, died from cardiac…

Notice to Promote to Continuing-Level (Tenure)

The Board of Regents of Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., proposes to nominate Dr. Carl Fickenscher; Dr. Walter Maier III; Dr. Timothy Quill; and Prof. Robert Roethemeyer, to the electors for promotion to a continuing-level (tenure) appointment status.  Correspondence…

Wanted: kidney for transplant

Michelle Schultz, a new member of Our Saviour Lutheran Church in Armada, Mich., is in need of a kidney from a healthy donor with type O blood, according to her pastor, Rev. Paul Dancy.  Schultz and her husband have three…

DVD offers resources for January `mission` focus

January has been designated “Mission Month” by the Synod’s Board of Directors, and in an effort to help congregations focus on mission, LCMS World Mission has produced a new DVD of resources. The DVD is titled “Ablaze! — Crossing the…

Letters to the Editor (Jan.)

Encomiums out of bounds I was taught as a child by my LCMS pastor that eulogies have no place in a Lutheran funeral.  Then I saw the headline in a recent Reporter on Dr. Oswald C.J. Hoffmann’s funeral, “Hoffmann put…

Requests for reinstatement

ROBERT D. GRAMS, St. Charles, Mo., has applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion-Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. VIKI L. ANDRINGA, Wausau, Wis.; ROGER GALLERT, Grand Rapids, Mich.; GARY J. NEUMANN, Ann Arbor, Mich.; PATRICIA L. SMITH,…

Positions Part 2

Concordia University, River Forest, Ill., seeks applicants for the following three positions: Teacher Education Department.  Rank commensurate with qualification and experience.  Applicants should have expertise in two or more of the following areas:  early childhood, curriculum and instruction, English as…

Positions Part 1

Hong Kong International School (HKIS) is a Christian school within an international setting and sensitive to its culturally diverse community of more than 40 nationalities represented among over 2,600 students.  Founded and owned by The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod, HKIS is…

Items wanted, available

Note:  Reporter cannot accept notices about items offered for sale or that people wish to purchase.  Items described as “Wanted” or “Available” are sought or may be obtained for shipping costs only. Wanted The Lutheran Hymnal and an altar to…

Pressure Points with Dr. Bruce Hartung

Thanks very much to those of you who responded to the December “Pressure Points” involving the letter from, and my response to, the wife of a pastor of a small, rural church who misses “the largeness of a big church,”…

Commentary — Same-sex marriage: A cautionary tale

By David Adams Recent court cases and legislative actions in Canada have legalized same-sex marriage in that country and limited the rights of Canadian citizens to speak out publicly against homosexuality, even on religious grounds. Most Americans, and a great many…

Lutheran Church in Korea elects new president

Delegates to the 2005 convention of the Lutheran Church in Korea (LCK) elected Dr. Hyun-Sup Um to his first four-year term as president.  The convention, held annually, was Oct. 6-7 at Sarang-Maeul Lutheran Church in Kwangju. A professor of Old…

Deadline for sabbatical grants is May 15

Three Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregations are among a total of 124 selected to receive Lilly Endowment Inc. grants in the 2005 National Clergy Renewal Program. Each congregation will receive up to $45,000 to send its pastor on a sabbatical designed…

Nafzger, Wenthe attend Lutheran-Catholic dialogue

By Roland Lovstad Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod representatives came away from the first meeting of a new round of U.S. Lutheran-Roman Catholic Dialogues with observations of openness and trust as discussions began around the theme of “The Hope of Eternal Life.”…

College students get taste of missions at conference

By Stacey Welcenbach Seeing so many young people “with the same focus” — mission — was a highlight for Dwight Dickinson, one of more than 150 college students who attended the Beautiful Feet Mission Conference Nov. 3-6 in Austin, Texas.…