How to get convention news

News from the 63rd Regular LCMS Convention, July 14-19 in Houston, will be available through Reporter Online and the Synod’s Web site and distributed via LCMSNews.

The August printed issues of Reporter and The Lutheran Witness — the Synod’s two official periodicals — also will have coverage from the convention.

For the first time, gavel-to-gavel coverage of the proceedings will be available via Internet streaming on the Synod’s Web site,, beginning with the opening service at 4 p.m. (CDT), Saturday, July 14.  Select session highlights of streamed video also will be available on demand.

Also, printable copies of the convention worship folder and Bible-study material will be available for download at the Web site, for those who would like to follow along or for later use.

For the most timely and complete convention news as the convention is in progress, go to Reporter Online at and click on “Convention News,” then on the listing by floor committee, “Elections,” or “Other.”

For the status of elections and resolutions, as well as for a daily photo gallery, go to the convention Web site at

Posted July 2, 2007

Subscribers to LCMSNews will receive major stories (such as the election of president) as they break. After each convention session, a summary will be sent to those subscribers with links to the full news stories from that session.

To subscribe to LCMSNews, go to the Synod’s LCMS e-News Web site at At that site, register for an e-News account by entering required contact information, then click on “View or Modify my Newsletters,” and finally on “LCMSNews” in the “News” folder. Those who already have an e-News account should enter their e-mail address and password at, click on “View or Modify my Newsletters,” and then choose “LCMSNews” in the “News” folder.

The Synod’s Radio Station KFUO-AM plans several broadcasts from Houston during the convention. They include the Saturday, July 14, opening worship service; Chuck Rathert’s “The Bible Study Show” at 10:05 a.m. (CDT) on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from the KFUO booth in the convention exhibit hall; and the Sunday night edition of “Issues, Etc.” at 9 p.m.

For Web-streaming of those KFUO-AM broadcasts, go to

Those who are in the Houston area July 14-19 may observe the Synod convention first-hand from the visitor-seating section in Halls C and D of the George R. Brown Convention Center — starting with the opening worship service at
4 p.m. Saturday up to the scheduled convention adjournment at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday. They also can browse the exhibits in Hall E.

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