The 64th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod will convene at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, on Friday, July 9, 2010, with an open hearing (1:30 p.m.-5:50 p.m.) to discuss Synod Structure and Governance proposed resolutions. On Saturday, July 10, open hearings for all floor committees (9 a.m.-noon) and an all-delegate orientation session (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.) will precede the Opening Convention Worship Celebration with Holy Communion (4 p.m.). A Sunday morning prayer service (8 a.m.) will immediately precede the first business session of the convention.
The 2010 Convention Workbook containing the reports and overtures to be considered by the convention was mailed to all delegates, alternate delegates, and church workers at the end of April. Comments to floor committees regarding any of the content of the workbook may be submitted to the Office of the Secretary prior to the committees’ May 21-24 meetings. Personal appearances before the committees at these initial meetings will only be by request of a floor committee chairman.
The first issue of Today’s Business containing the proposed resolutions drafted by the floor committees during their initial meetings will be mailed to all congregations, delegates, and official representatives to the convention in early June. Delegates are encouraged to learn the sentiments of those whom they will be representing at the convention by arranging meetings after June 18 to discuss the proposed resolutions.
Reactions to the resolutions should be addressed directly to the chairmen of the floor committees at least one week prior to the convention for consideration during July 9 committee meetings. Opportunity to address the floor committees personally will be provided during the July 10 (9:00 a.m.-noon) open hearings. Changes made to the proposed resolutions will be reported in subsequent daily issues of Today’s Business distributed to delegates prior to each morning session of the convention.
For more information, go to the convention Web site at www.lcms.org/convention.
Posted May 5, 2010