'Lutheran Witness' now available digitally from CPH

By Emily Barlean The Lutheran Witness — the flagship magazine of the LCMS — is adapting and growing into the 21st century with the introduction of its new digital edition. “Just as the printing press spread Dr. Luther’s explanation of…

LWML offers 2013 Prayer Service

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League 2013 Prayer Service is now available for free download on the LWML website. The service, titled “Joyful, Joyful,” is based on James 5:13-16 and was written by the Rev. Larry A. Miller, pastor of First…

LWML convention registration opens Feb. 1

Registration opens Feb. 1 for the 35th Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, June 27-30 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Under the theme “Quenched! by the Water,” from John 4:14, some 3,500 convention-goers and…

Convention Corner (January 2013)

With Barbara A. Below The theme for this year’s 65th Regular Convention of the Synod is “Baptized for This Moment” (Acts 2:38-39). You are going to see this theme showing up in all sorts of places long before the July…

Lutherans advocate for anti-malaria support in D.C.

By Vicki Biggs In Africa, a child dies of malaria every 60 seconds. As part of the ongoing efforts of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) to reverse this statistic, leaders from the LCMS, Lutheran World Relief (LWR) and Lutheran churches…

LCMS provides $551,500 in grants for Sandy relief

ST. LOUIS, December 21, 2012—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has released $551,500 in grants to help in the Superstorm Sandy relief effort, including $200,000 that is being used for a special Christmas initiative.

LCMS President offers new translation of Martin Luther’s book on praying

ST. LOUIS, December 19, 2012—The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), has authored a new translation of Martin Luther’s brief essay on prayer, called A Simple Way to Pray.

Letters to the Editor (January 2013)

NIV disappointment I am very disappointed to hear that the 1984 New International Version translation of the Bible will no longer be used in the various worship and education materials. In my opinion, another new translation creates a greater distance…

LCEF Fall Conference emphasizes time for witness

By Joe Isenhower Jr. ORLANDO, Fla. — Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison told the 700 Lutherans gathered here Nov. 16-18 for the 2012 Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) Fall Leadership Conference that…

Synod Board endorses plans to strengthen CUS schools

By Joe Isenhower Jr. ORLANDO, Fla. — At its Nov. 15-16 meeting here, the LCMS Board of Directors heard and endorsed plans for strengthening in a number of ways the 10 LCMS colleges and universities that make up the Concordia…

COP continues study, hears from Becket Fund

By David L. Strand ORLANDO, Fla. — Meetings of the Synod’s Council of Presidents (COP) typically are a blend of formal business and theological study of significant issues confronting these leaders in their work. This rule held true — particularly…

LCMS grant helps Cuban families rebuild after Sandy

By Kim Plummer Krull  Work is under way to help Cuban families rebuild homes severely damaged or destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, including the homes of many who are members of the growing Iglesia Evangelica Unida–Sinodo Luterano (United Evangelical Church–Lutheran Synod).…

Items available (January 2013)

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. Notices may be sent to Jennifer Duffy at…

Positions (January 2013)

South Wisconsin District Lutheran Church Extension Fund seeks to fill the position of LCEF vice-president. The individual selected for this position will serve on the South Wisconsin District Executive Team and be responsible for the operation and promotion of the…

Official notice: call for nominations — director of Schools (January 2013)

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod Office of National Mission requests nominations for the position of director of Schools, based at the International Center of the LCMS in St. Louis, Mo.  This position is responsible for setting the vision and direction of…

Official notice: requests for reinstatement (January 2013)

ROBERT DANIEL MACINA, Castle Rock, Colo., and WILLIAM JOSEPH COLE, Kendall, N.Y., have applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion–Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. PAULA RAABE, Skokie, Ill., has applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion–Commissioned…