The 66th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will convene at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee on Saturday, July 9, 2016. Open hearings for all floor committees (8:30 a.m.-noon), an all-delegate orientation session (1:30 p.m.-3 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 p.m.) will precede the Opening Convention Worship Celebration with Holy Communion (7 p.m.). A Sunday-morning worship service (8 a.m.) will immediately precede the first business session of the convention.
The 2016 Convention Workbook containing the reports and overtures to be considered by the convention will be posted on the Synod’s website by mid-April and mailed to all delegates, alternate delegates, officers of the Synod and members of boards, commissions and councils by 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 27-30 meetings. Personal appearances before the committees at these initial meetings will only be by request of a floor committee chairman.
By mid-June, the first issue of Today’s Business containing the proposed resolutions drafted by the floor committees will be posted on the Synod’s website and mailed to all registered delegates of the convention and all officers of the Synod and members of boards, commissions and councils. Delegates are encouraged to learn the sentiments of those whom they will be representing at the convention by arranging meetings to discuss the proposed resolutions.
Reactions to the resolutions should be addressed in writing directly to the chairmen of the floor committees at least one week prior to the convention for consideration during July 8 committee meetings. Opportunity to address the floor committees personally will be provided during the July 9 (8:30 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 the morning sessions of the convention.
For more information, go to the convention website at lcms.org/convention.
Raymond L. Hartwig, Secretary
Posted April 1, 2016