Official notice: Colloquies (Dec. 2019)

A listing of those who have completed — or submitted applications for — teacher or pastor colloquies in the Synod.

Official notice: LCMS districts (Dec. 2019)

Updates from LCMS districts.

Items wanted, available (Dec. 2019)

Wanted this month is a funeral pall. Available are stoles, a name badge holder and more.

International volunteer work and your health

We ask all individuals serving with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to consult with a primary care provider or travel physician prior to departing on a short-term mission trip.

O give thanks to the Lord

The atoning death of Christ is the fount of Christian thanksgiving.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Campus Ministry’s Vital Role’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. Marcus Zill presents a free webinar on “Campus Ministry’s Vital Role.”

Module 8 of ‘Preach the Word’ addresses preaching of Law and Gospel

The module encourages experienced preachers to “dig further … to proclaim Law and Gospel effectively in specific ways that flow from the biblical text.”

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: December 2019 Newsletter

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter includes a recap of and pictures from the 2019 National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference, which was held Nov. 14–16 in Minneapolis.

BNM, BIM, COP hold first meetings of new triennium

Among other business, the boards discussed the triennial mission emphasis established at the convention, “Making Disciples for Life.”

November ‘Witness’: State of the Synod

The November 2019 issue of “The Lutheran Witness” includes updates on the Synod’s financial situation and seven mission priorities.

Church Worker Wellness: Week 35 Devotion – Emotional Wellness

What are you afraid of? How does God meet us in our fears?

‘Service of Sending’ homily for national missionary Rev. Martin Schultheis

Rev. Dr. Steve Schave preaches a sermon based on Micah 6:6-8 during a Sending Service for national missionary Rev. Martin Schultheis on Nov. 19, 2019.

National Offering tops $400,000 to bring ‘Joy to the World’

Gifts made throughout the 2019–22 National Offering cycle will bolster efforts to proclaim Christ in word and deed in challenging urban areas, to new immigrants, among college-age students, alongside partner-church missionaries, and in church-planting efforts both at home and abroad.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry: November 2019 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

Stewardship Ministry discusses the very real struggle that exists between stewardship and struggle. This struggle is rooted in the fact that an individual is at the same time saint and sinner.

‘Making Disciples for Life’ Initial Gathering set for January

The event, which will take place Jan. 9–11 at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod International Center in St. Louis, is open to all LCMS laypeople, pastors and church workers.

God’s truth today: CTCR guides important discussions

The CTCR has produced five new documents and approved fellowship with four new Lutheran church bodies in the past year.