Congregations vote to delay Synod convention

The measure was approved by over 90%, with more than 60% of the Synod’s congregations participating in the vote.

Recognized Service Organizations – February 2021 Newsletter

The LCMS Recognized Service Organizations newsletter features information about Shepherd’s Heart Ministry and the vision of this RSO to share the love of Christ with hurting people after natural disasters.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: February 2021 newsletter

The LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter reminds us to bring the eternal message of the Gospel to those around us, especially during these uncertain times.

Imposing Death Safely

God’s mercy in Christ is [our] only hope to be saved. Not without death, but despite it, through it, and from it.

Obituary: Dr. Carl Flentge Schalk, professor, Concordia University Chicago

Dr. Carl Flentge Schalk, composer and retired professor of church music at Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., died on Jan. 24 at the age of 91.

LCMS leaders participate in scaled-back D.C. March for Life

On Jan. 29, several LCMS leaders joined approximately 100 pro-life leaders from across the country in a mostly virtual, livestreamed March for Life.

Egger called as 11th president of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

The Rev. Dr. Thomas J. Egger, Gustav and Sophie Butterbach Professor of Exegetical Theology and chairman of the Department of Exegetical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis (CSL), has been called to serve as the 11th president in CSL’s 182-year history.

Synod offers technology grants to congregations

The deadline to apply for a grant is April 5.

Bull to serve as 11th president of CUNE

Dr. Bernard D. Bull, who currently serves as president of Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., will begin his tenure at CUNE in August.

Obituary: Rev. John Arthur Moldstad Jr., president, Evangelical Lutheran Synod

The Rev. John Arthur Moldstad Jr., president of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod, died in Madison Lake, Minn., on Jan. 29.

Life conference goes virtual this year

The conference, set for March 19–20, will include both live sessions and on-demand videos, as well as the opportunity to engage with speakers through question-and-answer sessions. 

March for Life ‘Moving the Movement Tour’ stops in Fort Wayne

The Jan. 16 event, sponsored by LCMS Life Ministry, was one stop on the March for Life Chicago’s “Moving the Movement Tour,” which connected participants across five Midwestern states in a series of pro-life car rallies and caravans.

RSO update (Feb. 2021)

A listing of new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed and those whose RSO status has been removed.

Positions (Feb. 2021)

Positions are available with the Concordia University System.

Official notice: Colloquies (Feb. 2021)

A listing of those who have completed or submitted applications for LCMS colloquies.

Official notice: Requests for reinstatement (Feb. 2021)

A listing of those who have applied or been approved for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.