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LCMS Releases New Web Site Design

The new site, launched Dec. 18, consolidates more than 20 individual departmental web sites, including LCMS World Mission, LCMS World Relief, the President’s Office, Higher Education, Black Ministry, and District and Congregational Services. Since the site was last updated in…

Registration remains open for National Youth Gathering

Registration remains open for the 2004 National LCMS Youth Gathering, July 24-28 in Orlando, Fla. Gretchen Jameson, communications manager for the Gathering and its sponsor, LCMS Youth Ministry, said that mailed-in registrations will be accepted “on a space-available basis,” as late…

Administration officials to speak at deaconess event

Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, will inaugurate its new graduate-level deaconess program Jan. 19 with special events on campus featuring officials of President George W. Bush’s administration. Jim Towey, deputy assistant to Bush and director of the Office of Faith…

LCMS, ELCA meet for doctrinal talks

Representatives of the Missouri Synod and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) met Nov. 11 for their first formal theological talks since both church bodies elected new leaders in 2001. “We sat down and talked about the hard questions…

LWF, ILC reps agree to continue to meet, talk

Representatives of the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) and the International Lutheran Council (ILC) have agreed that their organizations should maintain contact and continue to talk with each other. LWF and ILC representatives met Oct. 30 to Nov. 2 in Jarvenpaa,…

Official Notices

Nominating ballots–2004 Convention The official nominating ballots for the offices of President, First Vice President and other Vice Presidents have been mailed to every member congregation of the Synod according to the list of member congregations maintained by the Synod’s…

Positions

Concordia University, Austin, Texas, seeks applicants to fill faculty positions in the disciplines listed below. Enrollment and budget projections will determine which positions are funded for the 2004-05 academic year.  Each candidate should possess a minimum of a master’s degree…

Calls for Nominations

The Board for Mission Services (BFMS) is seeking nominations for director for ministry to the Armed Forces (MAF).  The director for MAF reports to the executive director of the BFMS and consults with and is accountable to the Ministry to…

Requests for Reinstatement

JOHN H. HOYER, Cleveland, Ohio, has applied for reinstatement to the Minister of Religion -Ordained roster of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. CARRIE (DECKARD) HOSHAW, Circle Pines, Minn.; SCOTT KLOETZKE, Shoreview, Minn.; and ANGELA K. SCHAUER, Spencer, Iowa, have applied for…

Available

Two 16mm projectors (ELMO 16-CL Bell & Howell 2592); one Tiffany Pro-Corder System II for cassettes; 28 Gateways to Algebra and Geometry (McDougal Littell, copyright 1997, 1994, 1993); Rick Schneider, Lutheran High School of Dallas; (972) 279-4488; rickschneider@lhsdfw.org. Altar paraments…

Wanted

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. Concordia Pulpit Resources, a quarterly journal for preaching…

Paul Maier writes sequel to his 1994 bestseller

Dr. Paul L. Maier, Synod fourth vice president and professor of ancient history at Western Michigan University, is author of a new book, More than a Skeleton. The new 352-page hardcover volume, a sequel to his 1994 bestselling novel, A…

COP: Seminarians' wives need to be members of LCMS congregations

Should wives of seminary students necessarily be Missouri Synod Lutherans? Yes, says the Synod’s Council of Presidents (COP). The COP Nov. 19 adopted a policy that wives of married seminary students be members “in good standing” of an LCMS congregation…

Black Ministry Convocation set for July in St. Louis

Registrations are now being accepted for the 2004 Black Ministry Family Convocation, July 7-11 at the Millennium Hotel in St. Louis.  Theme of the convocation is “King of Kings.” The convocation, held annually, brings together LCMS members involved in Black…

Third 'Igniting' event looks at worship attendance

 By Joe Isenhower Jr. OMAHA, Neb. — There is no single formula for increasing worship  attendance in Synod congregations, but lots of ideas and a range of approaches to share. That is one way to sum up the Nov. 14-15 “One Mission…

LCEF chief: Get behind 'one' vision

By David L. Mahsman MIAMI, Fla.— Merle Freitag, president of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund, urged participants at this year’s LCEF Fall Leadership Conference to get behind the “one mission, one message, one people” vision laid out by Synod President…