Cheryl Magness
Cheryl Magness

Managing Editor of Reporter and Reporter Online

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Cheryl Magness is managing editor of Reporter and Reporter Online and manager of LCMS News. She has written for a variety of publications, including The Federalist, Touchstone and The Lutheran Witness, and is a contributor to the book He Restores My Soul from Emmanuel Press. She has degrees in English and music and enjoys playing piano and spending time with her husband and three children.

LCEF Kaleidoscope Fund proposals now being accepted

The deadline to submit proposals is May 31.

Bethesda Auxiliary offering scholarships for seminarians, college students

Ten scholarships totaling $30,000 are available for individuals who plan to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Crisis in Venezuela: Resting in God while hoping for change

As the country of Venezuela contends with supply shortages and unrest, the LCMS is trying to help.

Register for church interpreter training by May 24

The training, set for June 13–16 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is open to students of all levels.

Holy Week/Easter media kit released for congregational use

The kit is designed to allow each parish to customize it with local information and details.

Three-time NBA champion Shaun Livingston remembers his Midwestern Lutheran roots

Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.

Candidates announced for LCMS president, vice-presidents

Those named on the ballots are the Synod clergymen who received the most nominations from LCMS congregations, and who have agreed to serve, if elected.

Convention Bible study, ‘Joy:fully Lutheran,’ now available

Written by the Rev. Timothy Pauls, the Bible study consists of five lessons exploring what joy is and where it is to be found.

Bethesda to celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March

The month is an opportunity to support individuals with developmental disabilities, to spread awareness about the progress that has been made, and to reflect on what more can be done.

Council of Presidents signs Harrison’s abortion statement

The statement denounces recent actions of governors in New York and Illinois and affirms the Synod’s commitment to upholding the sanctity of life at all its stages.

Know before you go — to Haiti or anywhere

Following a fresh round of violent demonstrations in Haiti, the U.S. State Department has upgraded the Travel Advisory for the country to a Level 4 — Do Not Travel.

‘An inexpressible treasure’: CTCR releases report on Holy Baptism

Other newly available documents from the CTCR are a discussion guide and Bible study to accompany the 2018 report on the royal priesthood and a Spanish-language version of the Bible study for the 2012 report on immigration.

Amid bitter cold, Lutherans share warm meal, bed

A reported 90 million Americans have experienced temperatures of zero degrees Fahrenheit or lower this week, and at least 21 deaths have been attributed to the cold.

Collegium Vocale of St. Louis to present four cantatas of Christoph Graupner, 18th-century Lutheran cantor

The works of Graupner, a contemporary of Bach, are enjoying renewed interest after having been “lost” for many years.

Campus clips – Graduations, honors and special events

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Lutheran Federal Credit Union announces winners of Volunteer Leadership Award

The new award recognizes and thanks remarkable volunteers.