Congregation and school leaders share how they make new parishioners and students feel welcome.
They will be held this summer in Northfield, Minn.; Carbondale, Ill.; Lawrence, Kan.; and Tacoma, Wash.
The catalog features color photos and descriptions of rare books, coins and other vintage items displayed by Concordia Historical Institute.
The Rev. Dr. McNair Ramsey of Valley Grande, Ala., was elected first vice-president.
The Rev. Allan R. Buss of Belvidere, Ill., is elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District.
The LCMS Texas District effort has changed from splintered work in response to changing needs to that of a well-coordinated operation.