For countless active military members, veterans and their families and friends, Memorial Day is an everyday reality.
The two LCMS seminaries held virtual Call Day services on April 28 (CSL) and April 29 (CTSFW) due to COVID-19 restrictions, issuing a total of 189 calls and assignments as thousands of people watched online from around the globe.
The event, organized by the Coalition for Life–St. Louis, saw its largest turnout ever in 2020.
Nearly 70 Servant Events will be hosted by various LCMS congregations, camps and service organizations from May through August.
More than 2,700 educators attended the Lutheran Education Association’s triennial convocation Oct. 10–12 at the America’s Center Convention Complex.
The new participants were blessed during a Sending Service on Aug. 27 at the LCMS International Center chapel in St. Louis.
The LCMS Florida-Georgia and Southeastern districts stand ready to respond to Hurricane Dorian.
On July 23, Floor Committee 3 passed resolutions commending LCMS Disaster Response and the Synod’s life ministries and encouraging further training to care for those with mental illness.
On July 25, the Synod in convention passed resolutions to condemn physician-assisted suicide and to pray for persecuted Christians worldwide.
The boards of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and of the Concordia universities and colleges were filled by elections on July 24.
Resolutions regarding support for the seminaries, the “1.1.1” offering model and financial transparency were adopted on July 24 at the 2019 LCMS convention.