Wanted: Nominations for convention

The Oct. 20 deadline may seem a long way off, but the time is now to submit nominations for the 74 officer, board and commission positions to be elected at the next LCMS Convention, July 20–25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla.

Johnson elected to first term as Southern District president

The Rev. Dr. McNair Ramsey of Valley Grande, Ala., was elected first vice-president.

Buss elected to first term in Northern Illinois

The Rev. Allan R. Buss of Belvidere, Ill., is elected to his first three-year term as president of the LCMS Northern Illinois District.

Scharr elected to third full term in Southern Illinois

Others elected to leadership positions include the Rev. Mark Nebel of Red Bud, Ill., as first vice-president; the Rev. Benjamin Ball of Hamel, Ill., second vice-president; the Rev. Peter Ill of Millstadt, Ill., secretary; and Julie Johnson of Hamel, treasurer.

FAQs provide ‘Update on Licensed Lay Deacons’

The new online resource is available on the LCMS president’s webpage.

Bertsch elected to first full term in North Dakota

Also elected were the Rev. Kirk Peters of Hazen, N.D., as first vice-president, and the Rev. Steve Schulz of Fargo, N.D., as second vice-president.

Convention acts on marriage, vocation, euthanasia

Delegates adopt six “Church and Culture” resolutions during the LCMS convention’s closing session.

National Offering receives $315,000 for ‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’

Contributions will support national and international mission programs and projects related to the Synod’s threefold emphasis.

Delegates adopt resolutions on fertility issues, persecuted Christians

The Synod in convention adopted the final three resolutions from Floor Committee 3 on Mercy regarding fertility issues, persecuted Christians and LCMS World Relief and Human Care.

‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’ to continue in the LCMS

LCMS convention delegates adopt six resolutions addressing unity in worship and life together in the church.

Convention delegates select emphases for national witness

The LCMS turns its attention toward revitalization, work among Hmong and Hispanic peoples and establishing Rosa J. Young academies.

Delegates adopt measures strengthening Concordias’ confessional identity

On the final day of the convention, delegates approve three more resolutions from Floor Committee 7, Concordia University System.

Worker wellness merits its own committee

Delegates easily pass six resolutions relating to worker wellness.

Convention endorses ‘mustache’ funding resolution

Convention delegates approve lighthearted resolution to raise funds for Concordia college and seminary scholarships.

Convention formally recognizes, gives thanks for retiring Secretary Hartwig

The Rev. Dr. Raymond L. Hartwig is retiring after 18 years of faithful service as secretary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Delegates adopt 14 administration resolutions so processes ‘function smoothly’

Of the 15 resolutions presented by Floor Committee 11 to the Synod in convention, 14 were adopted while one — granting a “Lay Vote/Voice to Every Congregation” — failed by a narrow margin on July 13.