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Nancy L. Zieman, national sewing authority and longtime host of the Wisconsin Public Television show “Sewing with Nancy,” died Nov. 14 at her home in Beaver Dam, Wis.

Nancy Zieman, host of Wisconsin Public Television’s ‘Sewing with Nancy,’ dies at 64

A funeral service is planned for 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, at Peace Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam, Wis.

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Registration opens for first Lutheran School Administrators Conference

The event for educators is set for March 11–13 in Orlando.

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The Rev. Dr. John A. Nunes, right, president of Concordia College—New York in Bronxville, N.Y., talks with students during a class. This fall the school — which touts “radical hospitality” and a “student-first mentality” — saw a 35-percent increase in enrollment. (Concordia College—New York)

CUS enrollment falls slightly amid ‘challenging culture’ of higher education

The drop represents less than 1 percent since fall 2016 and doesn’t worry Concordia University System leaders.

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Down are membership (by 2.1 percent) and weekly worship attendance (by almost 3 percent), but average annual giving per communicant member is up (by 1.5 percent), according to LCMS statistics for 2016. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCMS statistics for 2016: membership down, contributions up

But only about 70 percent of the Synod’s 6,100 congregations reported.

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Stained glass depicts Communion at Luther Memorial Chapel on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016, in Shorewood, Wis. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

COP reviews Koinonia Project outcomes, hears president’s report

The council also discussed plans to study church-worker health and well-being.

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Lutherans gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., after the 2017 March for Life. The 2018 march will be held on Jan. 19. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Plans underway for 45th annual March for Life

The national event will take place in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 19, with regional events planned for dates in January and February.

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