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Obituary: Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr., former LCMS first vice-president

The Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. died March 21.

‘We tremble not, we fear no ill’: As COVID-19 spreads, the Word of God remains

To abide by social distancing guidelines, many LCMS churches are offering online-only services.

A message from LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison amid the coronavirus pandemic

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1).

Tennessee tornadoes kill at least 24; LCMS churches not harmed

The tornadoes touched ground in Tennessee during the night and morning hours of March 2 and 3.

Still time to register for April ‘Making Disciples for Life’ conference

The next regional gathering of ‘Making Disciples for Life’ will take place April 17–18 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne.

‘Mission Field: USA’ partners with the LCMS Southeastern District to bring Christ’s Gospel to Baltimore

As part of ‘Mission Field: Baltimore,’ the Rev. Martin and Kathy Schultheis will serve the community of Sandtown-Winchester.

Daenzer installed as Synod worship director

The Rev. Sean Daenzer will also serve as chaplain at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

‘Witness’ welcomes Askins as editor

The Rev. Roy S. Askins formerly served as communications manager for the LCMS Asia Region.

March ‘Lutheran Witness’ focuses on fasting, temptation

The issue covers topics such as fasting in modern times, avoiding abuses of fasting and the biblical background of fasting.

Bethesda seeking to partner with districts, congregations on new housing concept

The new developments will serve people with disabilities as well as adults of all abilities who are 55 and older.

LEA honors 2020 distinguished educators

The recipient of the LEA’s highest honor, the Christus Magister award, is Charles (Chuck) Winterstein, assistant to the superintendent of schools for the LCMS Michigan District.

Synod BOD apprised of tough philanthropic climate

The BOD also heard updates on international mission, church-worker recruitment and the Synod’s ‘Making Disciples for Life’ initiative.

Campus clips – Seminaries compete in Tip-Off Tournament

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

Concordia, Portland to close after spring semester

The announcement came on Feb. 10 following a resolution approved by the CUP Board of Regents on Feb. 7.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Karl Barth, president emeritus of both Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and the South Wisconsin District

A funeral service will take place Friday, Feb. 21, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Wauwatosa, Wis.

Thomas appointed fifth president of Concordia, Irvine

Dr. Michael A. Thomas began serving as president of Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., on Jan. 1.