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Denninger re-elected president of LCMS Southeastern District

The Rev. Dr. John R. Denninger of Springfield, Va., was elected on the first ballot to his third term as president of the Southeastern District during the district’s 38th convention on May 10-12 in Hickory, N.C.

Lange elected to first term as California-Nevada-Hawaii president

The Rev. Michael R. Lange of Brentwood, Calif., was elected on the third ballot to his first term as president of the LCMS California-Nevada-Hawaii District during the district’s 71st convention, May 11–12 in Sacramento, Calif.

Concordia College Alabama closes: ‘Nevertheless,’ Dr. Rosa J. Young’s legacy continues

Students, families, faculty and regents gathered on the campus of Concordia College Alabama on April 28 for the school’s 92nd and final commencement. Founded in 1922, the historically black Lutheran college closed its doors for good following the ceremony after a multi-year effort to stay open.

LCMS national missionary Rebecca Wagner talks with Juncheng, a Chinese student studying philosophy, on Feb. 21, 2018, at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Wagner serves alongside the Rev. David Kind at University Lutheran Chapel and focuses on outreach to international students. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)
Photo essay: Introducing international students to Christ

Luther House is home to University Lutheran Chapel, a congregation with a campus ministry led by the Rev. David Kind and Rebecca Wagner, an LCMS national missionary through the Synod’s “Mission Field: USA” initiative.

Resources available to help churches celebrate Armed Forces Sunday

The resources may be used on Armed Forces Sunday, Memorial Day Sunday, Independence Day weekend, Veterans Day or an alternate date.

2018 tax reform: What does it mean for religious employers and workers?

Churches and church workers are not specifically targeted by the changes but will be affected by them.

Hill re-elected president of Wyoming District

The Rev. John E. Hill was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Wyoming District at the district’s 19th convention, held May 3-5.

Movie review: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

Directed by Anthony Russo and Joe Russo, “Avengers: Infinity War” is a gift to MARVEL fans, honoring previous films in the franchise while bringing its own contributions to the saga.

Zagore to head up National Mission

The Rev. Robert Zagore will begin serving as executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission in mid-May.

Seminary to host deaf-ministry Church Interpreter Training

The workshop is set for June 25–July 6 at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne.

Concordia–Texas grads overcome trials

Both Caitlin Copeland and Caitlyn Covington graduated April 28 from Concordia University Texas after overcoming unusual circumstances.

Vinovskis elected to first term in SELC District

The Rev. Waldemar R. Vinovskis succeeds the Rev. Andrew J. Dzurovcik as president of the LCMS SELC District.

Share It! — Encouraging mission support

Answers to the question: “How does your congregation or school encourage the support of mission work and/or missionaries?”

Maier receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Lutheran scholar, historian and novelist Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier of Kalamazoo, Mich., is recognized for a lifetime of accomplishments.

‘Equipped to Serve’: Concordia Theological Seminary winds up spring fundraiser

The fundraiser, which runs through May 7, aims to assist new graduates in purchasing supplies for their ministry.

Seminary students receive calls, learn placements

The “call day” services were held April 24–25 at the seminaries in St. Louis and Fort Wayne, Ind.