National News

Back to News

LCEF awards grants to 11 Synod ministries

Among the gift recipients are five congregations, four districts, one school and the LCMS Office of National Mission.

FAQs address bylaw changes on ecclesiastical supervision

The changes were mandated by Resolution 12–14, adopted by the 2016 LCMS convention and endorsed in May by the Synod’s Board of Directors.

Boards and Business: National, International Mission

Both the National and International Mission boards met in St. Louis in October.

‘Thank, Praise, Serve, and Obey’: new book on the Christian life from CPH

Author Rev. William Weedon is LCMS director of worship and International Center chaplain.

Rural and Small Town Mission conference ‘all about Jesus’

The conference was held Nov. 9–11 in Kansas City, Mo.

Seminaries plan preaching workshops, lecture and music events

The preaching workshops will focus on helping pastors plan and prepare for Lent.

Warehouse fire destroys 1.5 million copies of GOOD NEWS magazine

The magazine is published in 20 languages through the Concordia Mission Society and read in over 100 countries.

LCMS, LCC, NALC release three-year Bible reading guide

The guide is the third joint effort of the three church bodies.

Buckman honored for service to military

Air Force Chaplain (Lt. Col.) James Buckman of Lake Forest, Ill., receives the Bronze St. Martin of Tours Medal.

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.

Registration opens for first Lutheran School Administrators Conference

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

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.

Photo essay: Serving the homeless ‘anything but traditional’

Rev. John Suguitan and Deaconess Kelly Jacobs serve the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Cincinnati.

LCMS statistics for 2016: membership down, contributions up

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

COP reviews Koinonia Project outcomes, hears president’s report

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