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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.

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.

Pless to lead Advent preaching workshop at Concordia Theological Seminary

The workshop is $40/person and will take place on Nov. 7.

LCMS receives ‘Above and Beyond’ award from U.S. Department of Defense

The award was presented at a banquet in Jefferson City on Aug. 25.

Recovery slow but steady in Puerto Rico as donations and aid are still needed

Power remains out over much of the island and many roads are still blocked by debris.

Synod joins amicus brief for Colorado baker under fire for marriage view

The brief’s basis is that the government cannot force Americans to use their abilities and vocations to perform services that violate their faith and conscience.

Harvey and Irma: Synod focuses on long-term aid

Collaboration among LCMS Disaster Response, affected districts and essential partners continues to be strengthened by generosity shown across the Synod.

Defense Secretary Mattis: DoD/DHS panel will review president’s transgender guidance

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis says he will delay implementing President Trump’s military transgender policy pending further review.

Lutheran school students among Las Vegas shooting victims

Twin sisters Natalia and Gianna Baca, seniors at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, are injured but recovering.

Love in action: disaster donations are helping

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is also providing aid through its Kaleidoscope Fund.

Synod prepares response to devastated Puerto Rico

With limited information from Lutherans there, an LCMS assessment team plans to leave for the island Oct. 5.

BOD votes to increase disaster-fund impact

Also in its regular meeting, the Board considered ways to increase effectiveness, received reports and took routine actions.

LCMS Stewardship releases free Bible study

The eight-session study focuses on both financial and other kinds of stewardship.