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From left, the late Rev. Dr. Ralph A. Bohlmann, the Rev. Dr. Samuel H. Nafzger and the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison discuss, in 2013, a publishing plan for the new CPH dogmatics, Confessing the Gospel. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCMS publishes first dogmatics in 100 years

The project, over 30 years in the making, was begun in 1983.

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From left during the presentation of the “Reverend Melvin E. Witt Memorial Award” are Brigadier General (Ret.) Tracy Beckette, governor of the Missouri Athletic Club (MAC), holding the plaque of winners; Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker, winner of this year’s award, with his citation; Admiral Philip Davidson, commander, U.S. Navy Fleet Forces; and Michael Schoedel, MAC president. (Don Wolfinger)

‘Melvin Witt Award’ honors memory of longtime chaplain, World Relief director

The first award was given posthumously to Witt’s family in 2016, and this year’s award was presented to Major (Ret.) Frank Tucker.

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LW Dec2017

Christmas is in the air… and in The Lutheran Witness!

The December issue features articles on candlelight services, Advent activities and Christmas programs, as well as a holiday gift guide for Lutherans.

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Brenda Doering receives the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 from David J. Rabe, vice-president for Corporate Social Responsibility with Emerson, St. Louis. Doering teaches fourth grade at Abiding Savior Lutheran School in south St. Louis County.

Two Lutheran-school teachers win teaching-excellence award

Receiving the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 in St. Louis were fourth-grade teacher Brenda Doering and high school chemistry teacher Rich Langefeld.

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Fifth-graders from Christ Lutheran School in Phoenix visit residents of a local nursing home in Dec. 2016, handing out gift bags of candy and handmade cards and puzzles. The school plans to use its recent Kaleidoscope Fund grant to expand its Service Learning and Outreach program, which also serves veterans and others in the community. (Christ Lutheran School)

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.

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The Rev. Juan Luna preaches during worship at La Iglesia Luterana San Pablo, the former original church building of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, on Sunday, April 10, 2016, in Columbus, Ind. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Pastoral Formation and Care catalog offers opportunities to support pastoral ministry

A variety of giving options are available.

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