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COP navigates ongoing impact of COVID-19

The LCMS Council of Presidents conducted its fourth meeting of 2020 (its third via Zoom video conference) on Nov. 16–18, with discussion of the pandemic’s impact on the church dominating the meeting.

BOD covers much ground in wide-ranging meeting

The Synod’s Board of Directors met via Zoom on Nov. 19.

LCMS Servant Events planned for 2021

After a summer interrupted by COVID-19 cancellations, LCMS Servant Event hosts are optimistically planning their events again for Summer 2021. 

National Lutheran Schools Week to reflect on challenges and growth

National Lutheran Schools Week will take place Jan. 24–30 under the theme “Sent to Serve.”

January ‘Witness’: Living a chaste and decent life

Chastity is not simply about “waiting for marriage,” but about the entire life of the believer.

State of the Synod goes online in 2020

The State of the Synod content has taken on a new delivery form this year, available to a wider online audience at the LCMS website.

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Resources

LCMS Life Ministry — Winter 2020 newsletter

The Winter 2020 News and Notes newsletter announces the virtual LCMS Life Conference to be held in March 2021.

‘Sharing’ newsletter – January 2021

Christ commands His followers to serve others. In the LCMS World Relief and Human Care newsletter, read about how the church continues to do this while obeying COVID-19 restrictions.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: January 2021 newsletter

The LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission newsletter reminds us that God guides us, even though times of transition and change.

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LCMS Servant Events planned for 2021

After a summer interrupted by COVID-19 cancellations, LCMS Servant Event hosts are optimistically planning their events again for Summer 2021. 

National Lutheran Schools Week to reflect on challenges and growth

National Lutheran Schools Week will take place Jan. 24–30 under the theme “Sent to Serve.”

Commentaries

Your first source for LCMS insight and perspective from ministry leaders.

Tips for English Conversation Partners

The LCMS Office of International Mission has been partnering with our missionaries to provide volunteer support to ongoing English-based outreach efforts. These tips are based on one missionary’s experience hosting an online conversation group, but most can be applied in any English conversation partner setting.

Emotions and the Church

One thing that happens because we are a church body that highly values thinking and learning is that we talk less about our emotions.

Supplements

These periodic inserts in the print Reporter provide in-depth information about the Synod’s ministries and initiatives.

Notices

Read notices about districts, colloquies, reinstatements, positions, obituaries and more.

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