2016 LCMS Convention

Synod President Rev. Dr.  Matthew C. Harrison (center) and LCMS Montana District President Rev. Terry R. Forke lightheartedly show their freshly-shaved faces as a result of the “Mustache Resolution” initiative Jan. 4 at the National LCMS Campus Ministry Conference in College Park, Md. With them onstage is fake-mustached Martha Mitkos of LCMS Mission Advancement. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

And the ‘Mustache Resolution’ winner is …

Montana District President Rev. Terry Forke wins having “the best mustache” as he and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison both undergo facial-hair shaves.

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Board’s top challenge: helping God’s people marshal kingdom resources

“Finances are first and foremost on everyone’s heart,” LCMS Board of Directors Chairman Rev. Dr. Michael L. Kumm says during the Board’s Nov. 17-18 meeting in Schaumburg, Ill.

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COP tackles wide range of topics at November meeting

Topics discussed by the LCMS Council of Presidents include ecclesiastical supervision, calling pastors on candidate status, immigration and seminary concerns.

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The Rev. Wally Arp, senior pastor at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Oviedo, Fla., comforts and prays with an elderly woman at Lutheran Haven senior-living community during a March 7 visit.

Photo essay: Powerful Moments — A Year in Review

Nine photos taken during 2016 illustrate how God has been at work worldwide through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

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Jonathan Meyer, a candidate for ministry called as assistant pastor to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Edmond, Okla., attends an evening worship April 29, 2014, during "call day" at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Funds from the LCMS National Offering will be used, in part, to strengthen the formation of future pastors and theological leaders for LCMS congregations.

First National Offering allocation offers ‘tremendous impact’

The gifts totaling $411,305.69 will be used to support “ministry priorities” including national and international mission work and the Synod’s two seminaries.

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‘Tremendous impact’ through first National Offering allocation

The first allocation from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod’s 2016-19 National Offering is announced — made possible with gifts totaling $411,305.69.

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