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Joshua Vogel, center, and his wife, Pamela, learn about Joshua’s vicarage assignment to Concordia Lutheran Church in Cresbard, S.D., from LCMS South Dakota District President Rev. Scott Sailer, right, on “Call Day” (April 26) at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Holding the umbrella is Sailer’s wife, Sarah. The LCMS Council of Presidents placed 116 pastoral candidates and assigned 85 vicars throughout the Synod when it met April 22-25 in Fort Wayne, Ind. (Sid Hastings/Concordia Seminary, St. Louis)

‘Boards and Business’ — Council of Presidents

At its April 22-25 meeting, the council hears reports and conducts business including the placement of pastoral candidates and assignment of vicars throughout the Synod.

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The Rev. Dr. Albert M. Marcis, right, and his wife, Sylvia. (Courtesy of Marcis family)

Rev. Dr. Albert Marcis was longtime SELC District president

Marcis — who served 25 years as SELC District president — died March 24 in Oviedo, Fla.

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Rebecca Schaff, national missionary to Minneapolis, receives from the Rev. Steven Schave a certificate noting her completion of missionary orientation during the March 17 “Service of Sending” in St. Louis. Schave is director of LCMS Church Planting and Urban & Inner-City Mission. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

Orientation prepares new national, international missionaries for service

Six international missionaries and two national missionaries complete the one-week orientation, which culminated with a “Service of Sending” March 17.

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Moviegoers watch the new full-length feature film “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World” during its Feb. 13 premiere in Milwaukee. Funded by Thrivent Financial, the film brings to life the dramatic moments that shaped Luther and is available for screenings nationwide.

Luther movie premieres

More than 1,500 people watch “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World” at premieres in Houston, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Black convocation to offer ‘inspiring, helpful’ sessions

Registration is open for the 2017 LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation, set for July 12-16 in Birmingham, Ala.

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Positions (January 2017)

Positions are available with the LCMS Michigan District, Lutheran Church Extension Fund and Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod colleges, universities and seminaries.

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