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‘Now is the time’ for Gambia mission

Native Gambian Rev. Dr. John Loum is called to part-time missionary service in a partnership between the Synod and Concordia Seminary.

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The Rev. Dr. Peter Nafzger, assistant professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, leads a workshop on confirmation in May at Camp Okoboji in Milford, Iowa. Both LCMS seminaries are offering faculty-led summer workshops in various locations nationwide. (Camp Okoboji)

Seminaries offer summer workshops

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are offering faculty-led summer workshops in various locations nationwide.

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Concordia Seminary releases book on Luther’s writings

“The Way of Concord: From Historic Text to Contemporary Witness” by the Rev. Dr. Robert Kolb, at right, is intended to deepen understanding of “The Book of Concord.”

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The LCMS International Center in St. Louis is the site of many of the church body’s meetings and where much of its day-to-day business takes place. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

‘Boards and Business’ — LCMS Board of Directors

Actions at the Board’s May 19-20 meeting in St. Louis include adoption of a prudent, lean Synod budget, contingent on further expense reductions.

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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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