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Attendees at last year’s Chinese Seminar on Holy Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism listen to one of the featured speakers. This year’s seminar sponsored by the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Society for the Chinese is planned for Aug. 4-7 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. (Michael Paul)

Chinese mission society announces Aug. 4-7 seminar

The Evangelical Lutheran Mission Society for the Chinese will hold its Fourth Annual Chinese Seminar on Holy Scripture and Luther’s Small Catechism in Fort Wayne, Ind.

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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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Nicole Mueth (right) helps Taylor Maack dress up as a peasant-laborer of the 1500s. Taylor is a student at Holy Cross Lutheran School in Collinsville, Ill., where members of the student body portrayed lords, ladies, knights, court musicians, town minstrels and peasants for a Renaissance-themed spring concert May 4 — just one of many events throughout the Synod celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation this year. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

Celebrating the Reformation’s 500th across the Synod

Here’s a list of events planned by LCMS congregations, districts and schools to celebrate the special observance.

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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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Students of the Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) practice “signing” a worship service to make it easier for deaf members to follow along. Lutheran Friends of the Deaf, Mill Neck, N.Y., and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are presenting a CITI intensive workshop June 25-July 3 to help church interpreters improve their skills. (Lutheran Friends of the Deaf, Mill Neck, N.Y.)

Seminary to host deaf-ministry Church Interpreter Training

The workshop — June 25 to July 3 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne — is designed to improve the skills of deaf-ministry interpreters in church settings.

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Women carry supplies on a road littered with debris caused by last fall’s Hurricane Matthew, in Port-Salut, Haiti. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCMS Disaster Response Conference set for Sept. 26-28

The conference will provide opportunities to learn from those who have experienced disaster around the world.

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