The 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod was held July 20–25 at the Tampa Convention Center in Tampa, Fla., under the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”
Christ gives us joy even in a world of sin and pain. August’s LW explores the theme “Joy:fully Lutheran.”
Here are all the ways to stay informed about the 67th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, set for July 20–25 in Tampa, Fla.
The resource contains 44 worship outlines, along with opening and closing services, for Lutheran school chapel.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod gathers in convention July 20-25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., to worship, encourage one another and make decisions that will guide the next three years of our Gospel proclamation around the world.
Written by the Rev. Timothy Pauls, the Bible study consists of five lessons exploring what joy is and where it is to be found.
Free materials are available to keep the conversation going about what it means to be “Joy:fully Lutheran.”
Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod: “I thank God for you, for your partnership in the Gospel, your confession of our Lutheran doctrine, your prayers for the Synod and even your prayers for this sinner. I thank God for your ministry. I thank God for every congregation in your district.”
A portion of this “white paper” takes up the demographic challenge of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. I pray, that as we face challenges with the Word of God, we will continue to grow together in unity.
Even as our world changes, the Word of God remains the same. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod proclaims this truth here and throughout the world in mission work, disaster response, universities, seminaries and especially in our congregations.
And yet, there is a candle in the darkness. The light of Christ is burning, and the dawn of resurrection is glowing on the horizon.
The LCMS might be shrinking and North American culture might be becoming more hostile toward Christianity, but hand-wringing is not a Christian ceremony. The Lord calls us to hopefulness and joy.