The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.
The Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, director of LCMS Church Relations, joined Bishop Hans-Jorg Voigt of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in bringing greetings to the Latvian church on behalf of the International Lutheran Council.
Although leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia ceased ordaining women in 1993, the change in practice was never made official church policy until this year’s synod.
See how LCMS church partners, including the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia and The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania, are bearing mercy and service through Diaconia work in the Baltics.