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The Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola, president of the LCMS Mid-South District, speaks at the 66th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod on July 12, 2016, in Milwaukee. Paavola served as chairman of Committee 13, which prepared Resolution 13-02A, “To Regularize Status of Licensed Lay Deacons Involved in Word and Sacrament Ministry.” (LCMS/Michael Schuermann)

FAQs provide ‘Update on Licensed Lay Deacons’

The new online resource is available on the LCMS president’s website.

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Official Notice: 2019 Convention Nominations

Synod Bylaw provisions require the Secretary of the Synod to solicit on behalf of the Committee for Convention Nominations (CCN) nominees for the various positions for which the committee must provide slates of candidates for convention elections. General solicitation for such names is to begin 18 months prior to the conventions of the Synod.

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FAQ on changes to ecclesiastical supervision bylaws

LCMS Office of the Secretary answers Frequently Asked Questions regarding changes to ecclesiastical supervision bylaws (Bylaw sections 2.14–2.17) from the 2016 Convention.

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Constitutional Amendment Ballot Results (April 2017)

Three amendments to the LCMS constitution are approved by congregations.

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2016 LCMS ‘Handbook’ available online

The updated “Handbook” includes the Constitution and Bylaws of the Synod and features a revised and expanded index and a first-time separate red-lined edition.

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Synod President Rev. Dr.  Matthew C. Harrison (center) and LCMS Montana District President Rev. Terry R. Forke lightheartedly show their freshly-shaved faces as a result of the “Mustache Resolution” initiative Jan. 4 at the National LCMS Campus Ministry Conference in College Park, Md. With them onstage is fake-mustached Martha Mitkos of LCMS Mission Advancement. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

And the ‘Mustache Resolution’ winner is …

Montana District President Rev. Terry Forke wins having “the best mustache” as he and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison both undergo facial-hair shaves.

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