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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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A Prayer for Peace in Our Nation

O Lord, grant justice in Your left-hand kingdom, especially in the governments of this nation and of all the earth. Correct wrong. Punish and thwart evil, and especially racist evil.

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With the U.S. Supreme Court delivering its Trinity Lutheran Church ruling in favor of the church on June 26, 2017, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will be looking at the specifics of the decision and its implications for religious liberty. (Wikipedia/Matt H. Wade)

Supreme Court delivers landmark ruling in favor of LCMS church preschool

With the U.S. Supreme Court delivering its Trinity Lutheran Church ruling in favor of the church, the Synod will be looking at the specifics of the decision and its implications for religious liberty.

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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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LCMS President Harrison comments after ruling in Judge Neely case

Wyoming Supreme Court censures local judge for her faith-based marriage view but allows her to remain municipal court judge.

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Christ Becomes the Greatest Sinner . . . for You!

Jesus comes to [John the Baptist] at the Jordan from Galilee and desires to be baptized [Matt. 3:13]. How marvelously backward this is!

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