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Soldiers of the Cross—Amplified grants aid rostered and non-rostered church workers

The Synod’s long-time Soldiers of the Cross grant assistance program has been “amplified” so that not only those workers who are on the Synod’s roster, but also lay workers in LCMS churches, schools and organizations, may apply for assistance. 

BOD adopts first-quarter budget for FY21

Due to near-term COVID-related challenges, the Board in April had endorsed a proposal from the Operations Team to prepare spending forecasts through the end of the current fiscal year and abbreviated budget proposals for just the first quarter of the next.  

Coronavirus stimulus includes ‘Paycheck Protection Program’ to assist small businesses, including religious nonprofits

On April 2, the U.S. Small Business Administration confirmed that tax-exempt nonprofits such as churches are eligible to apply.

Lutheran Church Extension Fund partners with Synod to assist church workers during pandemic

As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the LCMS will use Soldiers of the Cross as one means to continue to assist LCMS church workers and their families. 

St. Louis-area Lutherans ‘March on the Arch’

The event, organized by the Coalition for Life–St. Louis, saw its largest turnout ever in 2020.

‘Mission Field: USA’ partners with the LCMS Southeastern District to bring Christ’s Gospel to Baltimore

As part of ‘Mission Field: Baltimore,’ the Rev. Martin and Kathy Schultheis will serve the community of Sandtown-Winchester.

Bethesda seeking to partner with districts, congregations on new housing concept

The new developments will serve people with disabilities as well as adults of all abilities who are 55 and older.

From the mission field – Renovations in Uruguay

Building renovations will expand educational opportunities in Montevideo, Uruguay.

Obituary: Rev. Dr. Arthur W. Scherer, president emeritus of the Southeastern District

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 20, at Holy Nativity Lutheran Church, 1200 Linden Ave., Arbutus, Md.

BOD meeting in Houston includes joint session with COP

Among other business, the Board heard a report from the Synod president, elected a new BOD member, and thanked retiring CFO Jerry Wulf for his service.

LCEF looks to ‘Ignite Creativity’ in church and life

During the 2019 Lutheran Church Extension Fund Leadership Conference, speakers from a wide range of disciplines shared ideas for sparking creativity and innovation within the church, in work and in life.

Convention continues balloting for Synod boards

Delegates elect members to national mission, international mission and other Synod boards at the 2019 Synod convention in Tampa, Fla.

Synod’s external debt is no more: ‘A milestone achievement’

The move, which brings the Synod’s indebtedness to external entities to zero, will save $1.4 million a year in principal and interest payments.

LCEF reaches $100 million investment milestone

In October, Lutheran Church Extension Fund rolled out a 40-month note with a goal of reaching $100 million in new investments. The goal was met in less than four months.

LCEF Kaleidoscope Fund proposals now being accepted

The deadline to submit proposals is May 31.

BOD continues on path toward best corporate stewardship

At its November meeting, the Board heard from its chairman about efforts to increase the efficiencies of corporate Synod so the church can use the savings on its “core competencies.”