Mid-South District

Paavola re-elected in Mid-South

The Rev. Dr. Roger C. Paavola of Bartlett, Tenn., was elected to his third three-year term as president of the LCMS Mid-South District at the district’s 20th regular convention.

Nevertheless: The Legacy of Rosa Young at Concordia College, Alabama

Celebrate all that God has done through Concordia College Alabama, Selma, Ala. Praise Him for His grace and trust in Him for the future. Sadly, Concordia is closed. Nevertheless, we pray that God continues the work begun through the faculty, staff and students over the years.

Photo essay: Serving the homeless ‘anything but traditional’

Rev. John Suguitan and Deaconess Kelly Jacobs serve the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Cincinnati.

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.

Providing spiritual care after deadly Tennessee fires

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sevierville, Tenn., and its pastor use resources from LCMS Disaster Response to meet the spiritual-care needs of victims.

New video explains Licensed Lay Deacon Recommendations

The 15-minute video features task force Chairman Rev. Larry Vogel, representatives of the LCMS Mid-South District and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison.

Convivencia: Multiethnic Ministry in Arkansas

Salem Lutheran Church in Springdale, Ark., holds a monthly bilingual worship service for its Hispanic congregation — Iglesia Luterana Cristo Para Todos, or Christ for All Lutheran Church.

A Generation Engaged, A Community Restored

LCMS youth and young adults are actively engaged in caring for their neighbor, both here and abroad. These young people come together from all across the country to work hard, give of themselves and their time, and contribute to the well-being of their church and community for the sake of Christ.

Mid-South District returns Paavola to presidency

Delegates to the LCMS Mid-South District’s June 26-28 convention return the Rev. Dr. Roger C. Paavola to the district presidency by acclamation.

Lutherans share stories of survival amid tornadoes

A week after being baptized and confirmed, an LCMS family in Mayflower, Ark., rides out an EF4 tornado in a closet.

Violent storms affect LCMS members, pastor, churches

The violent storm system sweeping through the central, southern and eastern United States April 27-May 1 causes damages or destruction for LCMS members, a pastor and at least five congregations.