In the Life Together News Digest for December 2019, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares a message from the Gospel of John and encourages us all to take care of our pastors, teachers and other church workers during this busy season.
The Synod in convention recognized fellowship with a South African church body, commended a report on cremation, and requested further study on “the relationship between unity in doctrine and uniformity and variety in practice.”
Convention delegates opted to increase the slate of candidates for presidential elections from three to five and adjust bylaws to provide for a timely election process.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod: “I thank God for you, for your partnership in the Gospel, your confession of our Lutheran doctrine, your prayers for the Synod and even your prayers for this sinner. I thank God for your ministry. I thank God for every congregation in your district.”