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Life Together News Digest

Life Together with President Harrison – March 2017

Blessed Lententide to all of you! There are many challenges facing us right now, but it’s also true that we are richly blessed as we look forward to Easter.

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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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In 1971, the LCMS had a membership of 2,772,648. By 2010, that number was about 2,270,921, a drop of about 500,000 people. Since their peak in the late 1950s, child baptisms are down 70 percent and adult converts are down 47 percent. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Reversing the LCMS membership decline: not just by having more children

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison comments on two major demographic studies about the Synod.

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The Rev. Matthew Ruesch (with back to camera), an LCMS missionary to Puerto Rico, speaks to a “FORO” group there recently. (Courtesy of Ted Krey)

BIM appoints missionaries for service

Two career missionaries will be based in the Gambia and Belize, and seven “GEO” missionaries will serve for up to two years in Eurasia, Asia and Latin America.

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Moviegoers watch the new full-length feature film “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World” during its Feb. 13 premiere in Milwaukee. Funded by Thrivent Financial, the film brings to life the dramatic moments that shaped Luther and is available for screenings nationwide.

Luther movie premieres

More than 1,500 people watch “Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed the World” at premieres in Houston, Milwaukee, St. Louis and Fort Wayne, Ind.

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Life Together News Digest

Life Together with President Harrison – February 2017

This month, President Harrison highlights the Synod’s missionaries and talks about his experience at the recent March for Life in Washington, D.C.

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