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Students of the Church Interpreter Training Institute (CITI) practice “signing” a worship service to make it easier for deaf members to follow along. Lutheran Friends of the Deaf, Mill Neck, N.Y., and Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., are presenting a CITI intensive workshop June 25-July 3 to help church interpreters improve their skills. (Lutheran Friends of the Deaf, Mill Neck, N.Y.)

Seminary to host deaf-ministry Church Interpreter Training

The workshop — June 25 to July 3 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne — is designed to improve the skills of deaf-ministry interpreters in church settings.

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Lutheran Housing Support, partners break ground for more College Hill homes

Four new homes for the historic St. Louis neighborhood are part of an LCMS National Housing Support Corporation initiative.

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RSO News Update

RSO News Update – Second Quarter 2017

The Second Quarter 2017 issue of the LCMS Recognized Service Organizations newsletter features Ongoing Ambassadors For Christ, a youth evangelism organization.

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RSO Update (April 2017)

A listing of new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed and those whose RSO status has been removed.

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The Rev. Chris Paavola, pastor of All Nations Church in University City, Mo., poses for a photo March 3 with the $3,348 check he gave to Anita Feigenbaum, left, director of the Chesed Shel Emeth Society, to be used for repairs at a vandalized Jewish cemetery in St. Louis. Feigenbaum was both “elated and startled” by the gesture from a Lutheran church to show chesed, or kindness, Paavola said. (Jennifer Yarrington)

LCMS congregation reaches out to vandalized Jewish cemetery

All Nations Church in University City, Mo., raises $3,348 to help with repairs and increased security at the St. Louis cemetery.

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A Lutheran Early Response Team from the LCMS Central Illinois District helps with cleanup efforts March 4 in Washburn, Ill. (John Steinwedel)

Lutherans help midwestern communities after late-winter tornadoes

Lutheran Early Response Teams join storm-recovery efforts in rural southeastern Missouri and central Illinois.

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