New This Week

Meyer to retire as president of Concordia Seminary

The Rev. Dr. Dale A. Meyer has served as the seminary’s president since 2005.

Mueller retires, Lange is installed: Synod vice-presidents share thoughts on serving

The Rev. Dr. Herbert C. Mueller Jr. retired on Aug. 31, and the Rev. Peter K. Lange took over the position on Sept. 1.

Nurturing singing — and faith — through music education

LCMS church musicians and educators learn strategies for increasing music literacy by developing aural skills.

Weedon retires as International Center chaplain

The Rev. William Weedon, International Center chaplain and director of LCMS Worship, has served in the dual position since its inception in 2012.

Obituary: Dr. Harold James Boldt, former executive director, LCMS Board for Parish Services

Boldt, who also formerly served as director of Elementary and Secondary Schools for the LCMS, died Sept. 19 in Rochester, Mich.

Southern California life conference draws over 300 participants

The Southern California “Defending Life” Conference was held Sept. 6-7 in Gardena, Calif.

Wolfram joins Office of International Mission

Mark Wolfram, who was installed on Aug. 30, will assist LCMS missionaries in making the various transitions required of their missionary service.

Lutheran Young Adult Corps participants sent to serve in St. Louis and Milwaukee

The new participants were blessed during a Sending Service on Aug. 27 at the LCMS International Center chapel in St. Louis.

September ‘Witness’: CPH turns 150

The issue also includes a wrap-up of the 67th Regular Convention of the LCMS.

Seminary boards meet, look forward to ‘close cooperation’

The boards agreed to establish a formal process for their leaders to meet regularly, in addition to the bylaw-established annual meeting of the joint board.

From the mission field – VBS in Dominican Republic

The first vacation Bible school (VBS) in recent memory at Concordia the Reformer Mercy Center and Seminary in Palmar Arriba, Dominican Republic, was held July 8–12.

Campus clips – ‘Clergy on Campus’ day

News from LCMS colleges and universities.

‘Joy:fully Serving’: Convention volunteers pack gift baskets for families in need

More than 50 volunteers prepared 275 baskets in four categories: mom care, baby care, spiritual care and household.

Registration still open for LEA convocation

The convocation is set for Oct. 10–12 in St. Louis under the theme “Opening Eyes, Minds, & Hearts.”

‘Every One His Witness’ extends reach with new Spanish language edition

The new edition expands the program’s usefulness to Spanish-speaking congregations, pastors and laypeople in both the United States and abroad.

‘Hatred did not succeed’: Lutherans respond to mass shootings with Gospel comfort

The shootings occurred on Aug. 3 in El Paso, Texas, and on Aug. 4 in Dayton, Ohio.