July 2019 Newsletter


Synodical Information

In lieu of a traditional cover article, I direct your attention to synodical news and information. First, a couple weeks ago, our Synod reelected the incumbent, Matthew Harrison, as president. Here is the information from synod:

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has been re-elected to a fourth term as president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod after receiving the majority vote on the first ballot during the June 22–25 election period.

The three nominees for president of the Synod were Harrison, the Rev. Dr. David P.E. Maier and the Rev. Timothy M. Klinkenberg. The results of the ballots (cast by a total registered electorate of 6,449), as tallied by Election-America and reported to the secretary of the Synod on June 26, are as follows:

• Harrison — 3,014 votes (51.76 percent)
• Maier — 2,323 votes (39.89 percent)
• Klinkenberg — 486 votes (8.35 percent)

I would encourage you to keep our president in your prayers, as I imagine it is a tough vocation.

Second, our Synodical Convention is this month. If you want to get a feel for where our Synod is in doctrine and practice, reading through the overtures and resolutions are a good starting point. You may read through these pages and pages in the Convention Workbook on the website: https://www.lcms.org/convention

I would also encourage you to keep the convention in your prayers. In our prayers for our synod and president, we should pray for faithfulness to God’s Word and repentance where needed, which is what we all need all the time, no just during our political season.


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