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Harrison Re-elected to Third Term as LCMS President

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, having received 56.96 percent of the votes cast, is the president-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a third term of office, 2016-2019.  Read more . . .

Praise & Worship, Branson, MO

Praise & Worship is a young congregation made up of all ages of people. It was chartered as a congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on December 15, 2013. Before that, the congregation consisted of a mission group that was started out of its mother church, Faith Lutheran Church in Branson, MO, by Pastor Dar Karsten. Read more . . . 



Missouri District's Church Worker Care Team

This is your Missouri District "Church Worker Care Team" hard at work, learning how to communicate with each other confidentially on the web. They are committed to providing Christian care and support for our professional church workers. 

As professional church workers, we often struggle with personal and/or professional challenges. Being in ministry often means bearing the burdens of others, and the challenges that go with it.

The PCWC members of the Church Worker Care Team (four pastors and a deaconess) will be available to listen to you, care for you, pray with you, and support you. Theirs is a confidential ministry, so you may rest assured that what you share with them will stay between the two of you. Need to talk about a burden, plan to seek out a member of the Church Worker Care Team!

Click here for more information or to contact one of the team members.


LESA Teachers Take the Lead at 2nd Annual "LuthEdCamp"

Lutheran educators took a break from summer last week to attend LESA's second annual LuthEdCamp, held June 2 at Christ Community Lutheran School in Kirkwood. The free, half-day learning event attracted more than 180 participants, tripling attendance from last year. The camp also drew teachers from local Catholic, Christian and public schools.  Read more . . .


Pastor Terry Weinhold Retires

Pastor Terry Weinhold was installed as pastor at St. Paul Lutheran Church, St. Joseph, Mo. in 1986 and has served St. Paul since then. Prior to 1986, he served at a dual parish in Anthon and Correctionville, Iowa from 1977-79. He also served St. John's in Ellisville, Mo. from 1979-1986. He has held various positions in the Missouri District.

He married Debbie Hingst in March of 1986 and they have three daughters.

Debbie taught school at St. Paul Lutheran School for 21 years before retiring.

A dinner in their honor will be held at noon at the church, 4715 Frederick Avenue, St. Joseph, on June 26. Pastor Weinhold will preach his farewell sermon that day at both services, 8:15 am and 10:45 am. Friends, former members and school alumni are invited.

Letters of congratulations may be sent to the church.


Announcements/Other News

2016 Missouri District Pastors' Conference
District Pastors will meet at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach on October 31 - November 1 for the Missouri District Pastors' conference "God's Gift of Marriage in Troubled Times." CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

Encourage and Equip (E2) Conferences
The Missouri District will be offering five conferences this fall to support our congregations and lay leaders. The purpose of the conferences will be to encourage, equip and connect volunteers in our congregations through presentations, partnerships and networking. The topics will cover everything from youth ministry and Sunday School to finances and elders. More details will be forthcoming! For now, mark your calendars and plan to attend a conference near you.
  • Saturday, September 17 Saxony Lutheran High School in Jackson
  • Saturday, September 24 Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wentzille
  • Saturday, October 1 Alive in Christ Lutheran Church in Columbia
  • Saturday, October 8 Timothy Lutheran Church in Blue Springs (North Campus)
  • Saturday, November 12 Faith Lutheran Church in Springfield

Lutheran Singles Association
For Single Adults: A weekend of food, fellowship, & fun!
Lutherans Singles Association is holding their biennial Conference at Bethel Lutheran Church, in Morton, IL on June 24-26. The keynote speaker is Author and Speaker Chad Bird. Cost is $90 for the entire conference (includes, snacks Friday, lunch Saturday, dinner/theatre Saturday evening and program costs, does not include sleeping rooms). Daily rates are Friday $20, Saturday day $40, Saturday evening $30.00. Dinner Saturday is at the Pizza Ranch Buffet and Theatre is Corn Stock Theater, Peoria, IL where we will see a live performance of Cheaper by the Dozen. Come and meet single adults from all over the country. Flyer can be downloaded at our Facebook page, or email: president@lsalcms.org.

Concordia Plan Services Employer Benefit Workshop

Concordia Plan Services (CPS) wants members to be able to focus on what matters most to them – ministry, family, well-being. The Concordia Health Plan (CHP) is able to help them do just that!

We'll be hosting a free workshop in the Missouri District June 29th from 7-9 p.m. Those responsible for making decisions about worker benefits should attend. CLICK HERE for more information.

Volunteers are the heart of the Hospice Team.

We depend on our Hospice volunteers to help us provide the extra love and care our clients and their families need at this time in their life. Heartland volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, caring help to this special group of people. Staying with the patient so family members can take a break, reading scripture to patients, or holding their hand. The help and support our volunteers give is returned to them in countless ways. You can make a DIFFERENCE. All assignments are in close proximity to your home, work or school. You can donate as little or as much of your time as you desire. Please contact Virginia at 314-453-0990 if you would like to bring something special into someone's life. Be sure to inquire about our next Training Class.

District and Church Events
          ( Concordia Plan Services Employer Benefit Workshop National Youth Gathering Missouri District School Administrators'   Conference, 2016 Missouri District Pastors' Conference and  Junior High Retreats: Fall 2016 & Spring 2017) 
Installations and Ordinations
Personnel Changes and Calling Congregations
LCMS Missouri District News