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Date: 07/15/2016 4:51 PM (GMT-06:00)
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Zion Lutheran Appreciates Local Firefighters!

The members of Zion Lutheran Church, Poplar Bluff showed their appreciation to their local firefighters! Over the course of three days in June, three groups of members assembled and delivered treats (pastries, candies, and fruit) and "Armor of God" medallions (based on Ephesians 6:11-18) to 27 Poplar Bluff city and seven Butler County Firefighters. Those participating had a great time and the firefighters were very appreciative. This event was organized by the congregation's Faith In Action (FIA) group, dedicated to putting their faith into action inside and outside the congregation through various mission projects and acts of mercy.

'Participating' in the LCMS Youth Gathering from afar

Tens of thousands of youth and adults from across the country and around the world are expected to descend on New Orleans for the 2016 LCMS Youth Gathering, July 16-20. This is the largest gathering of LCMS youth and adults, hosted by the Synod every three years.

While many will be there, not everyone can attend. There are some ways to participate in the Gathering from afar.

Click here to find out how!


Orientation Equips 18 Overseas Missionaries For Service
Taken from the Reporter and written by Jane Haas

New overseas missionaries — who will be serving in 11 countries — pose for a group photo with LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, center, during the June 13-24 orientation at the Synod's International Center in St. Louis. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

"God equipd the called!"

Jamielynn Tinkey used those words when Reporter asked about her two weeks of orientation for the new, worldwide missionaries at the LCMS International Center June 13-24 here. "Nothing is impossible with God's help," she added.

Tinkey is one of 18 missionaries, their five spouses and nine children who spent time with Synod leaders learning more about their upcoming overseas service and building relationships with one another.  Read more . . .


Announcements/Other News

The Missouri District will be offering five conferences this fall to support our congregations and lay leaders. The purpose of the conference will be to encourage, equip and connect volunteers in our congregations through practical presentations, partnerships and networking. 

Five dates & locations across the district! A wide variety of breakout sessions! Join us for a wide variety of interesting topics to assist your congregation and its leaders.

All location times are 8:00 a.m. – Noon and registration is only $10 per person.

Click on the date/location below for more information and to register.


Grace Place Wellness Church Worker Retreat
October 17-21, Big Cedar Lodge, Ridgedale MO

The Missouri District is partnering with Grace Place Wellness to host a retreat for active church workers. It will be held at Big Cedar Lodge on Oct. 17 – 21, 2016. The 5-day, 4-night retreat will be held at Big Cedar Lodge, a grand wilderness resort, reminiscent of lavish, turn-of-the-century Adirondack hunting lodges, but with all the modern conveniences. The only cost for the participants is a $250 registration fee and transportation to and from the retreat facility. Meals and lodging included. There are seven spots open so first come, first serve. CLICK HERE to register.

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.

District and Church Events 
          ( National Youth Gathering Missouri District School Administrators' Conference, E2 Encourage and Equip Conferences 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