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Recent Issues

January 2018
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  • High school student personalizes disaster relief as graduation project
  • Lutherans join in three-year effort to read the Word of God together
  • Seeds of faith grow into major gift for North American Lutheran Seminary
  • Lenten devotions from Pastor Wendel
  • Life Conference precedes March for Life
  • Photos from 2018 March for Life in Washington, D.C.
  • Annual Congregational Reports
  • Epiphany – Image vs. Identity – Message from Bishop John Bradosky   
  • Temples and Priests: Before and after Christ’s resurrection (Part 6) – Pastor Mark Chavez
  • Mark Ryman accepts call to Sola Publishing
  • Created Male and Female – An Open Letter from Religious Leaders
  • LWR Farmers Market Coffee
  • Church leadership new year’s resolutions –  “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Faithwebbing.com Youth and Family Ministry Update
  • LWR provides resources for Lent
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference

December 2017
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  • Light, Life and Love: Kurt Reuber’s Stalingrad Madonna, Christmas 1942
  • Moments of Mission 2018 calendars and notecards
  • Lutheran Military Veterans and Families Ministries gives gift of Christ’s care – Blue Christmas Vigil on Facebook
  • 2018 NALC Pastors Conference to focus on discipleship and leadership
  • Daily Bible Reading Guide
  • How’s your vision? – Message from Bishop John Bradosky
  • Temples and Priests: Before and after Christ’s resurrection (Part 5) – Pastor Mark Chavez
  • NALC Life Conference precedes March for Life
  • Support the North American Lutheran Seminary
  • Pastor Valery Hryhoryk’s ministry in Belarus 
  • Order and peace, not confusion and chaos – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel

November 2017
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  • NALC leaders observe Reformation anniversary in Wittenberg, Germany
  • Senior Adult Ministry Conference
  • Bible reading marathon in Virginia
  • “Temples and Priests – Before and after Christ’s resurrection” – Part 4 by Pastor Mark Chavez
  • LAMP – Lutheran Association of Missionaries and Pilots
  • Youth and Family Ministry – faithwebbing.com update  
  • 2018 NALC Pastors Conference: “Discipleship, Leadership and the NALC Pastor” – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Advent devotions by Pastor Wendel
  • ACNA – NALC affirmations
  • Faithkeepers: Be Your Brothers’ Keeper
  • North American Lutheran Seminary
  • “Moving Forward Faithfully – Reclaiming the Transcendent Truth and Authority of God’s Word” by Bishop John Bradosky
  • Moments of Mission calendars and notecards

October 2017
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  • Remembering the Reformation: NALC pastor in Florida has amazing collection of Reformation memorabilia
  • LCMS and NALC dialogue produces new book on Law and Gospel
  • “The need for reform in the church today” — Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Introducing Pastor Valery Hryhoryk, NALC Global Worker in Belarus
  • Chuck Lindquist to retire as director of World Mission Prayer League U.S. Paul Gossman named new WMPL General Director
  • Charles Jackson named executive director of World Mission Prayer League Canada
  • Pearl Harbor victim welcomed home with funeral 75 years in the making
  • Victory Ministries update
  • “Temples and Priests – Before and after Christ’s resurrection” — Part 3 by Pastor Mark Chavez
  • “Christ Centered and ‘Altogether Born Again’” – Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel
  • Youth and Family Ministry – faithwebbing.com update

September 2017
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  • NALC Disaster Response working to assist those hurt by hurricanes
  • Nestingen hosts online text study
  • “Reformation and transformation begin with the Word of God” — Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • “Try it, you’ll like it!” by Pastor Carl Nielsen
  • Ebenezer Oromo Evangelical Church
  • NALC Senior Ministry Conference
  • “Temples and Priests – Before and after Christ’s resurrection” — Part 2 by Pastor Mark Chavez
  • Reflections on visit to Malawi by Pastor Allen Schoonover
  • “Congregationally Focused, Intentionally Connected” — Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel
  • Youth and Family Ministry — faithwebbing.com update

2017 Convocation Highlights Bulletin Insert 

August 2017
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  • 2017 NALC Convocation focuses on Discipleship and Reformation
  • Mark Braaten and Brian Sutton elected to NALC Executive Council; Greene and Hollander elected to Court of Adjudication
  • Convocation votes to keep current process for electing NALC Bishop
  • Convocation approves 2018 budgets; Congregations encouraged to increase benevolence giving to NALC
  • Stuff the Truck for Disaster Response
  • Moments of Mission calendars and notecards are still available
  • Photos from NALC Convocation
  • Anniversaries recognized at Convocation
  • Bishop’s report to the Convocation
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures in Theology
  • Ventures in Youth Ministry Symposium

July 2017
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  • 2017 NALC Convocation to celebrate 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Church leaders from Africa will be featured preachers
  • Convocation to elect Executive Council, Court of Adjudication
  • Changes to Bishop election process to be considered by Convocation
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures in Theology
  • “Moments of Mission” artwork to be available at Convocation
  • Mission update from the Panzos
  • “Temples and Priests: Before and after Christ’s resurrection” by Pastor Mark Chavez
  • NALC pastors provide leadership for Call to Love Conference
  • “Luther on the Christian life” — Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Stuff the truck for Disaster Response
  • Mission Office update
  • Faithwebbing.com update
  • “Is your congregation stagnant and in decline? Welcome to Life-to-Life Discipleship – Jesus’ intention for renewal and re-formation” — Ministry Matters by Pastor David Wendel

June 2017
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  • “Moments of Mission” artwork offered to inspire mission and support the NALC’s Great Commission Society
  • “Holding Fast: Being Reformed” is theme of 2017 NALC Convocation
  • Celebrating ordinations
  • “Summer Reading” by the Rev. Dr. Amy Schifrin, North American Lutheran Seminary President
  • LWR Farmers Market Coffee
  • Good stewardship starts at the very beginning
  • Prayers for the Jewish people and people of the Islamic faith
  • “The nature of Christian relationships: Fair or unfair has nothing to do with it.” — Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Faithwebbing.com update
  • “In your hearing.” — “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel

May 2017
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  • Nominees for NALC Executive Council and Court of Adjudication
    (Click here for biographical information on nominees)
  • Changes to Bishop election process to be considered by Convocation (more info here)
  • North American Lutheran Seminary celebrates four new graduates
  • NALC launches Holy Families! initiative
  • Christ is Lord Ministries – Jamaica
  • Three Conversions: One family’s journey of stewardship
  • “Jesus goes ahead of us” – Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Disaster Response training in Illinois
  • Senior Adult Ministry Conference
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures in Theology – “Savior and Lord: Lectures on the Work of Christ”
  • com update
  • Mission resources available
  • “Why is the NALC involved in international relationships?” – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel

April 2017
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  • “Popularity is nothing – Faithfulness to Christ is everything.” – A Holy Week message from NALC Bishop John Bradosky
  • Nominations open for Executive Council and Court of Adjudication
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference – Auschwitz and Addis: The Church and Persecution
  • “Raised for our justification.” – An Easter message from Dr. David S. Yeago, North American Lutheran Seminary
  • Celebrating Ordinations
  • Hope in Haiti
  • NALC signs partnership with Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus
  • Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus installs new leaders
  • “The Preaching of Christ” – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel.
  • Your heart follows your treasure
  • Faithwebbing.com update
  • A new building for Reformation Lutheran Church in Culpeper, Va.
  • Thanks for Answered Prayers from Pastor Mark Chavez

March 2017
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  • Lent is a time to slow down and examine yourself and your faith – A Lenten message from NALC Bishop John Bradosky
  • Executive Council affirms annual Convocations
  • Changes to Bishop election process to be considered by Convocation
  • Nominations open for Executive Council and Court of Adjudication
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference – Auschwitz and Addis: The Church and Persecution.
  • 2017 NALC Pastors Conference
  • Thank you from some NALS students
  • Speakers are announced for 2017 Braaten-Benne Lectures in Theology
  • Mary Bates to serve as Director of NALC Disaster Response
  • Meet our new global workers – Stephen and Rachel Katterhenrich serve with Wycliffe in Tanzania
  • “Boundless Joy” – update from Mim Nellermoe, NALC Global Worker in China.
  • Update from Didi and Serafina Panzo – NALC Global Workers in Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Are you called to serve in Ethiopia?
  • Updated Mission Resources available
  • Annual Reports from congregations
  • Faithwebbing.com update
  • Mission District to offer summer camp
  • “Daily devotions? Why bother?” – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel

January-February 2017
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  • NALC pastors to gather in Florida for annual Pastors Conference
  • NALC leaders visit newly-elected church leaders in Africa
  • NALC Treasurer’s Report
  • 2017 March for Life photos
  • “Who is Jesus?” – A Message from Bishop John Bradosky
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference
  • “From Now On” – A report from the NALC Church Planting Conference by Pastor Gemechis Buba
  • Clergy vestments needed for Africa
  • “What is a pastor and what is pastoral leadership?” – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Faithwebbing.com update