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May 2020

    • Nominees for Executive Council and Court of Adjudication announced.
    • Nominations are needed for North American Lutheran Seminary Board of Regents.
    • Executive Council proposes amendments to constitution: Proposal moves from annual to biennial convocations.
    • “Waiting and praying” – Message from Bishop Dan Selbo.
    • Bishop and Commission on Theology and Doctrine address Communion during pandemic.
    • NALC Disaster Response warehouse completed, supplies are needed.
    • E-learning Friendship English Conversation – Awakening Lives to World Mission.
    • “The Word of God is not chained” – Mission update from Pastor Gemechis Buba.
    • NALS June term classes.
    • NALC welcomes William Obaga as global worker.
    • Try giving money away! – Texas congregation lives out the Parable of the Talents for stewardship emphasis.
    • “Yearning for congregational fellowship” – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
    • Youth and family ministry update.
    • “Stay with us, Lord, each and every one” by Pastor Cathi Braasch.
Download May 2020 Newsletter

April 2020

    • A theological caution from a digital professional: Thoughtfulness in the time of coronavirus.
    • Bishop Selbo asks pastors not to offer “virtual Communion.”
    • Drive-in church service is a hit in Yankton, South Dakota.
    • Bishop Selbo’s pastoral letter on coronavirus.
    • Messages from Bishop Selbo for Holy Week and Easter are online.
    • Congregations are eligible for CARES act coronavirus relief from U.S. government.
    • Coronavirus resources on NALC website.
    • Nominations sought for positions to be elected at 2020 Convocation.
    • Pastor Phillip Gagnon called as assistant to the bishop for domestic mission and discipleship.
    • Congregational annual reports.
    • DiscipleLife 2020 conference.
    • Coronavirus update from North American Lutheran Seminary.
    • NALS June term classes.
    • Coronavirus concerns cancel Canadian Rockies Theological Conference.
    • Daily Bible Reading Guide.
    • Responding to Tennessee tornados.
    • “Cherish one another, as Christ does the Church” – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
    • Youth and family ministry update from Gary and Laurie Pecuch.
Download April 2020 Newsletter

January 2020

    • DiscipleLife 2020 event for pastors and lay members is Feb. 13-15 in Orlando, Florida.
    • NALC Ministerium meets on Feb. 13.
    • Connecting faith and life – Message from Bishop Dan Selbo.
    • Summer Bible camp in Belarus by Pastor Valery Hryhoryk.
    • Mission update from Katterhenrich family.
    • Transfiguration Lutheran Mission Church update.
    • NALC representatives meet with synod leaders from Lutheran Church in Brazil.
    • Addressing “small” matters before they become “big” – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
    • Youth and family ministry update from Gary and Laurie Pecuch.
    • Daily Bible Reading Guide.
    • 2020-21 Clergy identification cards.
Download January 2020 Newsletter

November/December 2019

    • The Rev. Dr. Eric Riesen named president of North American Lutheran Seminary.
    • NALC Advent devotions by Pastor David Wendel.
    • Amy Schifrin named president emeritus, scholarship fund created in her name.
    • First thoughts on vision for NALC from Bishop Dan Selbo.
    • Our NALC military chaplains.
    • John Bradosky honored as bishop emeritus.
    • NALC New Starts Team.
    • The Academy.
    • Word of God Lutheran Church dedicates new church building.
    • Pastor Martha Shanka, NALC global worker in Dubai.
    • Awakening Lives to World Missions.
    • Pastor-to-pastor team visits Malawi, Africa.
    • 2020 March for Life.
    • Stewardship: An Invitation to Proclaim.
    • The NALC Call Process: Relational and Incarnational – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
    • DiscipleLife 2020 – February 13-15 – Orlando, Florida
Download November/December 2019 Newsletter

September/October 2019

    • Responding to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
    • NALC Disaster Response update.
    • NALS forms partnership with Concordia Lutheran Seminary in Edmonton.
    • “Choose to walk the road of life with Jesus” by Pastor Cathi Braasch.
    • The Academy.
    • Field report from India.
    • Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch.
    • World hunger and my response?
    • On increasing worship attendance – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
    • The Bible as the Word of God Statement.
Download September/October 2019 Newsletter

August 2019

    • Dan Selbo elected bishop.
    • Executive Council, Court of Adjudication members elected.
    • 2020 budgets approved.
    • Photos from Convocation and Lutheran Week.
    • Bishop John Bradosky Fund for Life-to-Life Discipleship.
    • Lutheran Week evaluation.
    • “The elephant in the Church no more” – Bishop Bradosky’s Report to the Convocation.
    • Ordination and congregation anniversaries recognized at Convocation.
    • Mission Festival highlights relationship with Lutherans in Ethiopia and Tanzania.
    • 2019 Braaten-Benne Lectures focus on work of Holy Spirit.
    • Heidi Punt commissioned as NALC Global Worker in Haiti.
Download August 2019 Newsletter

Lutheran Week 2019

    • The Rev. Dan Selbo was elected bishop
    • Lutheran Week theme is “Walking by the Spirit with the Fruit of the Spirit”
    • Events of the week included Braaten-Benne Lectures in Theology, Women of the NALC Annual Gathering and the Ventures in Youth Ministry Symposium
    • Banquet honoring Bishop John Bradosky
    • Mission Festival highlighted the NALC’s relationship with Lutherans in Ethiopia and Tanzania
    • The Rev. Bassam Abdallah and Scott Kramer were elected to Executive Council
    • The Revv. Jennifer Gold and Leslie Haines elected to the Court of Adjudication
    • 2020 budgets were approved
    • The Rev. Heidi Punt commissioned for service in Haiti
    • Reports of the work of the NALC’s staff, teams, task forces, ministries and ministry partners received
Download Lutheran Week 2019 Insert

July 2019

  • NALC Convocation to elect new bishop.
  • Mission Festival to highlight relationship with Lutherans in Ethiopia and Tanzania.
  • 12 nominees for bishop.
  • Executive Council nominees.
  • Court of Adjudication nominees.
  • Biographical Information on nominees.
  • Lutheran Week hotel, parking and shuttle information.
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures to focus on work of Holy Spirit.
  • Women of the NALC Annual Gathering.
  • Ventures in Youth Ministry.
  • It has been a joy to serve with you as your bishop – Message from Bishop John Bradosky.
  • Bishop John Bradosky Fund for Life-to-Life Discipleship.
  • Canadian Mission District Youth Gathering.
  • Path to U.S. citizenship led pastors’ family from South Africa to North Carolina.
  • Pastor’s Booth in New York.
  • NALC Disaster Response update.
  • Panzos to expand their work to include eye care.
  • Seeds on the Ground – Pastor Didi Panzo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Anxiety and fear in the midst of transition – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
Download July 2019 Newsletter

June 2019

  • Please register early for Lutheran Week.
  • Bishop John Bradosky Fund for Life-to-Life Discipleship.
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures to focus on work of Holy Spirit.
  • Discipleship can only exist and flourish in a community that nurtures disciples – Message from Bishop John Bradosky.
  • NALC Disaster Response.
  • Friendship, fellowship and life-long learning: Lasting joys of residential seminary education by NALS President Amy C. Schifrin.
  • Pastor Didi and Serafina Panzo Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Help a hurting child succeed in school.
  • Awakening Lives to World Missions.
  • Mission trip to Haiti.
  • “It’s time to give!” – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
  • Ventures in Youth Ministry.
Download June 2019 Newsletter

May 2019

  • 12 nominees for bishop.
  • Executive Council nominees.
  • Court of Adjudication nominees.
  • Biographical Information on nominees.
  • Tool trailer for NALC Disaster Response.
  • Lutheran Week 2019 is Aug. 5-9.
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures to focus on work of Holy Spirit.
  • Pentecost and early Church point to life of discipleship – Message from Bishop John Bradosky.
  • May is North American Lutheran Seminary month.
  • Belarus Ministry Update from Pastor Valery Hryhoryk.
  • Seeds on the Ground – Pastor Didi Panzo in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • “Let No One Weep” – The Resurrection is Good News! – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference.
  • Ventures in Youth Ministry.
Download May 2019 Newsletter

April 2019

  • Easter message from Bishop Bradosky.
  • Nominations sought for positions to be elected at 2019 Convocation. Bishop, Executive Council and Court of Adjudication will be elected.
  • NALC and East European Missions Network help build bridges in Ukraine.
  • Lutheran Week 2019 is Aug. 5-9.
  • Braaten-Benne Lectures to focus on work of Holy Spirit.
  • North American Lutheran Seminary partners with Lutheran colleges to educate future NALC pastors.
  • Friends of Madagascar Mission.
  • Polarization or Reconciliation? Part 2 – Compromise and Sacrifice – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
  • NALC Disaster Response update.
  • Youth and family ministry update.
Download April 2019 Newsletter

March 2019

  • NALC Executive Council is survey congregations to help new bishop best serve NALC congregations.
  • Nominations sought for positions to be elected at 2019 Convocation. Bishop, Executive Council and Court of Adjudication will be elected.
  • NALC Lenten Devotions for 2019.
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference to focus on catechism as resource for life and witness.
  • NALC Youth Gathering in Canada is May 17-20.
  • 2019 NALC Pastors’ Conference.
  • Responding to persecution in Him – Message from Bishop Bradosky.
  • NALC Disaster Response addressing flooding in Midwest.
  • Lent is a time for equipping – Message from Pastor Brad Hales, Director of Domestic Mission.
  • Belarus ministry update from Pastor Valery Hryhoryk.
  • Mission in Uganda – Lutheran Lay Renewal.
  • The Panzos in Mission – Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Polarization or Reconciliation? – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
  • Youth and family ministry update.
Download March 2019 Newsletter

January/February 2019

  • Bishop addresses sexual immorality, abortion at NALC Life Conference.
  • NALC Life Conference in Virginia precedes annual March for Life.
  • Nominations sought for positions to be elected at 2019 Convocation. Bishop, Executive Council and Court of Adjudication will be elected.
  • NALC Lenten Devotions for 2019.
  • Speakers are announced for 2019 Braaten-Benne Lectures.
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference to focus on catechism as resource for life and witness.
  • NALC Youth Gathering in Canada is May 17-20.
  • Lutheran CORE to host “Rekindle Your First Love” event for pastors.
  • Pondering Epiphany with Luther – Message from Bishop Bradosky.
  • Update from Didi Panzo – NALC Global Worker in Democratic Republic of Congo.
  • Victory Ministry in Liberia.
  • Resources from NALC mission office.
  • Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health combine operations.
  • LWR projects for Lent and Palm Sunday.
  • “The Word made flesh” – Ministry Matters from Pastor David Wendel.
  • “Persistence in Prayer” by Pastor Gemechis Buba.
  • Youth and family ministry update.
Download January/February 2019 Newsletter