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Recent Issues

August 2018
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  • NALC Convocation meets in Denver during Lutheran Week.
  • NALC begins time of discernment and prayer prior to election of Bishop.
  • Bishop John Bradosky announces that he will not seek reelection.
  • North American Lutheran Seminary to seek to call new president.
  • Convocation elects leaders for NALC.
  • Convocation approves 2019 budgets.
  • Photos from NALC Convocation and other events of Lutheran Week.
  • Report of Bishop to the Convocation.
  • Anniversaries recognized at Convocation.

July 2018
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  • NALC Convocation to meet in Denver.
  • Nominees for NALC Executive Council, Court of Adjudication, Canada Section.
  • Nominees for North American Lutheran Seminary Board of Regents.
  • Biographical information on nominees.
  • NALC Operating Budget update.
  • Person of the Holy Spirit is topic of Braaten-Benne Lectures in Theology.
  • Stuff the Tonka truck for NALC Disaster Response.
  • NALC closes office in Hilliard, Ohio.
  • Consider the work of the Holy Spirit – Message from Bishop John Bradosky.
  • NALC Senior Ministry Conference.
  • Faithwebbing.com Youth and Family Ministry.
  • All Saints Lutheran in Arlington, Texas, begins a Spanish-language ministry.
  • Texas congregation continues Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
  • NALC delegation attends GAFCON – “Ministry Matters” from Pastor David Wendel.

June 2018
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  • NALC women offer theological training for women in Malawi.
  • Registration open for NALC Convocation and other events of 2018 Lutheran Week.
  • Person of the Holy Spirit is topic of Braaten-Benne Lectures in Theology.
  • Stuff the Tonka truck for NALC Disaster Response.
  • The Academy: Ministry and Relationships.
  • “Dangers of discipleship” – Message from Bishop John Bradosky.
  • Faithwebbing.com Youth and Family Ministry.
  • Congo Mission International – Building bridges between Lutherans in North America and Congo.
  • Water Mission project answers prayers bringing water to community in Kenya.
  • Canada Mission District Youth Gathering.
  • “Finding Jesus in Jerusalem” – “Ministry Matters” from Pastor David Wendel.

May 2018
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  • Nominations for 2018 announced. 2018 NALC Convocation will elect members of Executive Council, Court of Adjudication and NALS Board of Regents.
  • Biographical information on nominees.
  • Registration open for NALC Convocation and other events of 2018 Lutheran week.
  • “Lord, make us combustible material!” – Message from Bishop John Bradosky.
  • Blessed to be a blessing – Oromo Evangelical Church in Columbus, Ohio, dedicates new building.
  • Andrew Fuller, Joan Corniea and Brad Hales join NALC staff.
  • Update from Pastor Valery Hryhoryk – NALC Global Worker in Belarus.
  • Update from Pastor Didi Panzo – NALC Global Worker in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Scriptural retirement: Serving and sharing Jesus.
  • Faithwebbing.com Youth and Family Ministry.
  • Appeal benefits your North American Lutheran Seminary.
  • NALC income vs. expenses – “Ministry Matters” from Pastor David Wendel.

March/April 2018
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  • Bishop John Bradosky’s Easter message.
  • Wisconsin church donates shower trailer to NALC Disaster Response.
  • Nominations sought for positions to be elected at 2018 Convocation.
  • Registration open for 2018 NALC Convocation.
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference to feature Malcolm Guite and Steve Bell.
  • Daniel Nelson, missionary to China: Remembering the Lutheran missionary and family killed in skyjacking.
  • The Law and Discipleship – Message from Bishop John Bradosky.
  • The Academy by NALC Renewal Team.
  • Andrew Fuller named Communications Director for NALC.
  • Kathy Jacobson is retiring.
  • Congregational Leadership: A Ministry of Reconciliation – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel.
  • Ancient Evangelical Future Conference.
  • Faithwebbing.com Youth and Family Ministry.

February 2018
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  • God on the move in Ohio – Oromo Evangelical Church of Columbus
  • NALC Pastors Conference in San Antonio, Texas
  • NALC to consider adding regional bishops to better serve congregations
  • Nominations sought for positions to be elected at 2018 Convocation
  • Renewing and reviving the aging church
  • “Vision for an NALC pastor” — Message from Bishop John Bradosky
  • Ordinations.
  • Canadian Rockies Theological Conference to feature Malcolm Guite and Steve Bell
  • NALC Disaster Response update
  • FEMA assistance eligibility to include churches
  • The NALC: Clergy and Laity —“Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Lenten devotions from Pastor Wendel
  • Faithwebbing.com Youth and Family Ministry Update
  • Annual reports from congregations

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