President Harrison comments on ULC

Found on the Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog: Friday, September 30, 2011 Dear Friends in Christ, In the course of the September meeting of the Council of Presidents, Minnesota North President Don Fondow and I requested of President Lane Seitz … Continue reading

To Encourage a more Uniform Practice of Worship Forms from our Hymnals

TO ENCOURAGE A MORE UNIFORM PRACTICE OF WORSHIP FORMS FROM OUR HYMNALS WHEREAS, a great diversity of worship practices in our synod has led to less unity in our synod and not more unity; and WHEREAS, common questions after visiting … Continue reading

To Train Pastoral Candidates Thoroughly

TO TRAIN PASTORAL CANDIDATES THOROUGHLY WHEREAS, Jesus commanded His apostles to make disciples of all the nations by baptizing and teaching “all (emphasis added) that I have commanded you…” (Matthew 28:20); and WHEREAS, God, through the Apostle Paul, listed as … Continue reading

ULC Purchase Agreement signed…

District Sells to Doran The link is from a friend…   What are the consequences of this?  Is there still a way to save ULC? This whole thing reminds me of a process with a goal that has had greased … Continue reading

Issues, Etc. on the ULC situation with Pr. David Kind

And another blog post on the issue: Father Hollywood   Found on Issues, Etc. The Proposed Sale of University Lutheran Chapel-Minneapolis & Campus Ministry in the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod Pastor David Kind of University Lutheran Chapel-Minneapolis, MN … Continue reading

Help CPH and perhaps win a Kindle!

From CPH: May I have a few minutes of your time? Concordia Publishing House is giving away two Kindles to two people, chosen from those who fill out our Reformation resource survey. We would love to hear from as many … Continue reading

An Invitation for the MN South Board of Directors and President Seitz to Use His Suggested Method to Solve the Conflict over ULC, by Pr. Rossow

Does anyone deny that there is a conflict in the Minnesota South District over the dispensation of the University Lutheran Chapel property? In the last edition of the Minnesota South District Reporter insert President Lane Seitz describes his own personal … Continue reading

Improvement to the Information Provided in District Financial Reports

IMPROVEMENT TO THE INFORMATION PROVIDED IN DISTRICT FINANCIAL REPORTS WHEREAS, we have begun to realize that we have not always empowered laity to be full partners in the churches mission, and WHEREAS, part of the Christian’s responsibility is financial stewardship, … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Ballgame Excuses

This one gets you thinking .. found on facebook. HT: David Juhl I’m too tired to watch the ballgame. The day of the ballgame is the only day I have to myself. Everybody else will be there and I don’t … Continue reading

To Ensure That Every Man who Pastors is a Pastor

TO ENSURE THAT EVERY MAN WHO PASTORS IS A PASTOR WHEREAS, in certain situations today, the Synod approves of preaching and administration of the sacraments by men who have not been publicly called to and placed in the office of … Continue reading

To Encourage Harmony in the District’s Worship

TO ENCOURAGE HARMONY IN THE DISTRICT’S WORSHIP WHEREAS, the Scriptures say that in Christian worship “all things should be done decently and in order” (I Cor. 14:40); and WHEREAS, the Scriptures say that, “‘All things are lawful,’ but not all … Continue reading

Faithful use of LSB

TO ENCOURAGE FAITHFUL USE OF OUR NEW HYMNAL Whereas in 2006, the LCMS published Lutheran Service Book; and Whereas this book has proven a great blessing to our Synod not only in the richness of its presentation of the Gospel … Continue reading

Maintain Current Circuits

TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENT CIRCUIT ALIGNMENT UNLESS REALIGNMENT IS NECESSARY WHEREAS, the ((DISTRICT)) Board of Directors has recommended a realignment of visitation circuits within the district; and WHEREAS, this realignment has been proposed in part because the dissolution of one … Continue reading

Benke participates in worship service with ELCA, according to ELCA news release (by Pr. Charles Henrickson)

It was ten years ago today, on September 23, 2001, that Atlantic District President David Benke participated in the interfaith prayer service “A Prayer for America” in New York City. Benke had previously participated in an interfaith prayer service on … Continue reading

Place Small Catechism in the Public Domain

I’m setting up a method of posting some overtures on our website; I hope to have a method of accessing them shortly. For now I’ve posted two overtures for your comment. These can be submitted to your district conventions, or … Continue reading

Great Stuff — thisweconfess on Getting the Message Out or Getting the Message Right?

I came across this post on Google+ on a blog that I’ve never come across before. It sounds a lot like “Get the Message Right, Missouri .. Get the Message out, Missouri”. This talks about a lot of what I’ve … Continue reading

Excellent TV Coverage of the Foolish Sale of the ULC Sanctuary, by Pr. Rossow

We thank BJS reader John Frahm for alerting us to the attached television news story on the Minnesota South District of the LCMS’ foolish decision to sell the ULC sanctuary out from under the parish. Here is the link to … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Justification Rules on If It Ain’t Broke…

I found this one over on Justification Rules / My Heart and Conscience: Thoughts and such from Rev. Jay Hobson.     The past couple days I attended a conference for new pastors (1-3 years in the ministry). The topic … Continue reading

Message for September from President Harrison

Found on the Office of the President section of the LCMS website, here. In his September message to the Synod, President Harrison emphasizes how vital it is for the church to help families keep their children in the faith. … Continue reading

Finance&Commerce — Leadership votes to sell church near University of Minnesota campus

Thanks to a loyal BJS reader for pointing us to another article on the sale which provides a bit more information. This was found on the Finance&Commerce website — “the only daily publication exclusively covering business in Minnesota”:   By … Continue reading

Use of LSB for special worship events.

One of the things that are needed are overture submissions from churches or circuit forums; they must be submitted by a specific date for each district convention. If you have a overture that you would like to submit for your … Continue reading

WMLT — National Mission Conference

Found on the Witness, Mercy, Life Together blog:   The National Mission Conference (September 20-22, 2011) began today with worship and a sermon by President Harrison based on Acts 2:14-28. In his sermon, the task of Christians is to bring … Continue reading

Great Stuff — Confessional Bytes on Why Apologetics?

Found on Jim Pierce’s Confessional Bytes blog:   If you are a regular reader of Confessional’s Bytes, then by now you have read ad nauseum that I was an atheist for 18 years prior to being a Christian and Confessional … Continue reading

MNdaily.com — Dinkytown church to close, make room for new complex

Found on facebook, posted from MNdaily.com:   Hundreds of emails and phone calls flooded Pastor David Kind’s University Lutheran Chapel office Wednesday after his congregation heard the church will close by the end of the year. The board of directors … Continue reading

Letter to the MN South District Board of Directors by Rev. Mark Preus

This letter came across to my wife’s facebook, and then when I finally joined facebook (I held out until now) I was able to see it too.  This is from a good friend (and distant relative) who has suffered alongside … Continue reading