The LCMS Convention — from Overture to Action — how it works

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About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

Norm has been involved behind the scenes in many of the "go-to" websites for Lutherans going back many years.


The LCMS Convention — from Overture to Action — how it works — 3 Comments

  1. Not correct unless little frames pop out and show what really goes on…

    1) Pop out frame shows a smoky room with a select few ordering (and re-writing) the overtures so only the ones they want to discuss come to the floor.
    2) Pop out frame shows the insiders lining up at the mic to call the question to close discussion before anyone can amend
    3) shows the speaker closing discussion as the opposition approaches the mic

    and a special one for Michigan
    4) Leaving an acknowledged overture completely out of the material given to floor, after being notified of the error before the regional meetings…

  2. @Rev. Larry Wright #1: “Not correct unless little frames pop out and show what really goes on…”

    Don’t forget:

    5) Revise any overtures seeking to question or overturn any past CCM opinions in an overture approving all CCM opinions and bury it in an Omnibus “Mom and Apple Pie” Resolution to be considered on the last day.

    Some of the list of 2013 LCMS Convention Floor Committees may already have copies of those pop-outs.

  3. My favorite one year was when they asked the delegates from multiple midwestern districts to go have our pictures taken in a different room…while the business and voting continued on the floor. The district president and most of the pastors didn’t bother to show up for the picture. Then the official photographer offered to sell us an overpriced copy of the picture
    with half the delegation missing. Something they could have warned us about during orientation as the districts should have done this outside of the daily business schedule.

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