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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 SymposiumColor (9,167 KB)               Black & White (8,684 KB)

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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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

posted Mar 4, 2017, 3:33 PM by Karen Lindsey   [ updated Mar 4, 2017, 3:34 PM ]

  • 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

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  • Discipleship: January Intensive Week
  • Book Donations
  • Trinity Names Permanent Dean/President
  • A Theology of Discipleship, Part 1
  • NALS Updates and Upcoming Events

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December 2016

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  • “What if it were always winter and never Christmas?” – A Christmas message from Bishop Bradosky
  • NALC Pastors Conference is Feb. 14-16
  • Life Conference precedes March for Life
  • Bringing the Light of the World to Muslim refugees – Translation of Catechism explains Christian faith in their own language
  • November ordinations
  • “Whose responsibility is mission?” by Pastor Gemechis Buba
  • Church Planting and Renewal Conference
  • NALS-TSM celebrate Luther Bowl victory
  • “The all-too-human church” – “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • “Addressing generational challenges” by Pastor Don Brandt
  • Faithwebbing.com update
  • Congregations seeking pastors

November 2016

posted Nov 23, 2016, 1:27 PM by Karen Lindsey


  • NALC Disaster Response hurricane relief efforts continue in North Carolina
  • Hurricane Matthew response in Haiti
  • Bibles and blankets for disaster relief
  • “Advent – A time for teaching the faith” — Message from Bishop Bradosky
  • Martin Luther exhibits celebrate 500th anniversary of Reformation
  • Faith in Action Day sent church members into their community
  • Mission Finder centralizes mission resources
  • Speakers are announced for Church Planting and Renewal Conference
  • Emmanuel Abraham served as leader in both church and state in Ethiopia
  • “A testimony from a ‘None’” — “In Pursuit of the Great Commission” by Pastor Don Brandt
  • NALC Pastors Conference is Feb. 14-16
  • Women of NALC consider revised guidelines
  • “Love, respect and good communication” — “Ministry Matters” by Pastor David Wendel
  • Advent devotions by Pastor Wendel

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