6.6.2007 LCMS News
THE LUTHERAN CHURCH Missouri Synod
June 6, 2007 .................... LCMSNews -- No. 34
Committees propose 97 resolutions for convention
Nine convention floor committees are proposing a total of 97 resolutions for delegates to consider at this summer's triennial Synod convention, July 14-19 in Houston.
Eight of those committees met in St. Louis the weekend starting May 18 to form their resolutions. The ninth -- for Convention Nominations -- submitted their only resolution earlier.
The proposed resolutions primarily respond to a total of 361 overtures from congregations, district conventions and boards of directors, church-worker conferences, circuit forums, and boards, commissions, and other official entities of the Synod. Those overtures appear in the 2007 Convention Workbook. For the last Synod convention in 2004, floor committees proposed 115 resolutions.
In his report at the beginning of the weekend, Synod President Gerald B. Kieschnick referred to the 2007 convention's theme of "One Message -- Christ! His Love Is Here for You!" and to the Synod's "One mission -- to be Ablaze! -- our hearts on fire in seeking the lost for Christ ...."
"It is both my counsel to you and my prayer to God," Kieschnick said to the floor committees, "that every resolution you prepare for presentation to the convention of our Synod will reflect this theme and will enhance this mission connected to it, to the glory of God and for the salvation of many of the people of the world who do not now confess the name of Jesus."
The floor committees' resolutions will be printed in the first issue of the daily convention guide, Today's Business. That issue is to be mailed by June 15 to delegates and congregations. The resolutions also are on the Web, at http://reporter.lcms.org and at http://www.lcms.org/convention (click on "Resolutions," then on "Today's Business").
Also online at http://reporter.lcms.org are responses from the five nominees for Synod president to questions related to LCMS issues. Those nominees, in alphabetical order, are Dr. William R. Diekelman, Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick, Rev. Daniel Preus, Dr. Wallace R. Schulz, and Dr. John C. Wohlrabe.
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