We've moved the list of updates to the WV-WMD.org to a
page of its own. Click here
(or on the pic at right) to find out what has been
Pittsburgh Compline Choir Sings Becker
The Pittsburgh Compline Choir will feature the music of
its founding director, John W. Becker, during its Sunday,
12 March 2023, compline service. Seaton Hill University's
Una Voce will be joining the choir for this
memorial compline. Compline begins at 8:00 p.m. in Heinz
Chapel, University of Pittsburgh.
The choir sings weekly during the academic term, leading
the community in the compline liturgy, the last prayer
office of the day. The service is contemplative in nature.
To learn more, visit the Pittsburgh Compline Choir
Faith & Community in Appalachia: Registration
Deadline, March 14
Registration deadline for the Faith & Community in
Appalachia Conference is March 14. After a five-year
hiatus, the Conference is back! Formerly known as the
State of Appalachia Conference, the Faith and Community in
Appalachia Conference provides a place for reflection on
the issues facing Appalachia today, opportunities for
networking, and a time to renew our spirits. The 2023
theme is "Being the Beloved Community." It will be held
24-25 March 2023 at Chief Logan State Park. The West
Virginia Council of Churches is a prime sponsor. For more
details, visit our Education for Clergy & Laity
Maple Sugar Festival at Camp Agapé
Camp Agapé's Sugar Maple Festival Returns to Hickory, PA,
18 March 2023. Details on our Camping
Camp Luther: Camper Registration
Camper registration is now open for Camp Luther 2023.
Details on our Camping Ministry page.
NLAS Seeks Jamboree Volunteers
National Lutheran Association on Scouting is looking for
scouts and scouters to staff the Lutheran booth at the
2023 Jamboree. Details on our Camping
Ministry Benefit Dinner
From the Lutheran Campus
Ministry at WVU,
Nothing beats a good meal with good company, so we’re
fixing to do just that! Join us for a special evening
out in Morgantown with a delicious four-course, locally
sourced dinner featuring modern Appalachian cuisine by Chef Marion
Ohlinger. (Yes, that Chef Marion
- Menu released shortly.
- BYOB, with suggestions by Chef Marion.
- Arrival at 6:30pm, dinner will start at 7:00pm.
- Not only will you have a great dining experience, but
the dinner benefits the Lutheran Campus Ministry at WVU
(you know, that red building with the funky roof across
from WVU’s Downtown Library)!
- Get your tickets ($60 each) today at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5744870.
- Keep an eye out for our Fall locally sourced brunch!
Synod Assembly: Registration
Online registration is now live for Synod Assembly 2023.
To register, visit the Synod Assembly 2023
The page for Synod Assembly 2023 has been live for over a
month. It includes information on resolutions &
memorials, submitting reports, exhibiting, logistics, and
lodging & dining. Click here to access.
BTW, the Synod Assembly registration fee will be
$0.00—that's right: free!
Save the date: LARCUM 2023 will be held 8-10 May 2023 in
Charleston, WV, under the theme, "Evangelism?" Learn more
on the LARCUM
Government and Civic Engagement: Study
Churchwide Assembly 2019 authorized development of a
social statement on government, civic engagement, and the
relationship of church and state. The study document is
now available. Click here
Online Reader's Sermon Library: 12th Ed.
The twelfth edition of the Readers' Sermon
Library for Synodical Lay Worship Leaders is now
online with sermons through Judica (the Sunday
before Palm Sunday).
Even those who are not called upon reading a sermon in
the corporate worship of the congregation may find reading
these sermons a helpful personal devotion. They may even
provide fodder for a group study. Help yourself.
To learn more about the SLWL program and how you can
apply for the first level license, the "reader," click
Commission for a Renewed Lutheran Church
There have been questions about the possible
reconstituting of the ELCA. There have been questions
about what this will mean for the WV-WMD Synod and for our
congregations in these mountains. Learn more on our CRLC
Query: What Do Congregational Officers Need?
A congregation is more like a small town than a small
business. That's not to say that there are no
business-like aspects to a congregation. It's just an
observation about the decision-making processes involved.
With an eye to offering some workshops (and other
resources) for [vice] presidents, secretaries, and
treasurers, we're asking you what you might find helpful
and where you are finding particular challenges. If you
are a congregational lay leader, please take this very short survey
so that we can offer what's of potential use.
Mutual Ministry Committee and the Driesen Manual
In partial fulfillment of an order from Synod Assembly 2021,
information about the Driesen Manual has been uploaded to
the website on a new page, Mutual Ministry
Committee and the Driesen Manual. You will find there
an explanation an a link to the manual.
Three congregations just activated their MSPs. With several
clergy vacancies across the territory, there are
opportunities for clergy interested in serving in the WV-WMD
Synod. Visit the clergy
page to find out whats available (or will be available
once the MSP is completed).
If you haven't checked out the members portal...
Don't forget to take a peek of the members
portal (click the button at right near the top of this
page). It's not password protected. We only call it the
"members portal" because it's mostly stuff that deals with
the internal workings of the synod. Visitors looking for
more general information about the synod, will probably find
the "guest portal" more interesting.