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Headline News
(11 June 2019)

Updated Synod Governing Docs

Go through the "Member Portal" to access the updated governing documents.

Synod Assembly 2019 Is in the Can

The Preliminary, Bleary-Eyed After Action Report with Elections Update is posted on Our Synod Assembly Page along with information on the Bulletin of Reports and accessing video of the assembly. Visit the Synod Assembly Page.

MahatokyCongratulations, Pr. Mahatoky!

Congratulations to Pastor Mahatoky Tsiombota, president of the South Betioky Regional Synod, Malagasy Lutheran Church, on 41 years of ordained ministry! They will be having a grand celebration of this jubilee in Betioky the weekend of May 4-5. Let us join our prayers with those of our brothers and sisters in Madagascar as they give thinks for faithful witness and work in promulgating the Gospel.

The South Betioky Regional Synod has been a companion synod of the WV-WMD Synod since the beginning of the program. If you are interested in learning more about Madagascar and the church there, contact Pr. Ian Reid, First Lutheran Church, Parkersburg.

Just this past fall, we were happy to have Prof. Jonah Gabriel, Director of the Bezaha Seminary visit us. You can check our the journal of the visit and pics on our synod's  Facebook page in the album "Prof. Jonah Gabriel's Visit."

If you would like to see pics of Ian's and +Riegel visit to Madagascar, +Riegel set up an album on his personal Facebook page. You can check it out under the title, "Madagascar 2017."

We also have pics from the 2014 synod trip under the title, "Ambassadors to Madagascar."


Camp Luther: Camper Registration

Camp Luther's registration form for Camp Luther 2019 is now available. Visit Camp Luther's website to download you camper's form.

If you haven't visited our Facebook page...

Throughout Lent, we posted short readings, both prose and poetry, works of art, and music on the synod's Facebook page. If you didn't catch these offerings, visit our page and scroll through the post feed:

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.

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Parochial Reports

Deadline for submission of parochial reports was February 15. That said, we really want them (even if they are late). Please, please, please---we're begging you---complete your parochial report as soon as possible. More information (including on-line access links) can be found on the Congregations Page.

Synod Newsletter Debuts

A WV-WMD synod newsletter is now being published electronically. The first issue came out in October. The newsletter will work on a free subscription basis. What does that mean? It costs the reader nothing, but the reader does have to subscribe. Subscribers will receive the newsletter by email. To subscribe, click here.

Flood Recovery

Flood recovery is a long and and difficult process. Community Lutheran Partners, Inc. is in it for the long haul. To give through Community Lutheran Partners visit at Also, visit its website to learn about volunteer opportunities. Disaster response teams should coordinate with Sherri Schafer at Community Lutheran Partners prior to making plans to enter the affected area.

West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod, 412 Fairmont Avenue, Suite #3, Fairmont, WV 26554
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