Updated Synod Governing Docs
Go through the "Member Portal" to access the updated
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.
Congratulations, 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
We also have pics from the 2014 synod trip under the
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: https://www.facebook.com/WVWMDSynod/posts.
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.
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
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 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 http://www.clp-online.org/.
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
West Virginia-Western Maryland Synod,
412 Fairmont Avenue, Suite #3, Fairmont, WV 26554
304-363-4030 + Porter@WV-WMD.org