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Headline News
(18 May 2024)

Web UpdateSynod Website Updates

The synod website updates frequently (as in often) and irregularly (as in not on a particular schedule). Click here (or on the picture at right) to find out what has been recently updated.

When Are You Extinguishing Your Paschal Candle?

As Easter season draws to a close, it's time to think through when you are going to extinguish the Paschal candle. Some do it on Ascension Thursday during the reading of the Gospel. Others will do it on Exaudi. Still others on Pentecost. Read up on the various practices and learn why it should not burn after Pentecost (except for baptisms and funerals) on our new Paschal Candle page.

Synod Council Synopsis

A digest of the 26 April 2024 adjourned meeting of the Synod Council is posted on our Synod Council Synopsis page.

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2024 Camper Registration

Registration is open for Camp Luther 2024. Click here for details.

Camp Luther Appeal

Camp Luther has been authorized by Synod for a synod-wide appeal. Click here for the full story and information on how you can support Camp Luther by making a donation today.

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Synod Assembly 2024: Registration Open

Registration is now open for Synod Assembly 2024. Click here to register online, review deadlines, and learn more about Synod Assembly 2024.

Draft of a Social Statement on Civic Life and Faith

The Draft of a Social Statement on Civic Life and Faith is now available for review and feedback. Visit our Civic Life & Faith page for details.

Call Openings

We have one active MSP at the moment and a couple in drafting. We also have some settings in which a call could be considered without an active MSP. On top of that, there is potential for contract appointments. 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).

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.

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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