2019 National LCMS Convention ⋅ July 20-25, 2019 ⋅ Tampa, Florida
Information on the convention itself is available online at https://www.lcms.org/convention. More information will be added below as it is available. If you have questions on other convention details, feel free to contact Nichole Hetz, convention coordinator, by phone at 952-913-2973 during office hours of 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or by email anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nebraska District Congregations
Dear Friends in Christ,
“Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” (Eph. 6:23–24)
First and foremost, the last Synod Convention changed who can vote in the Synodical President election. In the past, the congregations’ delegates who attended the District Convention were automatically enrolled to vote. This has changed. Each congregation must register to vote in this election. This is the first time/cycle you are required to register your voters. The registration form for your congregation should have come in the mail.
PLEASE make sure your registration form for the Synodical President election has been:
- SENT IN
Voter registration can be submitted any time from now until March 24, 2019. I encourage you elect those who will vote for your congregation and register them as soon as possible. If you do not choose and register them, you will not have a vote in the election. Please visit the synod website at https://www.lcms.org/convention/nominations-and-elections/president if you have questions.
One other note to draw to your attention: We are in the midst of the nomination process for President and Vice-Presidents of Synod. You should have received the color-coded nominations and return envelopes. You can find information about the specific nominations below.
- First Vice-President: https://www.lcms.org/convention/nominations-and-elections/vice-president
- Regional Vice-Presidents: https://www.lcms.org/convention/nominations-and-elections/regional-vice-presidents
I encourage your congregation to prayerfully participate in the nomination and election process. The deadline for receipt of those nomination ballots is February 20, 2019.
As we walk together as God’s people, we pray that all that we do builds up the body of Christ, glorifies our Savior Jesus, and is done in love for one another. God bless our Synod! Please reach out to the convention coordinator for our district (email@example.com) or the Synod Secretary (firstname.lastname@example.org) in St. Louis if you have any questions or needs. It would be preferable that these nominations and voter selections would come from your Voters’ Assembly, but check your constitution for procedural qualifications.
By grace we are and remain “Ambassadors for Christ,”
Rev. Richard Snow, President
Nebraska District, LCMS
1 Corinthians 5:20
Thank you for agreeing to serve as a voting delegate for your circuit. Details for the upcoming convention such as travel, lodging, and meals will be coordinated through the Nebraska District Office. It is the goal of the Nebraska District to cover all reasonable expenses incurred by your attendance at the convention.
Your name and information has been given to the Secretary of Synod and you are already registered for the convention. Your hotel room will be booked in the District block for you. You will be responsible for booking your own airfare, but you are asked to wait until you receive more information before booking your flight to ensure reimbursement eligibility. Meals at convention will also be covered by a per diem. Only expenses for delegates will be covered by the Nebraska District, and costs for spouses will be their responsibility. Watch for more information on all of this to be shared in early spring.
Information on the convention itself is available online at https://www.lcms.org/convention. If you have questions on other convention details, feel free to contact Nichole Hetz, convention coordinator, by phone at 952-913-2973 during office hours of 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. or by email anytime at email@example.com.