We want to make your life a little bit easier as you prepare for the Synod Convention. We’re compiling short summaries of all the Resolutions found in Today’s Business #1. This is not so that Delegates don’t take the time to carefully study all of the Resolutions, but for reference after that, to quickly have an idea about what resolution is what. Or perhaps these summaries will help you understand what you just read! Either way, please make use of these as you find helpful.
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Floor Committee 3 – Mercy
3–01 – To Commend and Give Thanks for the Work of Synod regarding Disaster Response
Gives thanks for the work of LCMS Disaster Response in regard to 10 listed disasters, as well as in general, and encourages ongoing readiness to respond to disasters as they come.
3–02 – To Commend Lutherans for Life and LCMS Life Ministries
Gives thanks for the work of LFL and LCMS Life Ministries, condemns the recent legislative actions in various states, and encourages LCMS congregations to continue advocating for life and to attend upcoming LCMS Life conferences.
3–03 – To Give Thanks for the “Cooperation in Externals” with LIRS in Welcoming Refugees and Displaced Persons
We will publish a separate article on this resolution.
3–04 – To Encourage Training of Our Pastors, Church Workers and Congregations to Recognize and Provide Pastoral Care for Those Suffering from Clinical Depression, Mental Illnesses, and Other Mental Disorders
Calls attention to, and encourages more training for, recognizing mental illnesses and disorders and providing Gospel-centered care for those suffering from them.
3–05 – To Encourage Worker Wellness
Encourages church workers to be well in all sorts of areas in their lives, including taking advantage of various service organizations that work specifically in this area such as DOXOLOGY.
3–06 – To Respectfully Decline Overtures
For reasons given, declines to make use of certain submitted overtures.