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The Voters Assembly of Christ Lutheran Church, Sioux Falls, SD, adopted the following overture at its regular meeting of January 13, 2013. The overture was submitted to the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for adoption at the convention being held July 20-25 in St. Louis. The overture is printed on pages 178 and 179 of the 2013 Convention Workbook.

 

To Memorialize the Synod to Reaffirm the Doctrine of the Office of the Holy Ministry and Rescind 1989 Res. 3-05B

Whereas, Our Lord Jesus Christ has granted to His church the gift of the office of the holy ministry (John 20:21-23, Eph. 4:11, Matt. 28:19-20); and

Whereas, Christ has declared to those who have been placed into this office by Him, “He who hears you hears Me” (Luke 10:16); and

Whereas, our Lutheran Confessions make it abundantly clear that those who have been placed into this office stand in the stead and by the command of Christ so that as it is Christ Himself Who through the office pronounces absolution to His people, baptizes them, distributes His body and blood to them in the Holy Supper and preaches to and teaches them through the voice of the called minister (SC V 27, AC V; XIV; XXV; Ap XIII 12; VII 28; XIV 1; XII 39-41; AC XXVIII 8-9; Ap. XXVIII 19); and

Whereas, the 1989 Synod in convention (Res. 3-05B) at Wichita, Kansas, allowed for lay people to preach and administer Sacraments publicly in LCMS congregations at worship, though this is contrary to Scripture and the Lutheran Confessions, as stated above; therefore be it

Resolved, That the Synod reaffirm the doctrine of the office of the holy ministry; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod reaffirm the confessions’ position that, according to ecclesiastical order and its functions, “no one should publicly teach in the church or administer the Sacraments unless he be regularly called” (AC XIV). In upholding this position, we guard against confusion the uniqueness of this office its functions with the identity and responsibilities of the priesthood of all believers; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod through her district Presidents, district Vice Presidents, and circuit counselors assist the congregations of the Synod in upholding this doctrine of Christ; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod promote and instruct her congregations, educational institutions and agencies in this essential confessional doctrine concerning the office of the holy ministry; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod rescind 1989 resolution 3-05B; and be it further

Resolved, That the Synod reaffirm 1995 resolution 3-07A (Rescinded at the 2001 convention); and be it finally

Resolved, That the Synod no longer authorize its districts to place into the ministry of the word and sacrament men who are not regularly called according to AC XIV.

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Pastor Matthew Nix has accepted the call to the dual parish of Christ-Trinity Deaf of Sioux Falls. He was installed on Sunday, February 27, 2011, at 3:00 pm. Guest preacher was Secretary of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and former SD District President, Pr. Raymond Hartwig. (Sermons)

UPDATE: The Voters Assembly, at its budget meeting of January 12, 2020, adopted its 2020 budget, and voted to continue as a member of the Issues, Etc. 300, for the 10th year.

The Voters Assembly at its regular meeting of January 9, 2011, adopted its 2011 budget. As part of its Missions budget is a line item for Issues, Etc. (via Lutheran Public Radio) and has become a member of the Issues, Etc. 300.


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2020

(financial reports separate page)

2019

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2018

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2017

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2016

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2015

(unless otherwise noted: financial reports separate page)

2014

  • December (pdf 4 pgs, 399 kb) calendars included, financial reports separate page
  • November (pdf 4 pgs, 337 kb) calendar included, financial reports separate page
  • October (pdf 4 pgs, 431 kb) calendar included, financial reports separate page
  • September (pdf 4 pgs, 454 kb) calendar included, financial reports separate page
  • August (pdf 4 pgs, 423 kb) calendar included, financial reports separate page
  • July (pdf 4 pgs, 542 kb) calendars included, financial reports separate page
  • June (pdf 8 pgs, 1.5 mb) Calendar (pdf 1 pg, 168 kb)
  • May (pdf 8 pgs, 687 kb) Calendar (pdf 1 pg, 64 kb)
  • April (pdf 8 pgs, 1.43 mb) Calendar (pdf 1 pg, 184 kb)
  • March (pdf 8 pgs, 1.70 mb) Calendar (pdf 1 pg, 135 kb)
  • February (pdf 8 pgs, 1.41 mb) calendars included (UPDATE: February dates corrected)
  • January (pdf 8 pgs, 1.72 mb) calendars included

2013

  • December (pdf 8 pgs, 1.48 mb) calendars included
  • November (pdf 8 pgs, 1.49 mb) calendars included
  • October (pdf 8 pgs, 1.42 mb) calendars included
  • September (pdf 8 pgs, 1.13 mb) calendars included
  • August (pdf 4 pgs, 927 kb), Aug-Sept Calendars (pdf 2 pgs, 212 kb)
  • July (pdf 8 pgs, 1.74 mb), July-Aug Calendars (pdf 2 pgs, 212 kb)
  • June (pdf 8 pgs, 1.33 mb), Calendars (pdf 2 pgs, 171 kb)
  • May (pdf 8 pgs, 732 kb - calendars included - May has been corrected)
  • April (pdf 8 pgs, 1.17 mb), Calendar (pdf 1 pg, 180 kb)
  • March (pdf 8 pgs, 699 kb - calendars included)
  • February (pdf 8 pgs, 314 kb - calendars included)
  • January (pdf 4 pgs, 425 kb), Calendar (pdf 1 pg, 114 kb, corrected)

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The Voters Assemblies of both Christ Lutheran and Trinity Lutheran of the Deaf adopted the proposed Joint Parish Agreement on September 12, 2010, and officially became a Dual Parish.

Rev. Dale Sattgast, President of the South Dakota District (LCMS), presented a joint parish proposal (two pages, pdf , ~47.56 kb) to the officers of Christ Lutheran Church on February 10, 2010, and answered a number of questions from the congregation on March 7, 2010.

The Voters Assembly, at its regular meeting on April 11, 2010, voted to enter into a Joint Parish Agreement with Trinity of the Deaf.

At their Oct. 1, 2009, meeting, the Board of Elders of Christ Lutheran Church reinstated the use of a Membership Application for potential and new members. The Application had fallen into disuse over the past few years. The Application contains "The Faith We Confess" and "My Life at Christ Lutheran Church" which are both Scriptural and Confessional.

For Members of Christ Lutheran, Sioux Falls:

To join the Prayer Chain, contact:

(Phone side) Pastor or one of the elders

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