Synod convention delegates reelected Pres. Mark Schroeder to his third four-year term as WELS synod president on the opening day of the synod convention.
Schroeder “thankfully, joyfully” accepted the call. “I am truly humbled that God in his wisdom would see fit to give this clay jar the opportunity to serve you again as synod president,” he says, “and I am truly humbled that you have placed that trust in me once again.”
Schroeder notes that it has been a joy and a privilege for him to serve in this capacity for the past eight years. “Not a day goes by that I don’t marvel on God and his continued grace to us as individuals, to us as a church body,” he says. “I ask for God’s continued blessings on his church, on our dear Wisconsin Synod, completely trusting in his promises to do what he always does—to bless his Word.”
In his president’s report to the delegates, Schroeder pointed out the blessings God has given to WELS over the past two years and shared the importance of hanging on to our heritage as confessional Lutherans.
He concluded, “May God continue to bless the small corner of his church that we call the Wisconsin Synod. May he keep us faithful, may he give us joy in our labor, and may he always keep our eyes focused on the cross where he died for us and on the heavens from which he will come again to take us home.”
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Volume 102, Number 10
Issue: October 2015
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