Weedon joins Missouri Synod as chaplain, director of Worship
ST. LOUIS, May 3, 2012—The Rev. William C. Weedon has accepted the call to serve as The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) director of Worship and International Center chaplain.
Weedon, who began serving in his new role Tuesday, will be installed at 10 a.m. Monday, May 7, at the LCMS International Center Chapel, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis.
In his director of Worship role, Weedon is responsible for proposing and creating programs that carry out the purposes and aims of the LCMS in matters of worship. As chaplain at the LCMS’ International Center in St. Louis, he works with the president's office in planning and supervising all chapel services held there, as well as offering informal chaplaincy and counseling services to employees as requested.
“We are overjoyed that Rev. Weedon has accepted the call to support the LCMS in her worship life,” said the Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission. “Rev. Weedon brings deep knowledge and passion for the liturgical life of congregations. His evangelical spirit and ability to work with everyone lovingly in koinonia makes him well-suited to lead continued discussion on a matter that lies at the heart of our life together.”
A 1982 graduate of Concordia College—New York, in Bronxville, N.Y., Weedon earned Master of Divinity and Master of Sacred Theology degrees from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, in 1986 and 1998, respectively. Prior to joining the staff at the LCMS International Center, Weedon served as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hamel, Ill., since 1992. From 1986 until 1992, he was pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Burlington, N.C.
Weedon is a contributor for Concordia Publishing House's (CPH) upcoming The Apocrypha: The Lutheran Edition with Notes; a contributor to CPH's A Year in the New Testament (2010) and a reviser and updater for Starck's Prayer Book (CPH, 2009). He also is the author of CPH's 2009 Bible study titled “Matter of the Heart” and of its book Lutheranism 101: All About Jesus, which is slated for publication in 2013.
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About The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo. Founded in 1847, the LCMS has about 2.3 million baptized members in more than 6,000 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors. Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America. The church broadcasts the saving message of Jesus Christ over KFUO Radio, and it has relationships and active mission work in 89 countries around the world. In the last five years, the LCMS has awarded more than $35 million through more than 900 domestic and international grants for emergency response and disaster relief. Today, the LCMS is in full doctrinal fellowship with 33 other confessional Lutheran church bodies worldwide and is a founding partner of Lutheran Services in America, a social ministry organization serving one in every 50 Americans. For more information, visit www.lcms.org.