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President Reyes and President Harrison Sign Protocol Document

On 8 June 2016, The Lutheran Church of the Philippines (LCP) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) signed a protocol agreement. The LCP was a mission start of the LCMS after World War II. The church became a self-governing partner church in 1967. The LCP has about 25,000 members, with about 200 congregations and 110 pastors. President Reyes also serves as the International Lutheran Council (ILC) regional representative for Asia.

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Dr. Collver and Vice President Felipe Ehican, Jr, shake hands after signing

The Protocol agreement was signed by President Harrison and President Reyes, and Dr. Collver and Vice-President Felipe Ehican. The agreement outlines how the LCP and the LCMS will work together. It states that the basis for our fellowship is based on the Holy Scriptures and subscription to the Book of Concord. The agreement outlines areas of joint work such as higher education (theological education), cooperation in mission work, mass media and literature, and other programs. It states that communication between the church bodies are between the two presidents.

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Mr. Darin Storkson and President Reyes

These sort of agreements are important for the life together of the two church bodies. We look forward to strengthening the partnership between the LCMS and LCP.

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President Harrison autographs his new book, Letters from a Pastor’s Heart, for the guests from the Philippines.