We are currently working on incorporating articles 73-77 into a sermon that we are working on. I happened to have an old Blue Psalter around and grabbed it, in there, Article 73 reads:
a. In obedience to Christ's great commission, the churches must bring the gospel to all men at home and abroad, in order to lead them into fellowship with Christ and his church.
b. In fulfilling this mandate, each consistory shall stimulate the members of the congregation to be witnesses for Christ in the word and deed, and to support the work of home and foreign missions by their interest, prayers, and gifts.
The current church order reads differently. Synod 1987 amended articles 74-77; however, I can find no record as to when article 73 was amended. Does anyone have any information on this?