LCMS Disaster Response remains on alert to assist Midwestern LCMS districts that may be affected by the remnants of Hurricane Isaac, as residents of Gulf Coast states deal with flooding and other damage from the storm.
LCMS Disaster Response is urging volunteers to allow emergency responders time to do their jobs before traveling to the Gulf Coast to help with relief efforts. “It is vital to allow emergency responders such as medics, firemen and police the time they need to safely secure an area,” said the Rev. Dr. Edward O. Grimenstein, [...]
HURRICANE ISAAC MAKES LANDFALL ALONG GULF COAST As news regarding Hurricane Isaac’s impact on the island of Hispaniola (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), and now the storm’s landfall in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast continues to unfold, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Mercy Operations Group is closely monitoring the storm’s effect on specific places [...]
The LCMS Southern District is calling on support from LCMS districts and congregations as it prepares for Hurricane Isaac — expected to strike the Gulf Coast the evening of Tuesday, Aug. 28. The hurricane could drop 15 to 20 inches of rain over a two-day period and cause up to 12 feet of storm surge [...]
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod released two grants totaling $35,000 on Monday, Aug. 27, to assist relief efforts in Haiti and the Dominican Republic following Tropical Storm Isaac, which struck the island nations Aug. 25. “These two grants of the LCMS are incredibly vital for the people of Haiti and the Dominican Republic,” said the Rev. [...]
LCMS Life Conference online registration is now open! For online registration, click here: www.lcms.org/lifeconferenceregistration The SCOOP… When: January 25-26, 2013 Where: Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, VA 22202 (Washington, D.C. area) * 703-418-1234 (Hotel reservations must be made separately.) What: Two days of insightful education, advocacy for life and great [...]
Residents wade through a street that flooded due to Tropical Storm Isaac in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012. Tropical Storm Isaac swept across Haiti’s southern peninsula early Saturday, dousing a capital city prone to flooding and adding to the misery of a poor nation still trying to recover from the 2010 earthquake. (AP Photo/Dieu [...]
Please pray for the Caribbean nations, international partner church members, LCMS members and all those residing in the path of Tropical Storm Isaac —currently passing over Cuba after dousing Haiti.
LCMS-congregation members are safe after three dozen wildfires across Oklahoma torched more than 93,400 acres since they started Aug. 3. The LCMS Oklahoma District reported Aug. 7 that the only known loss among members is a barn belonging to a family at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Edmond. Some three dozen homes are among the 120 [...]