As he prepared to travel to the East Coast on Wednesday (Oct. 31) to help LCMS districts and congregations reach out in communities battered by Superstorm Sandy, LCMS Director of Disaster Response Rev. Glenn F. Merritt suggested resources for Lutherans wanting to get the ball rolling on relief efforts. Those resources include “Mercy in Action: [...]
Nicholas Rodriguez looks over a section of the destroyed boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J., Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012, not far from where a powerful storm that started out as Hurricane Sandy made landfall the night before. Millions of people from Maine to the Carolinas awoke Tuesday without electricity, but the full extent of the damage [...]
LCMS districts and congregations along the East Coast are preparing for Hurricane Sandy and two other storm fronts expected to strike the region late Monday or Tuesday, Oct. 29 or 30.
Sporting his U.S. Army uniform, the Rev. Rod Armon looks like he’s prepared should a disaster hit anywhere near Doniphan, Neb., the community where he serves as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church. But Armon, who is also state chaplain for the Nebraska National Guard, said he was “feeling overwhelmed in a good way” by [...]
“Toward a Theology of Mercy” is the title of an annual writing competition held at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Students were invited to submit papers, from which four winners are chosen. The objectives of this scholarly contest are: To promote original scholarship and theological research in the biblical and confessional basis for the [...]
“When I see you, it’s just a wonderful blessing to know that you represent the church’s love for people who are really hurting,” shared LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison. “You are Christ’s mouth, hands and feet to those you serve.” President Harrison welcomed the 75 congregational and district disaster response and relief volunteers who are [...]