(Image: The Very First Christmas by Rev. Dr. Paul L. Maier, LCMS third vice president, published by Concordia Publishing House, is being distributed to Superstorm Sandy survivors.) As the struggles continue for many Superstorm Sandy survivors in the Northeast, two LCMS districts are joining forces with the Synod’s International Center to share a special Christmas [...]
Photo: From left, Pastor Andy Busch, Steve Carbno and Pastor Paul Krueger of Our Savior Lutheran Church acknowledge a $20,000 grant from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Hope Village — based on the campus of Our Savior Lutheran Church, Minot, N.D. — is $20,000 closer to funding a new full-time manager position for the flood recovery [...]
Abbi, Barnabas, Chewie, Hannah, Maggie, Ruthie, Luther, Prince and Shami — the nine four-legged disaster-response workers who arrived in Newtown, Conn., on Saturday, Dec. 15, to assist the shaken residents — “have brought peace and comfort everywhere they have gone,” according to the Rev. Glenn F. Merritt, director of LCMS Disaster Response. Indeed, the community — [...]
January 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion for any reason. Since the 1973 decision, more than 53 million children have been aborted in the United States. To mark the tragic milestone, LCMS Life Ministries has organized the first-ever Life Conference set for Jan. 25-26 at the [...]
A child who had attended Sunday school at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Newtown, Conn., was among those killed by a gunman Dec. 14 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newtown. The Rev. Glenn F. Merritt, director of Disaster Response for the Synod, learned about the fatality when he spoke with Christ the King Pastor Rev. [...]
Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison expressed the need for prayers for Christ’s consolation in a statement released after the Dec. 14 school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., that left a reported 27 dead, including 20 children and the gunman.
As the death toll from Typhoon Bopha continues to climb, a Lutheran Filipino pastor is asking for prayers for his young son who suffered a serious injury after the powerful storm blew the roof off the parsonage where the family lives.
As the struggles continue for many Superstorm Sandy survivors in the Northeast, two LCMS districts are joining forces with the Synod’s national office to share a special Christmas gift of help and hope with families who are among the hardest hit.
Lutherans are invited to mark the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion by participating in the national “March for Life” on Friday, Jan. 25, in Washington, D.C. Since that decision in 1973, more than 50 million children have been aborted in the United States. Events on [...]
LCMS Life Ministries and Lutherans For Life (LFL) are both offering resources designed to help congregations observe “Life Sunday” on Jan. 20, 2013. The observance marks the 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Jan. 22, 1973, decision that legalized abortion. The resources also may be used on an alternate date. Life Ministries, a program [...]