Will Luther, Moses and Isaiah be at school, too? Callers didn’t necessarily ask about the K-9 Parish Comfort Dogs by their individual names, but that’s who they meant when they contacted Sandy Hook Elementary School as classes prepared to resume on Thursday, Jan. 3, for the first time since the horrific shootings in Newtown, Conn. [...]
The historic College Hill neighborhood on St. Louis’ north side is getting a $50,000 boost through a 2012 Wells Fargo grant program designed to help stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods hard-hit by the economy. The money is being donated to LCMS National Housing Support Corporation, operating as Lutheran Housing Support, which is heading up a community-led [...]
Today, Maggie Karner, director, LCMS Life Ministries, talked with Rev. Randy Asbury on KFUO-AM’s “His Time Morning Show” about the first-ever LCMS Life Conference set for Jan. 25-26 in Washington, D.C., and Arlington, Va. In the interview, Karner explains why participation in the national March for Life on the National Mall is so significant, especially [...]
(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 — [...]
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.