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. [...]
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.