LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison offers words of comfort following the tragedy in Boston: "Like the death of our Lord Christ Himself, we pray that, even in this dark hour, the sacrifice and pain of those affected will not be in vain, but redound in good as yet unseen."
Marking the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion for any reason, more than 240 Lutherans — adults and youth from coast to coast — gathered at the first-ever LCMS Life Conference Jan. 25-26 at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City Hotel here. LCMS Life Ministries organized the Synod convention-mandated conference, [...]
Photo: The second day of the LCMS Life Conference, Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, included a morning session led by LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison. Day two of the first-ever LCMS Life Conference began with a morning Matins service Saturday, Jan. 26, followed by the first session of the day led by LCMS President [...]
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.
While Rick Pullen worked as a rescue diver during Superstorm Sandy Oct. 29, an eight-foot wave crashed through the first floor of his Bayville, N.J., home. A boat docked 15 miles from the bay-front home landed on his dock. “There’s debris all over from who knows where,” said the Rev. Glenn Merritt, director of LCMS [...]
The needs are enormous along the East Coast following Superstorm Sandy, says LCMS President Harrison in a new video update. “What is really important is for us as the body of Christ in those places to be there first for the members of those churches and then especially for the people around that community, around [...]
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: [...]
Are you an LCMS member involved in disaster response? Want to be more engaged? Get on an inside track with the Synod’s response program and learn more about the LCMS Disaster Response ministry. A limited number of spaces remain for the 4th LCMS National Disaster Response Conference, “The Church in Action — Preparing for and [...]
Find photos and videos from this week’s International Lutheran Theological Conference in Prague, Czech Republic, which is addressing some of the critical issues facing the Lutheran church today, at www.lcms.org/pragueconference. LCMS President the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is one of the speakers. This year’s conference focuses on “Lutheranism in the 21st Century.”
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod will continue to reach out with mercy even in the wake of the church body’s restructuring, said Rev. Matthew C. Harrison, the newly elected LCMS president. “While restructuring mandates many changes for our church and we don’t know exactly what will happen, LCMS World Relief and Human Care is still here,” [...]