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Life Ministry has new director

Deaconess Tiffany Manor has accepted a call from the LCMS Office of National Mission to serve as director of LCMS Life Ministry.

Encouragement and resources for reopening churches

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.

BOD adopts first-quarter budget for FY21

Due to near-term COVID-related challenges, the Board in April had endorsed a proposal from the Operations Team to prepare spending forecasts through the end of the current fiscal year and abbreviated budget proposals for just the first quarter of the next.  

From the mission field – Coronavirus awareness in Madagascar

The Malagasy Lutheran Church requested and received support from the LCMS to help spread awareness about the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 and the church: A different phase and a different response

As governors, mayors and councilmen provide guidelines to meet the impact of COVID-19 within their jurisdictions, heightened concerns about government overreach and infringement of constitutional rights are being raised in many sectors of society.

Michigan floods lead to widespread evacuations

Along with local authorities, the LCMS Michigan District is currently assessing the situation.

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LCMS Stewardship Ministry: June 2020 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

LCMS Stewardship Ministry addresses the future of passing the offering plate during worship services. This tradition certainly will be one of many short-term casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Encouragement and resources for reopening churches

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: June 2020 newsletter

The Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights how the church must find her place in responding to the opioid epidemic that has affected many families in the United States.

People & Events

Life Ministry has new director

Deaconess Tiffany Manor has accepted a call from the LCMS Office of National Mission to serve as director of LCMS Life Ministry.

St. Louis-area Lutherans ‘March on the Arch’

The event, organized by the Coalition for Life–St. Louis, saw its largest turnout ever in 2020.

Commentaries

Your first source for LCMS insight and perspective from ministry leaders.

The Many Tasks of the Church Worker

As we serve the church, we can leave the saving to the One who does it best.

Thankful for three years of Lutheran Young Adult Corps!

As Lutheran Young Adult Corps completes its third year and begins to pivot as a program, it is a time to show thanks for all God has done in and through the program.

Supplements

These periodic inserts in the print Reporter provide in-depth information about the Synod’s ministries and initiatives.

Notices

Read notices about districts, colloquies, reinstatements, positions, obituaries and more.

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