Church Year Calendar Spreadsheet

Rev. Kurtis Bueltmann, pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Monticello, Ill., created a color-coded spreadsheet to look ahead to the church year of any given year at a glance.

Board’s top challenge: helping God’s people marshal kingdom resources

“Finances are first and foremost on everyone’s heart,” LCMS Board of Directors Chairman Rev. Dr. Michael L. Kumm says during the Board’s Nov. 17-18 meeting in Schaumburg, Ill.

COP tackles wide range of topics at November meeting

Topics discussed by the LCMS Council of Presidents include ecclesiastical supervision, calling pastors on candidate status, immigration and seminary concerns.

KFUO program eyes secularization of Christmas

This trend is the topic of discussion for Worldwide KFUO’s next “Free to be Faithful” program at 2:30 p.m. (Central time) on Dec. 21.

RSO Update (January 2017)

A listing of new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed and those whose RSO status has been removed.

Come Quickly!: Antiphon for December 19

Even as we ask for the Lord Christ’s deliverance of each of us from every evil of body and soul, we look ahead with joy and gladness, living in hope in Christ.

Here Comes the Boss: Antiphon for December 18

We prepare in Advent to celebrate the coming of our Lord and to worship Him, the one who saves us from our sins because we could not keep the Law.

Special mission journal explores LCMS membership decline

Demographic reports in this special December “Journal of Lutheran Mission” explain the main reasons behind the decline and offer suggestions for reversing the trend.

Journal of Lutheran Mission: Special Edition

Learn the key factor behind the decline in LCMS membership

The Greatest Wisdom: Antiphon for December 17

We look beyond Christmas and wait for our Lord’s coming again to raise us to life, body and soul, and the Church prays, “O Wisdom . . . Come!”

Living boldly: Keynote speakers inspire at LCEF fall conference

Lutheran Church Extension Fund’s annual conference takes place Nov. 18-20 in Schaumburg, Ill., under the theme “Live Boldly.”

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, President Harrison shares encouraging words as we serve our neighbor in this Advent and Christmas season. There is wonderful news out of Madagascar and an exciting opportunity to speak out for life as we join together in good faith with other Christians and non-Christians this January at the March for Life, followed by our Life Conference. And don’t miss the new outreach resources available from our various ministries.

Sharing Advent Joy With The Whole Family

People groups to remember and care for this Christmas as well as ideas to serve for the whole family.

RSTM conference looks toward future of national mission

The Rev. Mark Wood is among speakers sharing resources at the recent National Rural & Small Town Mission Conference in Wichita, Kan.

Providing spiritual care after deadly Tennessee fires

St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sevierville, Tenn., and its pastor use resources from LCMS Disaster Response to meet the spiritual-care needs of victims.

Reason to Celebrate

During the time of the first Christmas, a stable manger was just as ordinary as a cross. That which makes them significant for Christians is the body of Christ upon them.