A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – December 2016

Specialized Pastoral Ministry’s December 2016 newsletter highlights 2016 Christus in Mundo award recipients – Rev. James Rivett and Rev. Dr. William Wagner.

Legal-resources webpage debuts at LCMS site

Under five tabs, the new webpage currently offers 31 documents.

Dec. 14 webinar focus: caring for youth in crisis

“Facing Trials Together: Walking Together in Christ,” with Heather Ruesch, is set for 1 p.m. Central time on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

Photo essay: Powerful Moments — A Year in Review

Nine photos taken during 2016 illustrate how God has been at work worldwide through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Registration opens for Jan. 24-25 Multiethnic Symposium

The Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, event explores how the church should engage in ethnic ministry and what it means to become a truly multiethnic church.

KFUO Audio: 2017 Life Conference Preview

The 2017 LCMS Life Conference is Jan. 27-29 in Arlington, Va., and four of the speakers were on KFUO to talk about the importance of discussing life issues.

Symposia Series, Jan. 17-20, to mark Reformation anniversary

Concordia Theological Seminary presents its annual symposia on exegetical and confessional theology on its campus in Fort Wayne, Ind., and in a live webcast.

KFUO Audio: Deaconess Story and Formation

Deaconesses Amanda Van de Kamp and Deaconess Kristin Wassilak talked on Dec. 7 with KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates about becoming and serving as deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Pure Word of God

One is more likely to remain faithful to the basic piety of the Christian religion if he identifies himself with a particular denomination, that is, if he knows what he believes and why.

Hurricane Matthew Update

Curious about what Lutherans have been doing in the Carolinas since Hurricane Matthew? Look no further.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: Swaddled Up and Having a Ball

Find “that youth” during this most wonderful time of the year. Remind them of the gift they need (and already have).

KFUO Audio: The Whole Family Matters

Bethesda Lutheran Communities’ Mona Fuerstenau says it’s important to involve the whole family of a person with a disability in the journey through life.

Kids in the Divine Service: Epiphany

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod offers Kids in the Divine Service bulletin inserts for Epiphany for the Lutheran Service Book.

Stewardship Bulletin Sentences and Newsletter Article – January 2017

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin sentences and newsletter articles each month for congregations to use in church publications.

LHF publishes catechism translation for Iranian immigrants

Lutheran Heritage Foundation’s new Farsi translation of “Luther’s Small Catechism” fills a great need for the LCMS partner church in Germany.

Many methods available for year-end gifts to Synod

Gifts can be made in a variety of ways — by mail, over the phone, in person or online — through Dec. 31.