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.

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.

LCMS World Relief and Human Care: ‘Sharing’ newsletter – 2020 Special Edition

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, through LCMS World Relief and Human Care, is assisting others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Statement of Nominations, Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb.

These individuals have been approved by the Prior Approval Panel (per LCMS Bylaws) for consideration to become the 11th president of Concordia University, Nebraska, Seward, Neb.

Positions (June 2020)

Positions are available with the Concordia University System.

Official notice: Colloquies (June 2020)

A listing of those who have completed — or submitted applications for — teacher or pastor colloquies in the Synod.

Official notice: Requests for reinstatement (June 2020)

A listing of those who have applied or been approved for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.

Items wanted, available (June 2020)

Available this month are choir robes.

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.

A wedding story

After a minute or so of this, Todd asked, “Pastor, what do you think was going on?” I said, “When it’s time, it’s time. Todd, it’s time.”

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.

Give us a blessed end

We do not often think of a funeral as the best time for reflection on the Small Catechism. However, when I conducted my first funeral as a young pastor, I was struck by just how appropriate Luther’s explanation to the Seventh Petition of the Lord’s Prayer was for just such an occasion. I not only incorporated it into my first funeral sermon but also led the congregation in a recitation of it then and at every subsequent funeral service.