LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.
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.
The Malagasy Lutheran Church requested and received support from the LCMS to help spread awareness about the COVID-19 virus.
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.
A listing of those who have completed — or submitted applications for — teacher or pastor colloquies in the Synod.
A listing of those who have applied or been approved for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.
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.
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.”
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.
Along with local authorities, the LCMS Michigan District is currently assessing the situation.
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.