The LCMS response will include setting up an outdoor relief center at Fountain of Life in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with pastors and support personnel brought in to assist the on-site team in the relief effort.
Building renovations will expand educational opportunities in Montevideo, Uruguay.
The Initial Gathering — the first of many such gatherings to come in other parts of the country — was held Jan. 9–11 at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis
Each day during the week of Jan. 27-31, chapel at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis will feature guest choirs from LCMS schools. The services are broadcast live on KFUO.
The award recognizes those who have made “significant, sustained contributions” to Specialized Pastoral Ministry.
Anna Young, an LCMS pastor’s daughter, recently started a Students for Life of America group at her public high school in Nashville, Tenn. It is the first such group in the county.
A “Together as Synod,” or undesignated, gift enhances domestic and international efforts to witness and show mercy to others, and to live life together as children of God.
The module encourages experienced preachers to “dig further … to proclaim Law and Gospel effectively in specific ways that flow from the biblical text.”
The event, which will take place Jan. 9–11 at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod International Center in St. Louis, is open to all LCMS laypeople, pastors and church workers.
The Oct. 20 storm that spawned a series of tornadoes in North Texas is now being called the most expensive in state history.
The 47th Annual National March for Life will take place in Washington, D.C., on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020.
The Ministerial Care Coalition, a project of Concordia Plan Services, began in 2014 with the goal of fostering wide-ranging discussion and advocacy of worker wellness in the LCMS.