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National Offering to bring ‘Joy to the World’

Congregations are encouraged to set aside Sunday, June 9, as “National Offering Sunday.”

‘I am not ashamed of this Gospel’: LCMS Black Ministry Director Gray leads convocation at CTSFW

Gray, a graduate of CTSFW, spoke about the pastoral ministry and the history of LCMS Black Ministry.

LCMS Worker Wellness unveils online devotions for church workers

The devotions, which will be released weekly, are part of the Synod’s ongoing focus on worker wellness.

Movie review: ‘Dumbo’

Disney’s remake of “Dumbo” presents a positive view of family but is hindered by Hollywood’s ardent devotion to political correctness.

Movie review: ‘Unplanned’

“Unplanned” tells the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who becomes pro-life after witnessing an ultrasound-guided abortion.

In midst of flood heartaches, Lutherans offer help, hope

As the recovery begins, Missouri Synod Lutherans are reaching out to their hurting neighbors with food, shelter and the love of Christ.

‘Unplanned’: Pro-life advocate and author Abby Johnson talks about activism, faith and life

The movie “Unplanned,” based on Johnson’s book, opens in theaters across the country on March 29.

New preaching module studies ‘the baptized life’

The module offers both written and video resources and encourages pastors to spend time together in discussion and practice.

Movie review: ‘Glass’

“Glass” is well made and well acted, but Christian viewers should be careful not to buy into its thesis that truth is found in self-actualization.

Disaster Response deploying $600,000 grant for mercy work in Puerto Rico

The grant, given to the LCMS by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, will be deployed over the course of three years.

‘Joy to the World’ theme of 2019 National Offering

National Offering gifts will benefit both national and international work.

Weber installed as managing director of International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg

The International Lutheran Center is a joint project of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in Germany and Concordia Publishing House.

Armed Forces Sunday resources available for congregations

The deadline for ordering the resources is March 4.

College students gain tools for evangelism at LCMS U ‘Witness’ conference

The conference, held in Fort Wayne, Ind., offered dozens of sectionals, plenty of opportunities for fellowship, and worship at Concordia Theological Seminary and St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.

New PALS resource aids transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry

Created and led by the directors of LCMS Rural & Small Town and Urban & Inner-City Mission, the course uses a combination of videos, prayers, Bible readings and study questions to guide new pastors in their transition from seminary to rural or urban ministry.

International Lutheran Center in Wittenberg continues mission of sharing the Gospel

Almost four years after its dedication in 2015, the center continues to host visitors, worshipers, students and neighbors who stop by to talk, learn and reflect.