‘Jesus steps in’: Two LCMS churches find one path forward

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Shreveport, La., faced different problems but found a common solution.

Hurricane Sally brings further destruction to southern LCMS districts

Just weeks after Hurricane Laura hit the coast of Louisiana, Category 2 Hurricane Sally made landfall in Alabama, damaging LCMS churches and members’ homes.

Fleming installed as DOXOLOGY partners with Synod for COVID aftercare

A series of “Take Heart” retreats will focus on offering respite and resources for pastors who have struggled with the changes and stresses of the past year.

Synod grant assists Panama COVID-19 relief

The funds are helping care for church workers and supplying much-needed bags of food for congregation members and their surrounding communities.

Campus clips – LCMS schools focus on health, service, future

Updates from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

Concordia, Texas, offers new online health degrees

The Master of Public Health is a competency-based graduate program, and the Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Care is a degree advancement program for registered respiratory therapists.  

Upcoming retreats offer pastors respite from pandemic

The LCMS Office of National Mission has partnered with DOXOLOGY on the retreats, which are planned for Sept. 28–30 in Bel Aire, Kan., and Oct. 5–7 in Donaldson, Ind.

Hurricane Laura to require long-term, collaborative response

The Category 4 storm made landfall near Cameron, La., on Aug. 27.

In difficult times, international missionaries still being trained, sent

The new missionaries were sent during a service at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis on Aug. 7.

Survey reveals impact of COVID-19 on congregations

More than 1,200 congregations responded to the survey, which was sent to every congregation with a valid email address — 4,787 in total — in June.

Lutherans respond after ‘derecho’ wind storm devastates Iowa cities and farms

On Monday, Aug. 10, the storm tore through the Midwest, taking down trees and power lines, leveling corn crops, and cutting the area off from power and phone signals.

‘Lutheran Witness’ introduces new website, podcast

The refreshed LW site is more user-friendly and accessible. 

August ‘Witness’: Necessary conversations

The issue studies the intersection of faith and politics.

Obituaries
Obituary: Rev. Dr. Ray Halm, former president of Concordia University, Irvine

The Rev. Dr. Ray Halm, who served as president of Concordia University, Irvine, Calif., from 1980 to 1998, died Aug. 4.

‘In All Things’: Youth Ministry announces 2022 Gathering theme

The next LCMS Youth Gathering is set for July 9–13, 2022, in Houston.