Summer ‘Engage’: Serving in the time of COVID-19

Read updates about how LCMS missionaries, military chaplains, pastors and congregations are navigating quarantines and lockdowns.

LCMS Black Ministry – ‘TimeLine’ Newsletter – Summer 2020

The LCMS Black Ministry newsletter highlights how pastors and church workers are finding creative ways to share God’s Word with their congregations and communities.

Reaching Rural America for Christ
LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: July 2020 newsletter

The Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights ways that congregations can graciously welcome their new pastor and his family.

New ‘Making Disciples for Life’ Bible studies to address wide range of topics

The Bible studies are particularly suited to the difficulties of COVID-19.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – Third Quarter 2020 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter reminds readers that Jesus paid the price for our redemption to free us from sin, and, through this selfless act, He removed God’s wrath from us.

LCMS Locator has new look, features

The LCMS Locator, found at the top of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s home page at or at, is intended primarily to connect people to local ministries.

CTCR releases Addendum to ‘Communion and Covid-19’ opinion

The Addendum is titled, “One little word can fell him: Ten reasons to question whether ‘online Communion’ is ‘truly good, right and salutary.’”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Ministry’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Dr. Kim Schave presents a free webinar titled “Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Ministry.”

‘Sent to Serve’: New ‘Chapel Talks’ resource now available

The 2020–21 “Chapel Talks” contains 43 devotions — one for each week of the school year — plus services for the beginning and ending of the school year and for Christmas.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter article and bulletin blurbs – July 2020

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles each month to use in church publications.

June/July ‘Witness’: Walking by faith during COVID-19

The issue begins to ask questions about what the church has learned about how it can continue to witness during government shutdowns.

Human beings as gifts of God

Racism grounds the identity and security of human life not in the God who alone is our Creator, Redeemer, and Sanctifier, but in self. Racism is a sin against the First Commandment because it fails to receive other human beings as gifts from God.

StewardCast Newsletter
LCMS Stewardship Ministry: June 2020 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

LCMS Stewardship Ministry addresses the future of passing the offering plate during worship services. This tradition certainly will be one of many short-term casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Reaching Rural America for Christ
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.