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.

‘Sharing’ newsletter – 2020 Special Edition

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, through LCMS World Relief and Human Care, is assisting others during the coronavirus pandemic.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Ministry in the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dr. E. Johnson Rethinasamy presents a free webinar titled “Ministry in the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

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

LCMS Stewardship Ministry addresses how stewarding the Gospel after COVID-19 will be different than it was before. Going back to the way things have always been done really isn’t possible.

Pastoral Ed holds church worker recruitment meeting, publishes pastoral formation ‘white paper’

The measures grew out of Resolution 6-01, passed at the 2019 LCMS convention in Tampa, Fla.

‘In sickness and in health’: May ‘Lutheran Witness’

The issue explains how to keep Christ at the center of the wedding day and how Christ cares for His Bride, the church.

An Unexpected Visit
An unexpected visit

The Rev. Dr. Hans-Jörg Voigt recalls a visit from LCMS President Rev. Dr. John William Behnken soon after the end of World War II and the kindness of Lutherans from America and England.

Quick reference guide available for times of disaster

The easy-to-use guide offers advice on what to do before, during and after a tragedy or disaster.

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

The Rural & Small Town Mission newsletter highlights how God’s purpose for our lives is expressed in the various vocations, or callings, that we have. He calls us to be His children and makes each aspect of our lives “holy ground.”

Ways to show your gratitude and support for church workers

Suggestions for ways to show your gratitude and support for your pastors, teachers, church musicians, deaconesses and other church workers.

President Harrison encourages support for church workers

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages congregational members to support and thank their church workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.