Statements

Synod officials say recent videos ‘lay evil bare’

The infanticide that is occurring at Planned Parenthood must end. It is not simply time to defund that organization; it is time to end abortion in the United States altogether.

Harrison on Planned Parenthood controversy: ‘God is not silent’

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, responds to the Planned Parenthood controversy: “God is not silent. He has a word for us, too. He comforts us in the knowledge that the devil’s attempts are desperate and futile, for Jesus came to save people, regardless of their size.”

LCMS Statement on Boy Scouts of America Policy Change

LCMS issues statement on Boy Scouts of America policy change to allow openly homosexual adults to serve as scoutmasters or leaders in any capacity.

LCMS denounces Planned Parenthood

LCMS leadership reminds Lutherans that unborn lives matter

Synod president responds to SCOTUS same-sex marriage ruling

‘Ramifications of Court’s decision are seismic.’

President Harrison offers words of comfort, hope regarding South Carolina shootings

We mourn the loss of these dear Christians in South Carolina, and we pray for their loved ones. May they be consoled by “the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting” and the picture of heaven painted by St. John in Revelation of “a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9).

FAQs regarding CCM Opinion 14-2724 on Bylaw 3.8.3

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod answers frequently asked questions regarding Commission on Constitutional Matters Opinion 14-2724 regarding Bylaw 3.8.3.

Harrison: “We speak the truth in love to all” on same-sex marriage

In just a few weeks, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the legality of same-sex marriage in America and roll out the implications of that ruling for individual states. I expect the ruling to create an alleged constitutional right to same-sex marriage, contrary to God’s created orders, natural law and the inerrant Scriptures.

Download bulletin insert on Supreme Court marriage ruling

In June, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the legality of same-sex marriage in America. Download a free bulletin insert to share with your congregation.

LCMS president signs letter reaffirming marriage

On Thursday, April 23, LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison, along with other religious leaders, signed an open letter reaffirming one-man, one-woman marriage.

A Holy Week message from President Matthew Harrison

The world must surely think we’ve lost our marbles when, in the liturgy for Good Friday, the words ring out: “We adore You, O Lord, and we praise and glorify Your resurrection. For behold, by the wood of the cross joy has come into all the world.”

Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison Letter: The Time to Act

Our D.C. office will produce significant briefs on vital topics, such as the two kingdoms teaching. It will provide contact with LCMS elected officials, as well as encouragement and training for LCMS members (and other Lutherans) interested in running for office or serving in government. It will be a locus for the many young LCMS staffers who serve in D.C. and who are marvelous and active Christians.

A Letter to Pastors from President Harrison — The First Sunday in Lent, A.D. 2015

Dear Brothers in the office, we have a sacred vocation of service. We serve. Because we bear Christ’s own office, an office our Confessions say is derived from Christ and the apostles, we can expect among the joys and great blessings, thorns, trials, crosses and difficulties. Some of these are brought upon us by the weaknesses of those whom we serve. But the office is an office designed only to serve sinners!

Update from the President: Internal borrowing down to zero; number of missionaries almost doubled since 2013

The LCMS reduced internal borrowing of restricted funds to cash flow operations from some $16 million four years ago to zero, and we are close to doubling the number of career missionaries internationally, a goal set by the Synod in convention in 2013.

LCMS president issues statement on 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade

On the 42nd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion, LCMS President Harrison issued a statement upholding life.

LCMS supports medical professionals in Ebola fight

ST. LOUIS, November 14, 2014—Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison announced today a new initiative to deliver aid to combat the spread of Ebola.