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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.

LCMS Foundation reduces fees for custodial accounts

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation has announced a reduction in its custodial account pricing schedule, a move that positively affects hundreds of LCMS ministries holding investment assets with the Foundation.

Walking with our African partners to fight Ebola

As Ebola continues its deadly sweep across West Africa — the death toll rising to some 3,500 at this writing — the people of the LCMS continue to respond with prayer and support for our relief efforts.

Lutheran housing organization receives $15,000 grant from Thrivent

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22, 2014 — The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod National Housing Support Corporation, which does business as Lutheran Housing Support, recently received a grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation. For every dollar the organization Lutheran Housing Support raises through the end of 2015, the Thrivent Financial Foundation will match 50 cents up to $15,000 through the end of 2015.

LCMS President calls for prayer, peace amid Ferguson, Mo., unrest

Together with other residents of metropolitan St. Louis, I have been saddened and worried by the events of the past week in Ferguson, Missouri. So, I write today for one simple reason—with one great need. I write to ask for your prayers.

LCMS provides opportunities to help persecuted Christians

The world is starting to perk up its ears. Reports of Christians fleeing cities in Iraq; pictures of Islamic militants marking the doors of the faithful as a sign that they must leave or be killed; stories of men being killed, women raped, children beheaded: All are now in the news … and all are for the sake of Christ.

LCMS offers prayers and resources in light of increasing Christian persecution

Join LCMS President Matthew Harrison in praying for persecuted Christians around the world.

Simon named VP at LCMS Foundation

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation recently named Ralph Simon as vice-president of Investment Services, effective July 7, 2014.

The Wait Is Over

Today is not an end to a discussion. It simply emboldens us to do what we do best as Lutherans.