Comfort Dogs

Joplin, Mo., police officers who responded to the Aug. 13 shooting there visit Immanuel Lutheran Church to receive the thanks of members involved in the congregation’s comfort dog ministry and to check on the recovery of the two dogs wounded in the shooting. (Immanuel Lutheran Church)

LCMS members, comfort dogs injured in Joplin shooting

Worshipers at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Joplin, Mo., pray for healing and the suspected shooter as riders in the bullet-riddled church van recover.

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Comfort dogs: ‘God’s gifts’ in times of turmoil

Three of the specially trained golden retrievers visit numerous sites in Marysville, Wash., after the high-school shooting there to help the town feel safe and happy again.

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Man-made tragedies a focus of Disaster Response Conference

The fifth such conference hosted by LCMS Disaster Response, it is the first to address the church’s role in the wake of man-made tragedies such as shootings or bombings.

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In Boston, Lutherans offer comfort in wake of horror

Offering prayers, Comfort Dogs and coffee, First Lutheran Church in Boston opens its doors to the city after the horrific April 15 marathon bombings.

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LCC Comfort Dogs go to Boston

Five “Comfort Dogs” from Lutheran Church Charities are in Boston to “help bring some relief to people that are shaken up because of the bombings.”

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