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‘God is good’: Lutherans bear Christ’s mercy after Taylorville tornado

On Dec. 8, volunteers from the LCMS Central Illinois District, Lutheran Early Response Team and Lutheran Church Charities joined the cleanup effort in Taylorville, Ill., following an EF-3 tornado that struck the area on Dec. 1.

As California burns, Lutherans care

As wildfires rage across California, local LCMS pastors, congregations and members have found opportunities to care for one another and their communities, while sharing the Gospel of Christ.

Texas Lutherans provide quick response to shooting

On May 18, a shooter opened fire on students and faculty at Santa Fe High School, ultimately killing 10 people and injuring 10 more.

Lutheran school students among Las Vegas shooting victims

Twin sisters Natalia and Gianna Baca, seniors at Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas, are injured but recovering.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.”