Disaster Response

LCMS President Harrison video: Much cause to rejoice and give thanks

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, brings a message of encouragement and joy to the church during the coronavirus pandemic.

Devotional booklets to use during crisis situations

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod provides four devotional booklets to bring God’s comfort and peace during the coronavirus pandemic and other crisis situations.

A message from LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison amid the coronavirus pandemic

“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble” (Ps. 46:1).

Tennessee tornadoes kill at least 24; LCMS churches not harmed

The tornadoes touched ground in Tennessee during the night and morning hours of March 2 and 3.

Wurst installed as volunteer manager for LCMS Disaster Response; Meyer to serve as director of training

Wurst’s and Meyer’s new positions reflect a new staff structure for LCMS Disaster Response.

Puerto Rico disaster-response team in ‘right place at right time’ to help the hurting

The LCMS response will include setting up an outdoor relief center at Fountain of Life in Ponce, Puerto Rico, with pastors and support personnel brought in to assist the on-site team in the relief effort.

Puerto Rico hit by largest earthquake in 100 years

An LCMS assessment team is preparing to visit Puerto Rico in the next few days.

Winter ‘Engage’: Sharing the Gospel in unexpected places

The Winter 2020 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ is full of stories about the Gospel going forth in unexpected ways and reaching people through unexpected ministries — particularly through music.

From the mission field – India Evangelical Lutheran Church

In August, pastors of the India Evangelical Lutheran Church gathered at Concordia Theological Seminary, Nagercoil, for the first Pastor’s Refresher Course in a decade.

Dallas Lutheran School to rebuild after October tornado

The Oct. 20 storm that spawned a series of tornadoes in North Texas is now being called the most expensive in state history.

Hurricane Dorian preparations

The LCMS Florida-Georgia and Southeastern districts stand ready to respond to Hurricane Dorian.

LCMS convention commends and expands mercy work in the Synod

On July 23, Floor Committee 3 passed resolutions commending LCMS Disaster Response and the Synod’s life ministries and encouraging further training to care for those with mental illness.

‘We care for people; that’s who we are’

From flood relief in Houston and Nebraska to hurricane aid in North Carolina and Puerto Rico, from Mercy Medical Teams in Africa to outreach to the imprisoned in Indiana, LCMS World Relief and Human Care delivers the mercy of Christ in everything it does.

2019 LCMS National Disaster Conference set for Oct. 2–4

Registration is open for the 2019 LCMS Disaster Response Conference. Join us Oct. 2–4 at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, to learn about being “Joy:fully Lutheran in Midst of Disaster.”

Volunteer for ‘Project Restore’ in Nebraska

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Fremont, Neb., is seeking volunteers for the ongoing recovery effort, which is expected to take at least a year.