Disaster Response

Oct. 22 church bulletin insert, flier for Disaster Response aid

The LCMS encourages congregations to use the following church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts in Puerto Rico, California, and beyond.

Recovery slow but steady in Puerto Rico as donations and aid are still needed

Power remains out over much of the island and many roads are still blocked by debris.

Harvey and Irma: Synod focuses on long-term aid

Collaboration among LCMS Disaster Response, affected districts and essential partners continues to be strengthened by generosity shown across the Synod.

Puerto Rico update: Interview with Missionary Matt Ruesch

An LCMS Disaster Response team has been on the ground in Puerto Rico this past week as part of an initial assessment trip.

Oct. 15 church bulletin insert, flier for Puerto Rico relief

Despite the challenges of blocked roads and collapsed bridges, Lutherans will bring Christ’s mercy to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico.

Love in action: disaster donations are helping

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) is also providing aid through its Kaleidoscope Fund.

Puerto Rico Relief: church bulletin insert, flier

The utter devastation in Puerto Rico caused by Hurricane Maria in September 2017 calls to mind the caring Christians who give so graciously, ensuring Christ’s mercy comes swiftly to those affected by catastrophe.

Synod prepares response to devastated Puerto Rico

With limited information from Lutherans there, an LCMS assessment team plans to leave for the island Oct. 5.

BOD votes to increase disaster-fund impact

Also in its regular meeting, the Board considered ways to increase effectiveness, received reports and took routine actions.

Oct. 1 church bulletin insert, flier for disaster relief

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and local districts will continue providing long-term recovery and care for disaster victims, including those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.

Photo gallery: Responding to Hurricane Irma in Florida

LCMS World Relief and Human Care is working with the LCMS Florida-Georgia District to bring relief and the hope of the Gospel to Hurricane Irma victims.

KFUO Audio: Why Do Christians Show Mercy?

The Rev. Ross Johnson, director of LCMS Disaster Response, and the Rev. Michael Meyer, manager of LCMS Disaster Response, joined host Kip Allen on September’s “Free to be Faithful” program on Worldwide KFUO to discuss how Christians respond to disasters.

LCMS receiving reports from missionaries in Caribbean, Mexico after disasters

The LCMS Office of International Mission and LCMS Disaster Response are working to connect with our missionaries and partners following Hurricane Maria and the earthquake in Mexico.

Sept. 24 church bulletin insert, flier for hurricane relief

As the news reports become fewer, headlines fade and people grow weary of hearing about catastrophes, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and district efforts will continue toward long-term recovery and care for the victims of Harvey and Irma … and perhaps Maria.

How Can I Help?

6 ways to actually help during a natural disaster.

Sept. 17 church bulletin insert, flier for hurricane relief

The LCMS encourages congregations to use the church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.