In difficult times, Synod boards continue work

The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.

Latvian church (ELCL) celebrates 25th anniversary of archbishop’s consecration

The Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, director of LCMS Church Relations, joined Bishop Hans-Jorg Voigt of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in bringing greetings to the Latvian church on behalf of the International Lutheran Council.

Latvian Lutherans reinstate male-only clergy

Although leaders of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia ceased ordaining women in 1993, the change in practice was never made official church policy until this year’s synod.

Baltic Churches Bear Mercy through Multigenerational Ministries

Diaconia work in the Baltics is flourishing with LCMS church partners.

Photo gallery: Bearing Mercy in the Baltics

See how LCMS church partners, including the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Latvia and The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Lithuania, are bearing mercy and service through Diaconia work in the Baltics.