lcms congregations

Synod pledges more aid to fight Ebola

In Oct. 7 letters to congregations and district presidents, Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares the church body’s plan to continue fighting the disease “for the long haul.”

Lower response clouds 2013 statistics for congregations

Only 3,591 congregations — 59 percent of all those in the Synod — report their financial and statistical information for 2013.

Congregations report record financial offerings for 2012

Total giving rises dramatically and Sunday school reports provide a “bright spot,” as membership declines continue.