Lutheran Church Extension Fund

Fifth-graders from Christ Lutheran School in Phoenix visit residents of a local nursing home in Dec. 2016, handing out gift bags of candy and handmade cards and puzzles. The school plans to use its recent Kaleidoscope Fund grant to expand its Service Learning and Outreach program, which also serves veterans and others in the community. (Christ Lutheran School)

LCEF awards grants to 11 Synod ministries

Among the gift recipients are five congregations, four districts, one school and the LCMS Office of National Mission.

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A worker at a St. Louis-area home improvement store prepares to load generators -- purchased with donations to LCMS Disaster Response -- onto an Orphan Grain Train truck for delivery to Hurricane Irma victims.

Love in action: disaster donations are helping

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

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A view of the flooding from Hurricane Harvey on Friday, Sept. 1, in Houston. Lutheran Church Extension Fund is providing $350,000 for Harvey relief and Thrivent Financial is matching donations up to a total of $3 million toward the effort. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

LCEF, Thrivent announce funds for Harvey relief

Lutheran Church Extension Fund is providing $350,000, and Thrivent Financial will match donations up to a total of $3 million.

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Rev. Bart Day accepts call to be Lutheran Church Extension Fund CEO and president

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, has accepted a call to become President and CEO of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund.

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The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, will begin serving Sept. 1 as president and CEO of Lutheran Church Extension Fund. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Day to succeed Robertson as LCEF president, CEO

The Rev. Bart Day begins work Sept. 1 in the Lutheran Church Extension Fund post, succeeding Rich Robertson, who retires Oct. 1.

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Journey Hudson hugs his Pillow Pet as his parents, Michelle and Parker Hudson, hold the blanket made by Martin Luther High School students.

Photo essay: A Soft and Fuzzy Impact

High-school students in Northrop, Minn., assemble Christian care kits with blankets and other items for local agencies.

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