Matthew Harrison

Statement on the death of George Floyd and the ensuing riots

God’s Word rejects racism. All are equally created by God. All are equally accountable to God. The sins of all are atoned for by Christ. Racism is not acceptable.

Does God will suffering and affliction?

God works His greatest blessings through crosses.

Encouragement and resources for reopening churches

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.

Religious liberty during reopening

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, addresses the church regarding the changing situations as states and communities face reopening.

Letter to the U.S. Attorney General in defense of religious liberties

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney General in defense of religious liberties.

This pandemic is temporary

Pandemics and plagues have come and gone over the millennia. Christ has sustained His church.

President Harrison encourages support for church workers

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages congregational members to support and thank their church workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Video: An Easter devotion with President Harrison

In uncertain times, we have certain promises through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Holy Week pastoral letter from President Harrison

Read encouragement from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and a statement from the Seminary faculties regarding the Lord’s Supper.

Information about SBA/PPP loans for the church

Lutheran Church Extension Fund and Concordia Plan Services offer information for Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod congregations, workers and Recognized Service Organizations regarding financial help during the coronavirus pandemic.

He rose again according to the Scriptures

The apostles were sent by Christ to bear witness to the world. Their words still bear witness to Christ’s resurrection.

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.

President Harrison comments on government recommendations

In light of government recommendations, we trust our great clergy and laypeople to make appropriate decisions regarding worship.

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).

And the Spirit drove Him into the wilderness

Jesus fasted for all of us as part of His obedience to the Law. But no doubt, He also fasted to keep His body, mind and spirit focused upon His Father and His mission.

Life Together with President Harrison – February 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, invites you to attend two upcoming events.