Matthew Harrison

Pray without ceasing

The Psalms are God’s prayer book especially for us.

Harrison elected to fourth term as LCMS president

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison is the president-elect of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for a fourth term of office, 2019–2022, after receiving a majority of votes cast in the June 22–25 election. Harrison has served as LCMS president since 2010.

Life Together with President Harrison – June 2019

In the Life Together News Digest for June 2019, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison points to 1 John 4 as a reminder that God’s perfect love casts out fear.

Thanks, Herb!

First Vice-President Herb Mueller has been a standout among many excellent and gifted servants of Christ throughout his years of service to the LCMS.

Life Together with President Harrison – May 2019

LCMS President Matthew Harrison encourages us to thank God for 172 years as The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 60 years of blessings through the Director of Christian Education program, 100 years of deaconesses serving the Synod and 125 years of LCMS international mission work.

Peace on a mission

Jesus’ peace is “peace on a mission.” “As the Father has sent me,” He told His apostles, “even so I am sending you.”

Life Together with President Harrison – April 2019

In the April 2019 edition of Life Together, LCMS President Matthew Harrison highlights a new initiative in the LCMS Office of National Mission called “Making Disciples for Life.”

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust

During Lent, we stare the awful truth of death directly in the face and contemplate anew the depth of our sin and the magnitude of Christ’s salvation.

Life Together with President Harrison – March 2019

President Harrison reminds us we have a treasure in the church called The Litany, a beautiful prayer that helps us to pray for that which we might not otherwise remember.

Praying to the Lord of the harvest

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest” (Matt. 9:36).

Life Together with President Harrison – February 2019

Who do you know that might make a great pastor, deaconess, teacher, parish musician or director of Christian education? In the February 2019 “Life Together News Digest,” LCMS President Matthew Harrison talks with a fellow pastor in Florida who regularly prays for and encourages young people to serve as church workers.

Life Together with President Harrison – January 2019

In the January 2019 “Life Together News Digest,” LCMS President Matthew Harrison discusses how we — the Body of Christ — can walk together with vitality at the local gym, in our churches, throughout the Synod and among the people of this world.

Let’s be who we are

From LCMS President Matthew Harrison: “We cannot and must not lose our fundamental, biblical, confessional and (above all) Gospel bearings.”

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2018

In the December 2018 “Life Together News Digest,” LCMS President Matthew Harrison prays that God’s peace reign over your Christmas celebrations as you gather around Word and Sacrament with family and friends.

A meditation for Christmas

Cradle to cross, Jesus humbled Himself, serving to the point of death and giving His life as a ransom for many. At Christmas and always, we cling to Him.

Life Together with President Harrison – November 2018

In the November 2018 “Life Together News Digest,” LCMS President Matthew Harrison highlights what being part of the “priesthood of all believers” means for your life and relationships.