Matthew Harrison

Life Together with President Harrison – January 2021

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, discusses the vocation of Christians to pray during these times of turmoil — economic, racial, medical and political.

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, proclaims the Good Christmas News of Christ’s coming in the manger, on the cross, in His Word and Sacraments, and on the Last Day.

Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay

Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.

Life Together News Digest – November 2020

November edition features information on 2021 life marches, closed Communion, worship resources for Advent/Christmas, and other resources.

Life Together with President Harrison – October 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, reflects on the Reformation and discusses the certainty found in Christ and His forgiveness.

Life Together with President Harrison – September 2020

Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, encourages the Synod’s teachers and asks the church to pray for them, care for them and continue to support Lutheran education.

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.