Mercy

‘Sharing’ newsletter – July 2020

Lutherans continue to share the Gospel and serve others despite the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Sharing’ newsletter – 2020 Special Edition

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, through LCMS World Relief and Human Care, is assisting others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Tennessee tornadoes kill at least 24; LCMS churches not harmed

The tornadoes touched ground in Tennessee during the night and morning hours of March 2 and 3.

How a Mercy Medical Team forms

Ten strangers from different parts of America joined Ugandan Lutheran church leaders, pastors, lay members, and local medical providers to serve on an LCMS Mercy Medical Team in Uganda.

Puerto Rico hit by largest earthquake in 100 years

An LCMS assessment team is preparing to visit Puerto Rico in the next few days.

Mercy and not sacrifice

The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is lived out in the life of the Christian. We live in the in-between time, the time of sorrows. But this time of sorrow is limited. It will not last forever.

‘We care for people; that’s who we are’

From flood relief in Houston and Nebraska to hurricane aid in North Carolina and Puerto Rico, from Mercy Medical Teams in Africa to outreach to the imprisoned in Indiana, LCMS World Relief and Human Care delivers the mercy of Christ in everything it does.

Helping families facing homelessness shows Christ’s love for our neighbors

Because these families with women and children are often coming out of a domestic violence situation, we most likely will never meet them for the sake of their safety and anonymity. This is how it should be. It is about them, not us.

March ‘Witness’: Christian fellowship in a hostile culture

The March issue of The Lutheran Witness explores the theme “Life Together, Set Apart.”

Disaster Response deploying $600,000 grant for mercy work in Puerto Rico

The grant, given to the LCMS by the Harold C. Smith Foundation, will be deployed over the course of three years.

Who is my neighbor?

In the family of God, we never run out of people to love.

February ‘Witness’ asks, ‘Who is my neighbor?’

The issue explores how Lutherans show God’s love by working to meet the physical and spiritual needs of those around them.

Global Mission Fund gifts can be doubled in November

This matching opportunity means that as much as $352,937 — received in just one month — could go toward bringing people all over the world into contact with the life-saving Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Mercy essays feature Lutheran theologians from Reformation to today

In a variety of timely yet timeless essays, Lutheran theologians look at Christ’s mercy and the way in which He showers healing, compassion and forgiveness on His people.

Hawaii volcano continues to erupt and disrupt lives

Christ Lutheran Church in Hilo, Hawaii, has been working to help those affected by the eruption of the Kilauea volcano.

Upbring: Caring for children — on the border and worldwide

For more than a decade, Upbring — a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod — has been working with the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement to provide emergency shelter to undocumented children on the southern border of the United States.