Missouri District

‘Bells still are chiming and calling’: Damaged LCMS churches carry out ministry while working to rebuild

Three historic LCMS congregations are rebuilding following catastrophic losses earlier this year.

Hagan elected to second term in Missouri

The Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Missouri District at the district’s 20th convention, June 10–12 in Columbia, Mo.

‘Christ’s Church is not a building’: Immanuel, St. Charles, looks ahead after ceiling collapse

In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 29, Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Mo., experienced a devastating collapse of the entire baptismal side of its interior sanctuary ceiling facade. The building was empty at the time, and no one was hurt.

Two Lutheran-school teachers win teaching-excellence award

Receiving the “Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award” Nov. 12 in St. Louis were fourth-grade teacher Brenda Doering and high school chemistry teacher Rich Langefeld.

Empowerment Center, including Lutheran Hope Center, opens at Ferguson’s ‘ground zero’

LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.

Lutheran Hope Center, Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson – Grand Opening on July 26

ST. LOUIS — The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will have clergy on hand representing the Lutheran Hope Center, part of the Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson, during the grand opening of the new facility which begins 10 a.m. July 26 at 9420 West Florissant Ave.

Supreme Court delivers landmark ruling in favor of LCMS church preschool

With the U.S. Supreme Court delivering its Trinity Lutheran Church ruling in favor of the church, the Synod will be looking at the specifics of the decision and its implications for religious liberty.

Prayers, generosity enable LCMS mercy efforts after 2017 storms

Spring 2017 flooding in Missouri and tornadoes in Texas are only part of a string of destructive calamities straining available disaster-response resources.

Lutheran Housing Support, partners break ground for more College Hill homes

Four new homes for the historic St. Louis neighborhood are part of an LCMS National Housing Support Corporation initiative.

Commentary: U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on case involving LCMS congregation

James Gottry, legal counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, writes that the U.S. Supreme Court might rule in favor of religious nonprofits on the basis of religious discrimination.

KFUO Audio: Supreme Court hears ‘playground case’ of Trinity Lutheran of Columbia v. Comer

The United States Supreme Court on April 19 heard oral arguments for Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, a case involving an LCMS congregation. Alliance Defending Freedom attorney Christiana Holcomb talks about the ‘playground case’ with KFUO Radio host Kip Allen during a “Free to be Faithful” program.

KFUO’s ‘Sharathon’ set for April 20-22

The Synod’s worldwide radio station is asking listeners for support during its annual fundraiser.

Lutherans help midwestern communities after late-winter tornadoes

Lutheran Early Response Teams join storm-recovery efforts in rural southeastern Missouri and central Illinois.

Kansas City church hit by arson

The suspect, in his early 20s and likely high on drugs when he set the fire, is still at large.

Registration opens for 2017 national RSTM conference

The LCMS conference is set for Nov. 9-11 at the Hilton Kansas City Airport Hotel in Kansas City, Mo.

KFUO Audio: Interview with Rev. Jeffrey Dock about Options for Women

KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates and Rev. Jeffrey Dock – pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Louisiana, Mo., and president of Options for Women – discuss the new pregnancy resource center in Bowling Green, Mo. The center, which opened on May 2, serves Bowling Green and surrounding counties in northeast Missouri.