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Life Together with President Harrison – May 2017

Blessed Eastertide to all. Christ is risen, he is risen indeed! LCMS volunteers have been working hard to help with flood relief. Decades of mission work is bearing fruit in Togo. We’ve got articles on baptism, marriage and much more in the Digest this month.

Life Together with President Harrison – April 2017

This edition of Life Together highlights many areas of prayer and trial for the LCMS.

Life Together with President Harrison – March 2017

Blessed Lententide to all of you! There are many challenges facing us right now, but it’s also true that we are richly blessed as we look forward to Easter.

Life Together with President Harrison – February 2017

This month, President Harrison highlights the Synod’s missionaries and talks about his experience at the recent March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Life Together with President Harrison – January 2017

This month President Harrison shares news about our universities, the demographic decline of our Synod, the March for Life, Ministry to the Armed Forces and much more.

Welcome to Earth, O noble Guest!

Merry Christmas to you and yours from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. May Christ dwell in you richly this season.

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, President Harrison shares encouraging words as we serve our neighbor in this Advent and Christmas season. There is wonderful news out of Madagascar and an exciting opportunity to speak out for life as we join together in good faith with other Christians and non-Christians this January at the March for Life, followed by our Life Conference. And don’t miss the new outreach resources available from our various ministries.

Life Together with President Harrison – November 2016

A new manual for church planting, the 2016 Convention proceedings and a new resource from CPH on sexual morality. Journey around the country with a video telling the story of Rural & Small Town Ministry and see images from the LCMS response to Hurricane Matthew in Haiti.

Life Together with President Harrison – October 2016

Coming to you from the steps of Luther’s university in Wittenberg, Germany, President Harrison has a wide variety of news and resources to share. Don’t miss out on this month’s edition of Life Together!

Life Together with President Harrison – September 2016

In our trying times, it is good to remember that faith is a living daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a believer would stake his life on it a thousand times. This edition of Life Together introduces the new life campaign – #eyesoflife – as well as the Lutheran Federal Credit Union, a fantastic new resource designed to serve our members specifically.

Life Together with President Harrison – August 2016

The unity on issues such as preaching, communion, marriage and abortion that was shown at our National Convention was truly encouraging. Legal challenges may face our churches and we’re providing resources to help. But today we encourage you to grab hold of the Scriptures in these wild times. It’s time to “get at it! Let’s make sure the we, the original Protestants, know our Scriptures.”

Doctrine and Mission: The Purpose of Synod Meetings

Read one Synod president’s words, which comprise a beautiful, urgent admonition for synod conventions to be, above all, doctrinal and to be doctrinal in order to be about mission.

Life Together with President Harrison – June 2016

President Harrison shares some thoughts on the recently completed LCMS presidential election and what the LCMS will be focusing on the next few years.

Life Together with President Harrison – May 2016

Are we seeing a religious litmus test for serving in public office? Recent events may suggest we are. Also, in this edition of Life Together, see how the LCMS is sending missionaries into challenging settings in the United States, including Ferguson, Mo., and hear what one man considers to be the best job in the world. All this and more in this month’s Life Together Digest with President Harrison.

Life Together with President Harrison – April 2016

President Harrison discusses religious freedom, neighborhood outreach, gay marriage and abortion in this month’s video. We will speak the truth and we will do it in love and President Harrison has encouraging words for the church in a time when we have many questions about our future.

Life Together with President Harrison – March 2016

Christ came to seek and to save the lost, which is our mission as the church. As we move towards Easter, we remember that Death has already been deprived of his power. The hard part is over, the resurrection is near and it is as if we have only a little toe in the grave! God grant you a blessed Easter in the name of Christ.