official statements

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.

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.

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.

President Harrison comments on government recommendations

In light of government recommendations, we trust our great clergy and laypeople to make appropriate decisions regarding worship.

LCMS statement regarding the announced closure of Concordia University, Portland

The Board of Regents of Concordia University, Portland, Ore., has announced the closure of the school effective at the end of the current academic semester on April 30, 2020.

A statement from the Concordia University System presidents on the closing of Concordia, Portland

The institutions of the Concordia University System, the national higher education network of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, extend together our collective support for the students, faculty, staff, and administration of our sister campus in Portland, Oregon, which announced its intention to cease operations at the close of this spring semester.

LCMS President’s statement regarding gubernatorial actions expanding abortion in New York, Illinois

A statement from the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, in response to recent gubernatorial actions expanding abortion in New York and Illinois.

LCMS President’s statement regarding accident near International Center

A statement from the Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, regarding the accident that occurred on Dec. 11, 2018, near the LCMS International Center.

Rev. Bart Day accepts call to be Lutheran Church Extension Fund CEO and president

The Rev. Bart Day, executive director of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod’s Office of National Mission, has accepted a call to become President and CEO of the Lutheran Church Extension Fund.

Harrison asks for prayers for Ferguson

In the Aug. 19 statement, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison also says Synod leaders are working to assess needs in the hurting community.