Recognized Service Organization

Young Gavin Ruehling helps carry supplies from a disaster trailer as volunteers help clean up March 4 in Perryville, Mo., where a tornado earlier that week stripped trees of limbs and left about 100 homes leveled or damaged. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford)

Lutherans help midwestern communities after late-winter tornadoes

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

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Pictured March 15 after receiving a mission-grant check of $25,000 from the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) are, from left, the Rev. Bart Day, executive director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, and the Rev. Mark Kiessling, director of LCMS Youth Ministry. Presenting the grant check were LWML President Patti Ross and Shelley Moeller, the LWML’s vice-president of Gospel Outreach. The grant will be used for housing and stipends to enable young adults to serve for 10 weeks or 10 months with Youth Ministry’s Lutheran Young Adult Corps. (LCMS/Frank Kohn)

LWML president presents mission grants in St. Louis

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League’s Patti Ross presents grants of $120,000 for renovations to the Lutheran Church of Nigeria’s seminary, and $25,000 to the Lutheran Young Adult Corps.

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Camp Restore seeks volunteers for cleanup after NOLA tornado

Some 800 homes are in need of repair after an EF-3 tornado roars through New Orleans East Feb. 7.

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LEA honors 10 educators with 2017 awards

Heading Lutheran Education Association’s distinguished-educators list is the Rev. William “Bill” Beckmann, recipient of the “Christus Magister” award.

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The Rev. Dwight Dickinson Sr., left, pastor of Great Commission Lutheran Church in St. Louis, talks with the Rev. Dr. Yohannes Mengsteab, mission and ministry facilitator Area B for the LCMS Texas District, during the recent Black Clergy Caucus. (LCMS /Megan K. Mertz)

Black Clergy Caucus shares resources for ‘more vibrant’ ministry

The group discusses ministry in prisons, jails and schools at its Jan. 18-20 gathering in Dallas.

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RSO News Update

RSO News Update – First Quarter 2017

The First Quarter 2017 newsletter for LCMS Recognized Service Organizations features the Lutheran Church Charities’ K-9 Comfort Dog Ministry and Lutheran Special Education Ministries.

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