Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)

Recognized Service Organizations – Second Quarter 2019 Newsletter

The LCMS Recognized Service Organizations newsletter features information about Perry Lutheran Homes in Perry, Iowa, where residents provide hope through its clay cross ministry.

Summer Servant Events still taking registrations

The events range in duration from a few days to several weeks and are open to a variety of ages.

Bethesda observes 115th anniversary, celebrates awareness month

Bethesda Lutheran Communities — an LCMS Recognized Service Organization — provides homes and other services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

From the mission field – Healing in Rwanda

In March, Ambassadors of Reconciliation, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, provided reconciliation training for Rwandan pastors and laypeople affected by the 1994 genocide.

RSO update (Dec. 2018-March 2019)

A listing of new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed and those whose RSO status has been removed.

Convention servant event to assist mothers and children in need

Participants in the event, titled “Joy:fully Serving,” will prepare 275 baskets for distribution by two Florida-based LCMS Recognized Service Organizations.

Bethesda Auxiliary offering scholarships for seminarians, college students

Ten scholarships totaling $30,000 are available for individuals who plan to enhance the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Crisis in Venezuela: Resting in God while hoping for change

As the country of Venezuela contends with supply shortages and unrest, the LCMS is trying to help.

Register for church interpreter training by May 24

The training, set for June 13–16 at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind., is open to students of all levels.

Campus clips – People, projects and lists

News from LCMS colleges and seminaries.

Nebraska, other states face historic flooding

On Thursday, March 21, Synod representatives will visit Nebraska to conduct an assessment of damage with the district president and other officials.

Registration open for 2019 Rural & Small Town Mission Conference

The conference is set for Nov. 14–16 in Minneapolis.

Bethesda to celebrate National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month in March

The month is an opportunity to support individuals with developmental disabilities, to spread awareness about the progress that has been made, and to reflect on what more can be done.

Recognized Service Organizations – First Quarter 2019 Newsletter

Lutheran Indian Ministries, based in Brookfield, Wis., seeks to help Native American communities and families heal from generational trauma through its Bible-based healing ministry.

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.