Almost four years after its dedication in 2015, the center continues to host visitors, worshipers, students and neighbors who stop by to talk, learn and reflect.
The Rev. Dr. Albert B. Collver III, director of LCMS Church Relations, joined Bishop Hans-Jorg Voigt of Germany’s Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church in bringing greetings to the Latvian church on behalf of the International Lutheran Council.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has announced 10 missionaries accepting calls to serve in seven countries around the globe. The Synod’s newest missionaries serve in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Peru, Spain and Uganda.
The facility is a modern multi-purpose international welcome, retreat and education center as well as an outpost for proclaiming the Gospel.
About 60 participants gather in the city where the Reformation started for the International Lutheran Council’s Oct. 11-13 theological-education conference.
Puya is a refugee in Berlin, where he attends Dreieinigkeits-Gemeinde (Trinity Lutheran Church) in Berlin-Steglitz, a congregation of the SELK.
With more than a million Middle Eastern asylum-seekers, flooding into Europe, a new mission field is growing exponentially for the Selbständige Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirche (SELK), a church body that has been actively receiving refugees and catechizing them for decades.
After consultation with SELK leaders and LCMS missionary staff in Europe, the Synod has established a restricted-use fund for donations for those compelled to help with LCMS mercy ministry and human-care efforts exclusively pertaining to the global refugee crisis.