As the news reports become fewer, headlines fade and people grow weary of hearing about catastrophes, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and district efforts will continue toward long-term recovery and care for the victims of Harvey and Irma … and perhaps Maria.
The LCMS encourages congregations to use the church bulletin insert and flier to inform members how they can join relief efforts after Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma.
Disaster-response planning continues among LCMS Disaster Response, LCMS Texas District responders and partner organizations as Hurricane Harvey relief operations switch gears toward long-term recovery.
Amid loss and devastation, the people of Texas serve each other as LCMS congregations like Trinity Klein lead the way.
In the middle of one of the worst natural disasters in history, “we have seen honor in action, love in action and service in action through governments, agencies, churches, families and individuals. But we’ve also seen God in action,” writes Greg Seltz.
Residents in hard-hit areas need basic supplies like food and water and help with cleanup, “but most of all, they need to hear that God is with them.”
LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through its Disaster Response team, is working with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Texas District to bring urgent relief and the hope of the Gospel to Texans whose lives have been shaken by Hurricane Harvey.
I am pleased to offer this brief but worthwhile Hurricane Harvey-related commentary by my esteemed predecessor as Director of LCMS Disaster Response, the Rev. Glenn F. Merritt, now retired in Arlington, Texas.
The LCMS encourages congregations to use these church bulletin inserts and resources to inform members how they can support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is working alongside the Texas District to provide physical and spiritual care and comfort to all victims.
An army of LCMS people — national and district, professional and lay, staff and volunteer — will be coming alongside our afflicted brothers and sisters in Christ in southeastern Texas.
Spring 2017 flooding in Missouri and tornadoes in Texas are only part of a string of destructive calamities straining available disaster-response resources.
A joint memorial service for Rev. Carlos H. Puig and his wife, Joan, is set for Oct. 22 at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church, Houston.