For more than 30 years, thousands of Lutheran youth have participated in LCMS Servant Events, learning that serving others can make a difference because of Jesus Christ. LCMS Servant Events equip God’s people to grow in their faith through serving, sharing Christ and developing relationships.
These images from the Associated Press show the destruction ravaged by Typhoon Haiyan as it barreled across the Philippines Friday, Nov. 8, 2013. News reports indicate that more than 10,000 people are feared dead.
KSDK-TV interviews LCMS president, LCMS Disaster Response co-director about Typhoon Haiyan
The LCMS partner church in the Philippines has three congregations in areas hit hardest by the massive storm, with destruction and damage reported to members’ homes and church property.
The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) has pledged up to $100,000 for immediate Typhoon Haiyan relief, plus a $50,000 challenge matching grant to International Lutheran Council member churches.
Lutherans, including LCMS donors, have made it possible for the Synod’s small partner church in Chile to provide mercy to many people affected by one of the strongest earthquakes on record.
The Rev. Mark Junkans of Houston — whose 119-mile ordeal raised $80,000-plus — said he “never thought of giving up” because he “wanted to make a difference for the kingdom of God.”
Bringing together some 75 participants and presenters, the Oct. 23-25 event in El Paso, Texas, provides resources for participants to use immediately in their communities.
ST. LOUIS, November 5, 2013—With the launch of its “Give Graciously, Give Globally” campaign, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining “Giving Tuesday” and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4, 2013—Following the severe flooding that inundated parts of Colorado in September, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is issuing two grants for area disaster-recovery efforts. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Estes Park, Colo., will receive a grant of $171,483, and the LCMS Rocky Mountain District will receive $100,000.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison answers dozens of questions, ranging from deep theological inquiries to off-the-wall personal trivia.
The Synod is promoting Giving Tuesday — on Dec. 3 — with a special effort intended to increase the capacity of its Global Mission Fund.
With “Crucified” as their theme, they are set for July at the University of Florida, Concordia University Wisconsin and Utah State University.