The Impact of LCMS Servant Events

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.

Typhoon Haiyan: Images of a disaster

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 about Typhoon Haiyan

KSDK-TV interviews LCMS president, LCMS Disaster Response co-director about Typhoon Haiyan

LCMS pledges $150,000 for Philippines typhoon relief

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.

Missouri Synod pledges $100K plus $50K matching gift for Typhoon Haiyan relief

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.

Rev. Dr. Ihno Janssen, former LCMS Board member, dies

A memorial service is held Nov. 2 at West Portal Lutheran Church in San Francisco.

Video tells of mercy after 2010 Chile quake

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.

Pastor completes 24-hour ‘ultramarathon’ to raise mission funds

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.”

Latino Ministries Conference offers ‘practical ideas’

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.

Missouri Synod joins ‘Giving Tuesday’ effort

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.

Missouri Synod distributes $271,483 for Colorado flood relief

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.

Rev. Dr. Earl Gaulke, former editor for Synod, CPH, dies

A memorial service is held Nov. 5 at Concordia Lutheran Church in Sarasota, Fla.

President’s first Twitter discussion wide-ranging

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison answers dozens of questions, ranging from deep theological inquiries to off-the-wall personal trivia.

Synod joins ‘Giving Tuesday’ effort

The Synod is promoting Giving Tuesday — on Dec. 3 — with a special effort intended to increase the capacity of its Global Mission Fund.

Registration opens for 2014 Higher Things conferences

With “Crucified” as their theme, they are set for July at the University of Florida, Concordia University Wisconsin and Utah State University.

Wrege named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

The principal of Trinity Lutheran School, Utica, Mich., is among 61 chosen for the honor by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.