In Memoriam (January 2021)

Obituaries for ordained and commissioned ministers

Congregational Anniversaries (January 2021)

Announcements featuring special church anniversaries.

State of the Synod goes online in 2020

The State of the Synod content has taken on a new delivery form this year, available to a wider online audience at the LCMS website.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: December 2020 newsletter

The LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission newsletter discusses ways a deaconess can assist the pastors of local congregations and organizations.

Position announcement: Practical Theology faculty, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis

The position also includes the administrative role of parish educator.

Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2020

LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2020’s definitive moments.

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, proclaims the Good Christmas News of Christ’s coming in the manger, on the cross, in His Word and Sacraments, and on the Last Day.

NLSA selects Dinger for School Shepherd Award

The Rev. Jonathan Dinger, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School in Pocatello, Idaho, was selected by National Lutheran School Accreditation to receive the 2020 NLSA School Shepherd Award.

From the mission field – Dominican Republic, Latvia

Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.

Photo essay: Campus ministry: Gospel light in a dark world

The Rev. Michael Schuermann, pastor of University Lutheran, is at work amid ever-changing circumstances on this campus, serving students, faculty, staff and members of the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

‘Take Heart’ retreats uplift, refresh pastors during COVID-19

The LCMS Office of National Mission is partnering with DOXOLOGY on a series of retreats to help pastors and the souls in their care rest in the Gospel.

Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay

Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.

Serina accepts call to CTCR

The Rev. Dr. Richard J. Serina Jr., who will serve as associate executive director of the Commission on Theology and Church Relations, replaces the Rev. Dr. Larry Vogel, who retired earlier this year.

December ‘Witness’: The gift that gives eternal life

The December issue of ‘The Lutheran Witness’ explores how the Old Testament portrays and points to the Second Person of the Trinity, the eternally begotten Son of God.

Campus clips – Seminaries and colleges report on enrollment, events, service

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

BNM business includes church worker recruitment, COVID-19, race

On Oct. 15, the LCMS Board for National Mission met for a full-day meeting via Zoom.