With the name of Jesus and at the celebration of His first shedding of blood, we begin our new year.
Congregational Anniversaries (January 2023)
Announcements featuring special church anniversaries.
Call for nominations: Director of vicarage/internship, Concordia Seminary
Nominations are requested by Jan. 19, 2023.
Respect for Marriage Act: Misnamed law threatens religious liberty
On Dec. 13, President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law.
‘Behold the Man’: December LW
The December issue of The Lutheran Witness explores how Lutheran anthropology informs and directs our lives here and in the life to come.
From the mission field: Living voices of the Gospel in Papua New Guinea
Updates about LCMS mission work around the world.
LCMS and LCC Joint Statement on Mission and Ministry in Canada
On November 21–22, 2022, representatives from The Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) met in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to discuss the work and scope of the LCMS English and SELC Districts in Canada.
More Million Dollar Life Match grants awarded during Phase 2
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has awarded 48 grants during Phase 2 of the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match. The program, which offers a total of $1 million in matching grants, seeks to support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.
St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf: Teaching the ‘whole person’
St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf accepts students from preschool through eighth grade and operates in space provided by Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in Dearborn, Mich.
‘A way to serve’: Organist honored for 70 years at same congregation
Eileen Jones began serving at Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Britton, Mich., when she was 16 years old.
Call for nominations: Practical Theology, Concordia Seminary
Nominations are due by Jan. 5.
Right administration of the sacraments
The true “marks” of the church are evident to all and provide sufficient grounds to identify the presence of true fellowship.
‘Profound unity and purpose’ in Kenya
In September, representatives from the LCMS gathered in Kisumu, Kenya, with representatives from 34 of the Synod’s partner churches to discuss the work of the confessional Lutheran church around the world.
Youth Ministry shares findings of Gathering participant poll
Youth Gathering participants have taken the poll at every Gathering since the first one in 1980.