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‘Reporter’ supplement: ‘Life Together with President Harrison’ – December 2021

This supplement to the December 2021 Reporter is the first of a series titled “Life Together with President Harrison.” Additional installments are planned for 2022.

‘Reporter’ supplement: Pastoral Education – Are Pastors Really Necessary?

In a supplement to the September 2021 “Reporter,” LCMS Pastoral Education addresses the question of whether pastors are necessary, introduces the new Church Worker Recruitment Initiative and shows how you support our seminaries through the Synod.

LCMS President Harrison: Finnish Parliament member faithfully confesses amid opposition

Hear from Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a Lutheran member of the Finnish Parliament who is facing prosecution for writing on the Christian view of marriage.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission: ‘Caring for the Homeless with the Theology of the Cross’

The Biblical Charities Continuing Education, which promotes applied mercy-education in connection with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, sponsored a roundtable discussion on “Caring for the Homeless with the Theology of the Cross.”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Impact of New Sexuality on Christian Ministry’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford, president of the LCMS Minnesota South District and associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Farmington, Minn., presented a free webinar on “Reaching the Heart of the Refugee Woman.”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Reaching the Heart of the Refugee Woman’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Mrs. Carol Buckman of Christian Friends of New Americans presented a free webinar on “Reaching the Heart of the Refugee Woman.”

Three-year schedule of daily Bible readings for 2021 to 2023

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has joined with the Lutheran Church—Canada and the North American Lutheran Church to compile a three-year plan of daily Bible readings and a year-long series of weekly readings on Martin Luther’s approach to the Scriptures.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission webinar: ‘Leadership Through Conflict’

Hosted by LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission, Rev. Mike Moreno (PMHP/PMSW), mental health and marriage counselor at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Neb., presented a webinar titled “Leadership Through Conflict” on May 13, 2021.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘A Lutheran Rapper? Yes! Using This Art Form to Proclaim Christ’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Grammy-nominated Christian rapper Marcus Tyrone Gray presented a free webinar on “A Lutheran Rapper? Yes! Using This Art Form to Proclaim Christ.”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘New Insight and Hope for U.S. Race Relations’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. Dr. Gerard Bolling presents a free webinar on “New Insight and Hope for U.S. Race Relations.”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘One Nation Under God’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. B. Keith Haney presented a free webinar on “One Nation Under God.”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘A Place Not Forgotten’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. John Schmidtke presented a free webinar on “A Place Not Forgotten.” Ministry in the urban context is challenging as ministries deal with poverty, crime, lack of opportunity and a host of social issues.

LCMS Worship: Suggestions for 2021 midweek Lenten services

LCMS Worship provides suggestions for liturgy, psalms, readings, hymns and collects to use during 2021 midweek Lenten services.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Developing Enterprise for Mercy’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Martin Schultheis presented a free webinar on “Developing Enterprise for Mercy.” Resources and opportunity often seem to be lacking in the urban communities in need of enterprise.

LCMS Worship: Advent/Christmas resources for congregations

New Advent/Christmas resources help congregations reach out to their communities and plan their Advent midweek services.

COVID-19: Resources from DOXOLOGY

DOXOLOGY, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, offers resources for pastors and congregations. Their goal is to support faithful pastors in their vital service to the dear souls committed to their care.