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Ways to show your gratitude and support for church workers

Suggestions for ways to show your gratitude and support for your pastors, teachers, church musicians, deaconesses and other church workers.

Video: How to do family devotions

Pastor Sean Daenzer, director of Worship for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and chaplain for the LCMS International Center, shares how to do family devotions at home.

Collects for the Present Pandemic

In the rapidly changing circumstances of this global pandemic, pastors will know best how to adjust, compose and extemporize prayers for the needs of services, broadcasts and other occasions.

Prayers to use during the pandemic — Palm Sunday and Holy Week

LCMS Worship provides updated prayers of the church for Series A and One-Year Series that congregations may use on Palm Sunday and during Holy Week.

Devotional booklets to use during crisis situations

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod provides four devotional booklets to bring God’s comfort and peace during the coronavirus pandemic and other crisis situations.

Psalm 91 memory challenge

Join your brothers and sisters in Christ as we memorize Psalm 91 together.

Prayers to use during the pandemic — Series A and One-Year Series

LCMS Worship is providing updated prayers of the church for Series A and One-Year Series that can be used by your congregation March 22 and March 29.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘A Welcoming Church’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, former Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) vice-president Kaye Wolff presents a free webinar titled “A Welcoming Church.”

LCMS president’s message and resources for coronavirus pandemic

Tips and encouragement for LCMS congregations and individuals as they respond to COVID-19.

Propers in Time of Pestilence

When calamity and death strike, we do not put God on trial to accuse or excuse His unexplainable actions in the world. Instead, we implore His grace in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has taken up our…

‘Reporter’ supplement: Pastoral Education – The truth of Christ is that important

The March 2020 supplement to the “Reporter” highlights the importance of pastoral formation in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Create Vibrant Multi-Ethnic Ministries’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Rev. Eric Linthicum presents a free webinar titled “Create Vibrant Multi-Ethnic Ministries.”

LCMS Worship: Lenten resources

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and Concordia Publishing House offer Lenten resources to help congregations plan 2020 worship services.

LCMS statement regarding the announced closure of Concordia University, Portland

The Board of Regents of Concordia University, Portland, Ore., has announced the closure of the school effective at the end of the current academic semester on April 30, 2020.

A statement from the Concordia University System presidents on the closing of Concordia, Portland

The institutions of the Concordia University System, the national higher education network of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, extend together our collective support for the students, faculty, staff, and administration of our sister campus in Portland, Oregon, which announced its intention to cease operations at the close of this spring semester.

‘Reporter’ Supplement: Global Seminary Initiative – We’re all in this together

In a supplement to the February 2020 “Reporter,” learn how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Global Seminary Initiative transforms the lives and futures of LCMS partner churches and the pastors who serve them.