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Lutheran Housing Support receives $15,000 grant

Through the grant, the Thrivent Financial Foundation will match 50 cents for every dollar that Lutheran Housing Support raises through the end of 2015, up to $15,000.

LCMS Youth Ministry announces staff changes

The Rev. Mark Kiessling is now interim director of LCMS Youth Ministry and the Rev. Dr. Terry Dittmer is Youth Ministry’s senior director — youth ministry specialist.

LCMS congregation celebrates 350th anniversary

St. Matthew Lutheran Church in New York City traces its history back to the date the congregation was chartered — Dec. 6, 1664.

Commentary: What can Lutherans do about persecution of Christians?

The commentary writer addresses that question after attending the inaugural summit sponsored by ‘In Defense of Christians’ Sept. 9-11 in Washington, D.C.

Belay: LCMS ‘not there for lip service’ for Ethiopian seminary

The Rev. Dr. Belay Guta, president of the Mekane Yesus Seminary in Ethiopia, thanks the LCMS for its help during a Sept. 9 Worldwide KFUO interview.

CTCR releases paper on gender-identity disorder

The paper responds to questions the LCMS Commission on Theology and Church Relations has received about the matter of transsexual or transgender individuals.

‘Be Lutheran,’ Harrison encourages collegians in tweet chat

For the tweet-chat discussion in its entirety, go to #lcmspresident on Twitter or twubs.com/lcmspresident on Twubs.

Youth Ministry revamps ‘youthESource.com’

The website offers Christ-centered resources for those who work with youth in the church — in congregations and beyond.

First Lutheran Youth Corps servant event is Aug. 11-17

Participants will provide mercy-and-service work with Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries and its member congregations in that city.

LFL conference set for Oct. 24-25 in Michigan

This year’s Lutherans For Life National Conference will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Grand Rapids, Mich., under the theme “Matters of the Heart.”

U.S. Supreme Court rules in favor of religious liberty

The Synod responds to the ruling that supports Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.

LIRS, partners respond to immigrant-children crisis

Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service partners are providing care and services to help with the recent influx of unaccompanied immigrant children in the U.S.

‘Lutheran Witness’ editor pens CPH book

“Hello, My Name Is Single: How I Learned to Ignore the World’s Expectations and Trust God,” by Adriane Dorr Heins, discusses issues facing those who are unmarried.

Violent storms affect LCMS members, pastor, churches

The violent storm system sweeping through the central, southern and eastern United States April 27-May 1 causes damages or destruction for LCMS members, a pastor and at least five congregations.

LCMS Communications wins 13 ACP awards

The Associated Church Press announces its “Best of the Christian Press Awards” for work in 2013 during an April 23-26 convention in Chicago.

LCMS missionary Edward Strohschein dies

A memorial service is planned at the Church of All Nations in Hong Kong in early June.