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LCMS joins in releasing “An Affirmation of Marriage”

ST. LOUIS, June 6, 2013—Seeking to provide clarity and express mutual agreement on what Scripture teaches about marriage and sexuality, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod released “An Affirmation of Marriage” May 24 that also is signed by leaders of the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC) and the North American Lutheran Church (NALC).

An Affirmation of Marriage

“An Affirmation of Marriage” – A statement by the Anglican Church in North America, Lutheran Church-Canada, North American Lutheran Church and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

Schmidt named director of LCMS School Ministry

ST. LOUIS, May 28, 2013—Terry L. Schmidt has been named director of School Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) effective July 1.

Missouri Synod grants $100,000 for Oklahoma tornado relief

ST. LOUIS, May 24, 2013— As damage assessments continue, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has approved an initial $100,000 emergency grant to the LCMS Oklahoma District to meet immediate tornado-relief needs.

Disaster response photos from Oklahoma

After the May 20, 2013, monstrous tornadoes, which devastated parts the Midwest and Moore, Okla., killing at least 24 people — many of them children — LCMS Disaster Response staff are requesting prayers and gifts to help with the Synod’s ongoing relief effort. See how the LCMS is responding by bearing witness to Christ and showing mercy to others.

Missouri Synod President signs joint statement on proposed changes to Boy Scout membership policy

ST. LOUIS, May 23, 2013 — The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), joined 49 leaders of religious organizations in the United States in signing a statement that was sent yesterday to Boy Scouts of America imploring the organization to retain its current membership policy.

LCMS responds to Oklahoma tornado

ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2013—In the wake of the monstrous tornado that struck Moore, Okla., and severe storms that affected other areas of the Midwest yesterday, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) asks for prayers and financial gifts to help those affected by the disaster.

Mercy Medical Team Trip to Madagascar

During a March 2013 LCMS Mercy Medical Team trip to Madagascar, team members treated 1,321 patients and filled 4,000 prescriptions.

Missouri Synod issues new $70,000 grant for ongoing Superstorm Sandy relief

ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2013—As recovery efforts continue on the East Coast following the ravages of Superstorm Sandy last fall, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is issuing a new $70,000 grant to help 32 local families repair or renovate their storm-damaged homes.

LCMS participates in ecumenical summit on biblical marriage, sexuality

ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2013—A landmark ecumenical summit on “Biblical Teaching on Marriage and Sexuality” featuring church leaders from the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC), North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and The Lutheran Church―Missouri Synod (LCMS).took place May 3-5, 2013, at Church of the Holy Communion, Dallas.

The Kermit Gosnell Verdict: Implications for Pro-Life Lutheran Christians

After a nine-week trial, which included weeks of graphic testimony, a Pennsylvania jury found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three of four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of babies who were born alive, but who died after their spinal cords were severed in procedures Gosnell called “abortions.”

LCMS Virtual Life Conference offers pro-life education, advocacy resources

ST. LOUIS, May 7, 2013—The LCMS Virtual Life Conference is live! The new Web resource makes it easy for those who missed or want to re-live the first-ever Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Life Conference and get the information from the conference.

Registration drive opens for ‘LCMS U’ network

ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2013—On practically every college campus there are challenges to the biblical worldview, doctrine, ethics and practices. LCMS U, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s new campus-ministry network, will serve to connect and support Lutheran Christian students, congregations and campus ministries, so that students are equipped to boldly bear witness to Christ on their college campuses.

Small Catechism with Explanations in Kyrgyz Completed and Distributed!

On April 21, 2013, several Kyrgyz-speaking members of the Lutheran Church Concordia (LCC) ventured from their villages and towns into Bishkek to help celebrate the completion of the Small Catechism with explanation in Kyrgyz.

LCMS Disaster Response on the scene in West, Texas

LCMS Disaster Response on the scene in West, Texas, bearing mercy in our life together. The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of the LCMS’ Mercy Operations Group, talks with Michele Marak Scott, principal of West Elementary School, about the needs in West, Texas, in the aftermath of the devastating fertilizer plant explosion.

New free resources teach ‘A Simple Way to Pray’

ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2013—The blessings of prayer are infinite; the way to pray is simple. Two new resources, a free two-part Bible study and a video, from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) provide an introduction to Martin Luther’s “A Simple Way to Pray,” which offers instruction on how to pray.