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Bidding Prayer

Unwrapping the Gifts is a bimonthly publication of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Worship Ministry devoted to providing resources for worship.

LCMS encourages special prayer on World Malaria Day, April 25

ST. LOUIS, April 22, 2013—In observation of World Malaria Day, Thursday, April 25, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative is encouraging its members and all concerned individuals to remember those suffering from malaria by praying a special prayer.

LCMS ‘National Offering’ designated for ‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’ work

ST. LOUIS, April 19, 2013—Congregations and individual members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) are invited to take part in the church’s life and work in a personal way: by participating in the 2013 National Offering.

Three candidates on ballot for Missouri Synod president

ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2013—The names of three men will appear on the ballot for Synod president during voting to be conducted this June in advance of the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, held in July.

You can help ‘Orange Out Malaria!’ with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative

ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2013 – Every April 25, the world observes World Malaria Day. This year, from April 21-27, Lutherans across the United States will come together to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).

LCMS resources for the fourth Sunday of Easter in light of the Boston Marathon bombing

Resources for Sunday of Easter 4 in Light of the Boston Marathon Bombing

LCMS disaster response assesses needs in Boston

Following the Monday, April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon attacks, the LCMS is fully prepared to do one of the things she does best: show mercy to those who are suffering.

LCMS President Offers Words of Comfort on Boston Tragedy

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison offers words of comfort following the tragedy in Boston: “Like the death of our Lord Christ Himself, we pray that, even in this dark hour, the sacrifice and pain of those affected will not be in vain, but redound in good as yet unseen.”

Witness, Mercy, Life Together: 2013 LCMS National Convention

Got a question about this summer’s convention? Learn about what’s changed since the last convention, what you can expect at this year’s, and why we are all “Baptized for This Moment!”

Planners announce date for National LCMS 2016 Youth Gathering

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2013—Save the date! The 13th triennial Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) National Youth Gathering (Gathering) is set for July 16–20, 2016. The location for the event will be revealed at this summer’s Gathering in San Antonio.

Missouri Synod President sends Eastertide greeting

ST. LOUIS, April 1, 2013—In a new, three-and-a-half-minute Eastertide video greeting, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, shares the message of St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, a chapter on what the Resurrection means.

A Theft Turns into a Christian Rehabilitation Center in Mongolia

This post was shared by Rev. Matthew Heise, a missionary to Georgia and Mongolia. He has worked with the local Lutheran church in the region and led Bible studies.

Rev. Alan Ludwig, Theological Educator in Siberia, Goes South

According to Rev. Alan Ludwig, “from Siberia just about every direction is south.” Rev. Ludwig teaches at the theological institute of the Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church in Novosibirsk, Russia, and has been involved in the education there almost from its inaugural year in 1997.

Walther League reunion raises $3,400 for Walther Mausoleum

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2013—Alumni of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Walther League, the church’s former youth organization, have gathered in Frankenmuth, Mich., for a reunion for the last 28 years.

Missouri Synod’s School Ministry director wins Lutheran education top honor

ST. LOUIS, February 28, 2013—William “Bill” Cochran, director of School Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will receive the Christus Magister Award, the Lutheran Education Association’s (LEA) top honor. Since 1965, the Christus Magister Award has been presented to Lutheran educators who have made significant contributions to Lutheran education.

New Missouri Synod report offers ‘framework’ for addressing immigration

ST. LOUIS, February 25, 2013—Raise the subject of immigration and be prepared for a spirited debate. Christians who hold to the Scriptures can have varying personal and political views about the best ways to compassionately care for and serve those who come to live in the United States from other countries. A new report, “Immigrants Among Us,” by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) offers theological guidance from a Lutheran perspective for thinking through immigration issues and some practical guidance for ministering to immigrants.