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Worldwide KFUO ‘Book Talk’ interviews author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v Wade

Clarke D. Forsythe, author of Abuse of Discretion: The Inside Story of Roe v Wade, provides a revealing analysis of the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion on demand. The program originally aired Feb. 14, 2014, on Worldwide KFUO’s Cross Edges ‘Book Talk’ feature.

Resource and Ideas for Renewing the Lutheran Catechumenate

This is a document published by the former Commission on Worship which explores the Lutheran version of the catechumenate. Several churches that have catechumenal ministry for adults (as well as youth) are interviewed.

Video: Missionary Service of Sending – 2014

The February 2014 new missionary orientation culminated in a special Service of Sending Friday, Feb. 14, 2014, at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center in St. Louis. During the service, the new missionaries received certificates of completion for LCMS Missionary Orientation, and they, their spouses and families were prayed for.

Concordia Plan Services named one of 100 ‘healthiest workplaces’ nationwide

ST. LOUIS, February 17, 2014—Concordia Plan Services (CPS) has found that an apple a day really does keep the doctor away. CPS, the benefits provider of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), has been named one of the 100 “Healthiest Workplaces” in America.

Ready. Set. Go! LCMS sends new missionaries to the four corners

Special “sending service” for new Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) missionaries being sent to the four corners of the globe.

LCMS responds to Thrivent’s ‘Financial Neutrality Policy’

ST. LOUIS, February 7, 2014—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) released today an initial response to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ “Financial Neutrality Policy.”

LCMS initial reaction to Thrivent’s ‘Financial Neutrality Policy’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, guided by the Word of God, is unabashedly and actively pro-life. Thus we are deeply concerned by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ decision, announced Feb. 6, 2014, to adopt a “Financial Neutrality Policy” effective immediately to guide its decisions for outreach funding of charitable organizations.

President Harrison visits Madagascar

See photographs of LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison as he visits a Lutheran church near Antsirabe, Madagascar, on Feb. 5, 2014. Harrison addressed the opening of the Fiangonana Loterana Malagasy synodical convention.

Seminary dedication in Ghana

See photographs from the dedication of the Lutheran Theological Seminary of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014, in Greater Accra, Ghana. LCMS President Rev. Dr . Matthew C. Harrison and ELGC Bishop Paul Fynn lead the ceremony. Photographs by Erik M. Lunsford, staff photojournalist in LCMS Communications.

Feast of the Purification of Mary

Pastors, this is one of the feasts that (sadly!) tends to be mostly observed only when it falls on Sunday, as it does this year. That means that many are tempted to speak the unfamiliar Proper Preface. If you’d like a little practice learning to sing it, listen here to Pr. Sean Daenzer as he sings it for you.

Touring the Old Latin School in Wittenberg, Germany

Members of the International Lutheran Society of Wittenberg meet at the Luther Hotel in Wittenberg, Germany, tour the reconstruction work at the Old Latin School in the city center, and visit the Luther House. Photographs by Erik M. Lunford, staff photojournalist at the LCMS.

Harmelink named executive director of Concordia Historical Institute

ST. LOUIS, January 28, 2014—The Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Harmelink has been named executive director of Concordia Historical Institute (CHI), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) venerable repository of documents and artifacts, effective Feb. 1.

Health care professionals needed for volunteer medical teams abroad Positions open for teams in Africa, the Caribbean, Eurasia

ST. LOUIS, January 27, 2014—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has an immediate need for health care professionals and others to join short-term volunteer medical teams to provide health care for underserved people abroad.

Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod announce formal discussions

ST. LOUIS, January 27, 2014—Representatives and leaders from the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus (EECMY) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) met at the Mekane Yesus Seminary, the EECMY headquarters, and the Gudina Tumsa Wholistic Training Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Jan. 23 – 26, 2014, to discuss the relationship between the two church bodies.

Lutherans mark 41st anniversary of Roe v. Wade

ST. LOUIS, January 16, 2014—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) annual National Lutheran Schools Week celebration, held this year Jan. 26-Feb. 1, provides the church’s 2,300 preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among students, families, faculty and staff.

National Lutheran Schools Week begins Jan. 26

ST. LOUIS, January 16, 2014—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) annual National Lutheran Schools Week celebration, held this year Jan. 26-Feb. 1, provides the church’s 2,300 preschools, elementary schools and high schools with the public opportunity to proclaim and celebrate God’s work among students, families, faculty and staff.