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Missouri Synod missionaries from across U.S. accept calls to serve abroad

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has announced 10 missionaries accepting calls to serve in seven countries around the globe. The Synod’s newest missionaries serve in Germany, the Czech Republic, the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, Peru, Spain and Uganda.

Lutheran Hope Center, Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson – Grand Opening on July 26

ST. LOUIS — The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will have clergy on hand representing the Lutheran Hope Center, part of the Community Empowerment Center of Ferguson, during the grand opening of the new facility which begins 10 a.m. July 26 at 9420 West Florissant Ave.

Missouri Synod announces Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty leader

ST. LOUIS — The Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, speaker for “The Lutheran Hour” radio program since 2011, has accepted the call to be the first executive director of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s new Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty (LCRL).

Lutheran leader offers press interviews as 500th anniversary of the Reformation approaches

Rev. Harrison is available for interviews regarding the Reformation now through Oct. 31, as the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation approaches.

Missouri Synod Lutherans join St. Louis Archdiocese in opposing Board Bill 203

The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, a national church body of 2 million members headquartered in St. Louis County, joins the Most Reverend Robert J. Carlson, Archbishop of St. Louis, in opposing Board Bill 203, a proposed ordinance to amend the existing antidiscrimination law of the City of St. Louis. The aim of this Bill is to add “pregnancy and reproductive health decisions as protected classes.”

LCMS Foundation reduces fees for custodial accounts

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation has announced a reduction in its custodial account pricing schedule, a move that positively affects hundreds of LCMS ministries holding investment assets with the Foundation.

Lutheran housing organization receives $15,000 grant from Thrivent

ST. LOUIS, Sept. 22, 2014 — The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod National Housing Support Corporation, which does business as Lutheran Housing Support, recently received a grant from the Thrivent Financial Foundation. For every dollar the organization Lutheran Housing Support raises through the end of 2015, the Thrivent Financial Foundation will match 50 cents up to $15,000 through the end of 2015.

Simon named VP at LCMS Foundation

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation recently named Ralph Simon as vice-president of Investment Services, effective July 7, 2014.

15 countries. 35 new missionaries.

Special “sending service” for 35 new missionaries who have completed two weeks of training at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center in St. Louis before they are sent to the four corners of the globe. They will join approximately 140 other missionaries around the world.

LCMS Foundation names Clasquin as VP

ST. LOUIS, June 9, 2014— Tina Clasquin has been promoted to vice-president of trust administration and customer support with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation effective June 16.

Missouri Synod Lutherans commit $100K to Nebraska tornado relief

ST. LOUIS, June 17, 2014—Following dual tornadoes that pummeled a small town in Nebraska on June 16, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has committed an initial $100,000 to the disaster relief and response effort.

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Recommends Faith-based Program for Girls

ST. LOUIS (May 14, 2014) – The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and American Heritage Girls (AHG) Executive Director Patti Garibay signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) May 14, 2014.

Missouri Synod Lutherans continue Philippine disaster-relief efforts

ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2014—Many teams and organizations sent to assist with last fall’s Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts have already left the Philippines, just four months after the disaster.

Missouri Synod Lutherans participate in ‘Refugee Sunday’

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2014—Schools and congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will be participating in Refugee Sunday on June 22.

Help Orange Out Malaria! in April with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative

ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2014—Lutherans across the United States will come together to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) April 22-25, ending the week with LMI Sunday on April 27.

Missouri Synod Lutherans release new mission-focused journal

ST. LOUIS, March 26, 2014—“Is there a uniquely Lutheran approach to mission?” That question is at the heart of the Journal of Lutheran Mission, a new free electronic publication now available from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).