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LCMS National Housing Support Corp. awarded $150,000 grant for St. Louis City renewal

ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2014—LCMS National Housing Support Corp. (NHSC) d/b/a Lutheran Housing Support has been awarded a $150,000 Wells Fargo UrbanLIFT™ grant for the corporation’s ongoing revitalization efforts in St. Louis’ historic College Hill neighborhood.

Missouri Synod president shares Lenten message

ST. LOUIS, March 6, 2014—“May the Lord bless you in this period of repentance with joy, knowing that Jesus loves sinners,” says the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, in his Lenten message to the church.

Wenthe named president of Concordia University System

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2014—The Rev. Dr. Dean O. Wenthe has accepted the call effective immediately to serve as president of the Concordia University System (CUS), which serves to further the objectives of higher education within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as carried out by its colleges and universities.

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.”

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.

Missouri Synod announces three staff changes

ST. LOUIS, January 10, 2014—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) announces three staff changes effective immediately at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis, Mo.

New Missouri Synod video depicts disaster relief efforts in the Philippines

ST. LOUIS, December 27, 2013—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has released a video showing the immediate and ongoing disaster relief ministry of the LCMS and its partner, the Lutheran Church in the Philippines, in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Viewers will see images – some sure to be disturbing – of the effects of the typhoon and hear from church leaders who were on-site within a week of the typhoon that struck Nov. 8.

Missouri Synod president issues Christmas message

In a Christmas message released today, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), offers a greeting expressing joyful hope for the future and thanks for LCMS pastors, teachers, members and benefactors.

Rodewald to lead Lutheran Bible Translators

ST. LOUIS, December 12, 2013—Dr. Michael K. Rodewald, regional director for Africa with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) Office of International Mission, has accepted a call to serve as executive director of Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) in Aurora, Ill., effective June 1, 2014.

Missouri Synod encourages gifts on ‘Giving Tuesday’

ST. LOUIS, December 2, 2013—One day to go! With the launch of its “Give Graciously, Give Globally” campaign, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining the second annual “Giving Tuesday” effort held the Tuesday after Thanksgiving and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day.