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Missouri Synod grants $10K to Illinois congregation for tornado relief

ST. LOUIS, November 20, 2013—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has granted $10,000 for immediate tornado relief to St. John’s Lutheran Church in New Minden, Ill. The check will be presented tonight to the congregation at a communitywide prayer vigil at 7 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Hoyleton, Ill.

Missouri Synod team prepares to deploy to the Philippines

ST. LOUIS, November 14, 2013—A team from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) plans to depart for the Philippines Friday, Nov. 15, to provide immediate relief and begin planning for the long-term recovery in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan.

Gray to lead Missouri Synod’s Black Ministry unit

ST. LOUIS, November 13, 2013—The Rev. Roosevelt Gray Jr. has accepted a call to serve as director of LCMS Black Ministry, the long-established Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) ministry serving predominantly black communities and ministering to African immigrants. His call was effective Nov. 1.

Missouri Synod pledges $100K plus $50K matching gift for Typhoon Haiyan relief

The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod (LCMS) has pledged up to $100,000 for immediate Typhoon Haiyan relief, plus a $50,000 challenge matching grant to International Lutheran Council member churches.

Missouri Synod joins ‘Giving Tuesday’ effort

ST. LOUIS, November 5, 2013—With the launch of its “Give Graciously, Give Globally” campaign, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is joining “Giving Tuesday” and asking people around the world to make a difference through charitable giving on a single day.

Missouri Synod distributes $271,483 for Colorado flood relief

ST. LOUIS, Nov. 4, 2013—Following the severe flooding that inundated parts of Colorado in September, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is issuing two grants for area disaster-recovery efforts. Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Estes Park, Colo., will receive a grant of $171,483, and the LCMS Rocky Mountain District will receive $100,000.

Missouri Synod president to hold first Twitter chat

ST. LOUIS, October 17, 2013—Got questions about the LCMS? Tweet them to the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), who will hold his first Twitter chat from 11 a.m. to noon CT Wednesday, Oct. 23.

Lutheran Housing Support awarded $78,179 Treasury grant

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16, 2013—The U.S. Department of the Treasury has awarded LCMS National Housing Support Corp. (LHS) a $78,179 grant through the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund to expand the housing ministry’s ability to provide loans in low-income and economically distressed communities.

Missouri Synod president issues letter to congregations on scouting

Harrison’s counsel: participation in scouting is matter for individual congregations

Three LCMS schools receive ‘Blue Ribbon’ honor

ST. LOUIS, September 27, 2013—Three schools operated by Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations have earned “Blue Ribbon” status, the highest honor awarded annually to individual schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

Missouri Synod president, officers, other church leaders installed

ST. LOUIS, September 14, 2013—About 500 guests, including representatives from international Lutheran churches, attended today’s Service of Installation for the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), the church’s six vice-presidents, secretary, and members of the LCMS Board of Directors and nine other boards and commissions.

Lutheran Malaria Initiative meets $125,000 challenge grant goal

ST. LOUIS, September 6, 2013—Thanks to its generous donors, the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) has met a $125,000 challenge grant offered by Angel Tear Ministries, a program of Cabot, Pa.-based Concordia Lutheran Ministries (CLM).

Missouri Synod president, officers to be installed

Public welcome to attend Divine Service of Installation, festivities

Johnson named director of Missouri Synod’s Disaster Response ministry

ST. LOUIS, September 5, 2013—The Rev. Ross E. Johnson has accepted a call to serve as director of LCMS Disaster Response, the disaster response and human care ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), effective Sept. 3.

‘Future Search Conference’ sets criteria for National LCMS Youth Gathering

ST. LOUIS, September 5, 2013—Assembling from across the county, 49 ministry leaders representing The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and its partners gathered in St. Louis Aug. 1-3 for the “Future Search Conference” to evaluate and plan for the church’s future national youth gatherings.

New LCMS app now available

ST. LOUIS, September 3, 2013—Need to find a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregation while on the road? Want to connect with other LCMS Lutherans? Seeking a daily devotional resource? The new, free LCMS app offers these advantages and more.