Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2021

LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2021’s definitive moments.

Spanish ‘Lutheran Hymnal’ to debut soon

The rollout of the hymnal will involve 14 countries in Latin America.

Suicide prevention resources focus on biblical response

National Suicide Prevention Week is Sept. 5–11, and World Suicide Prevention Day is Sept. 10.

August ‘Witness’: Church workers needed

In the August issue of LW, the Rev. Dr. James Baneck, executive director of the LCMS Office of Pastoral Education, explains why and how the Church Worker Recruitment Initiative will be vital to the work of the LCMS.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission: ‘Caring for the Homeless with the Theology of the Cross’

The Biblical Charities Continuing Education, which promotes applied mercy-education in connection with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, sponsored a roundtable discussion on “Caring for the Homeless with the Theology of the Cross.”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Impact of New Sexuality on Christian Ministry’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dr. Lucas Woodford, president of the LCMS Minnesota South District and associate pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Farmington, Minn., presented a free webinar on “Reaching the Heart of the Refugee Woman.”

UICM webinar features Grammy-nominated Lutheran recording artist

Marcus Gray, who goes professionally by the name Flame, will appear at the LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, July 9–13, 2022. 

Wanted: Writers for ‘The Lutheran Witness’

With a deadline of Aug. 1, the November issue of LW will publish the best six to eight articles submitted by LCMS writers over the last year.

‘In All Things’: New edition of ‘Chapel Talks’ now available

The annual resource is designed to assist Lutheran schools with weekly chapel.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Reaching the Heart of the Refugee Woman’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Mrs. Carol Buckman of Christian Friends of New Americans presented a free webinar on “Reaching the Heart of the Refugee Woman.”

Three-year Bible reading guide updated

The guide is a collaborative project of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, Lutheran Church—Canada and the North American Lutheran Church.

Spring/Summer ‘Engage’: ‘Whenever and wherever’

The combined Spring/Summer 2021 issue of ‘Lutherans Engage the World’ shows Lutherans continuing to love and serve their neighbors in new and nimble ways.

‘Una Sancta’: June/July ‘Witness’

The June/July issue of The Lutheran Witness explores what it means to be “the one, holy Christian and apostolic Church.”

Three-year schedule of daily Bible readings for 2021 to 2023

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has joined with the Lutheran Church—Canada and the North American Lutheran Church to compile a three-year plan of daily Bible readings and a year-long series of weekly readings on Martin Luther’s approach to the Scriptures.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission webinar: ‘Leadership Through Conflict’

Hosted by LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission, Rev. Mike Moreno (PMHP/PMSW), mental health and marriage counselor at Christ Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Neb., presented a webinar titled “Leadership Through Conflict” on May 13, 2021.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘A Lutheran Rapper? Yes! Using This Art Form to Proclaim Christ’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Grammy-nominated Christian rapper Marcus Tyrone Gray presented a free webinar on “A Lutheran Rapper? Yes! Using This Art Form to Proclaim Christ.”