Photo essay: Sent to Serve—National Lutheran Schools Week 2021. An oft-repeated theme of 2020 was “together apart”: finding strength in shared experience even while being physically distant.
LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2020’s definitive moments.
The Rev. Michael Schuermann, pastor of University Lutheran, is at work amid ever-changing circumstances on this campus, serving students, faculty, staff and members of the community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The initial assessment of Hurricane Sally’s damage revealed that 19 congregations in Alabama and Florida were affected. The storm impacted the entire community, including schools, the district camp and members’ homes.
St. John Lutheran Church in Lake Charles sustained significant damage, including to its sanctuary, which had two opposing walls completely blown out, destroying the stained glass and ruining most of the building’s contents.
The 2018 Corpus Christi youth conference was held July 23–27 in Prague, Czech Republic, under the theme “Future and Hope.”
The LCMS Texas District effort has changed from splintered work in response to changing needs to that of a well-coordinated operation.
St. John’s Lutheran School has grown from 200 to 232 students since last year, and 12 of the new students — who weren’t affiliated with a church — are now worshiping at St. John’s congregation.
Children in Lima, Peru, receive food for both body and soul from three Lutheran ministries that operate as Castillo Fuerte: Casa de Misericordia, or Mighty Fortress: House of Mercy.
Rev. John Suguitan and Deaconess Kelly Jacobs serve the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Cincinnati.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care is working with the LCMS Florida-Georgia District to bring relief and the hope of the Gospel to Hurricane Irma victims.
LCMS World Relief and Human Care, through its Disaster Response team, is working with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Texas District to bring urgent relief and the hope of the Gospel to Texans whose lives have been shaken by Hurricane Harvey.
High-school students in Northrop, Minn., assemble Christian care kits with blankets and other items for local agencies.
A new addition to a multi-use building in Santiago, Dominican Republic, will now house a regional disaster-response/mercy center.
Built upon decades of missionary work, new Togolese pastors preach and teach the Christian faith with confidence.
In both Chicago and Washington, D.C., green hats provided warmth and witness to the world that the LCMS sees with eyes of life.