LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – First Quarter 2021 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter encourages readers to consider the wonder of God and His love for us. God has transformed and redeemed our hearts, which we should guard through His Word.

Reaching Rural America for Christ
LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: December 2020 newsletter

The LCMS Rural and Small Town Mission newsletter discusses ways a deaconess can assist the pastors of local congregations and organizations.

StewardCast Newsletter
LCMS Stewardship Ministry: December 2020 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

LCMS Stewardship Ministry addresses our cultural understanding of the word “gift,” which involves a change of ownership and warns that using it to talk about stewardship may lead to confusion, especially in the Christmas season.

Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2020

LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2020’s definitive moments.

Life Together News Digest
Life Together with President Harrison – December 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, proclaims the Good Christmas News of Christ’s coming in the manger, on the cross, in His Word and Sacraments, and on the Last Day.

Photo essay: Campus ministry: Gospel light in a dark world

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.

December ‘Witness’: The gift that gives eternal life

The December issue of ‘The Lutheran Witness’ explores how the Old Testament portrays and points to the Second Person of the Trinity, the eternally begotten Son of God.

LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter article and bulletin blurbs – January 2021

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles each month to use in church publications.

StewardCast Newsletter
LCMS Stewardship Ministry: November 2020 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

LCMS Stewardship Ministry addresses the importance of utilizing opportunities to teach stewardship year-round.

Photo essay: Hurricane Sally: A sprint becomes a marathon

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.

Life Together News Digest – November 2020

November edition features information on 2021 life marches, closed Communion, worship resources for Advent/Christmas, and other resources.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Developing Enterprise for Mercy’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Martin Schultheis presented a free webinar on “Developing Enterprise for Mercy.” Resources and opportunity often seem to be lacking in the urban communities in need of enterprise.

New module addresses preaching in a post-Christian culture

The module features the Rev. Dr. Gregory P. Seltz, executive director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, D.C., and speaker emeritus of “The Lutheran Hour.”

Resource provides guidance for triennial emphasis

The resource was developed by the LCMS Boards for National and International Mission, who were charged by the 2019 convention with providing a “joint report … offering ideas and guidance for proposing triennial mission and ministry emphases to the national convention.”

November ‘Witness’: Medicine for the soul

The November issue takes up the discussion of the Lord’s Supper, fellowship and closed Communion.