Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2020

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

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.

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.

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.

LCMS Worship: Advent/Christmas resources for congregations

New Advent/Christmas resources help congregations reach out to their communities and plan their Advent midweek services.

COVID-19: Resources from DOXOLOGY

DOXOLOGY, an LCMS Recognized Service Organization, offers resources for pastors and congregations. Their goal is to support faithful pastors in their vital service to the dear souls committed to their care.

LCMS Worship: Brief Advent Table Devotions — 2020

LCMS Worship suggests the following Advent devotions for use at home. Family members may take turns reading the prophecy for each day from Nov. 29 to Christmas Eve.

LCMS Worship: 2020-21 hymn suggestions for Series B and One-Year Series

LCMS Worship provides hymn suggestions for Three-Year Series B and the One-Year Series to use during the 2020-21 church year.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Ministry in the Coronavirus Epicenter — Update’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dien Ashley Taylor presents a free webinar on “Ministry in the Coronavirus Epicenter — Update.”

Photo essay: Responding to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana

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.

‘Engage’ goes digital-only this fall

The Fall 2020 issue is now available.

October ‘Lutheran Witness’ studies Galatians

St. Paul’s letter provides the key, not only to the Reformation, but to the entirety of the Christian life.