Maggie Karner, director, LCMS Life and Health Ministries, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court June 26 ruling on marriage on KFUO Radio’s Law & Gospel program.
Fale Explains LCMS’ Unique Disaster Response Work
The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of LCMS Mercy Operations, explains how The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod shows mercy in the midst of chaos and disaster.
2013 LCMS Mercy Essay Contest Finalist
The annual Mercy Essay Contest is sponsored by the LCMS Office of National Mission to encourage seminary students to engage our Lutheran theology of mercy and its implications in life and ministry. Prof. John Pless of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Ind. coordinates the competition each year.
Website offers tools to link students, campus ministries
A new campus-ministry page on the “LCMS U” website offers two tools designed to help students find LCMS campus ministries at colleges and universities nationwide.
CPH releases ‘On-the-Go Prayers’ for busy families
The one-minute prayers are designed to help families “make prayer part of [their] daily routine,” according to Concordia Publishing House.
Youth Gathering offers ways to ‘stay connected’
There are several ways to “connect” to the Synod’s 2013 National Youth Gathering, July 1-5 in San Antonio, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and the Gathering website.
LCMS releases marriage ‘toolkit’ to aid discussion
As the Supreme Court deliberates two marriage-related cases, the Synod offers these tools to help congregational members, confirmation classes, Bible study groups and others discuss marriage.
Pressure Points (June 2013)
This month’s “Pressure Points” concentrates on how congregations can support their professional church workers — especially new workers.
Disaster response photos from Oklahoma
After the May 20, 2013, monstrous tornadoes, which devastated parts the Midwest and Moore, Okla., killing at least 24 people — many of them children — LCMS Disaster Response staff are requesting prayers and gifts to help with the Synod’s ongoing relief effort. See how the LCMS is responding by bearing witness to Christ and showing mercy to others.
LCMS, CPH providing free resources following tornadoes
Free resources from the LCMS include a video, a Bible study, worship helps and opportunities to support the work of LCMS Disaster Response.
Caring for Body and Soul in the Name of Jesus
The Midwestern tornadoes, one of which devastated Moore, Okla., call for a strong response of love by the church. Our congregation — St. John’s in Moore — as well as surrounding congregations and the LCMS Oklahoma District are in need of our collective support now and well into the future.
When Disaster Strikes: Worship Resources with Litany
Here are a number of brief resources you may find useful in addressing the sorts of questions that arise among God’s people when faced with disasters in this fallen world. They all seek to refresh the weary with the wonderful promises of God’s Word related to suffering, the end of this age, and the joys of the age that will dawn at our Lord’s return.
Mercy Medical Team Trip to Madagascar
During a March 2013 LCMS Mercy Medical Team trip to Madagascar, team members treated 1,321 patients and filled 4,000 prescriptions.