Statements & Letters

Update from President Harrison on Large Catechism

President Harrison asks CPH to resume distribution of the annotated Large Catechism.

LCMS and LCC Joint Statement on Mission and Ministry in Canada

On November 21–22, 2022, representatives from The Lutheran Church—Canada (LCC) and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) met in Windsor, Ontario, Canada to discuss the work and scope of the LCMS English and SELC Districts in Canada.

More Million Dollar Life Match grants awarded during Phase 2

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has awarded 48 grants during Phase 2 of the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match. The program, which offers a total of $1 million in matching grants, seeks to support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.

A joint statement from LCMS President Harrison and the Chairman of the LCMS Board of Directors about Concordia University Texas

Our Bylaws make clear: All are to carry out responsibilities “in a manner reflecting the highest degree of integrity and honesty consistent with the Scriptures, the Lutheran Confessions, the Constitution, Bylaws, and resolutions of the Synod.”

Million Dollar Life Match grants awarded

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is pleased to announce that 37 congregations received grants during Phase 1 of the 1 John 3 Initiative Million Dollar Life Match.

Joint letter from LCMS President Harrison and presidents of WELS and ELS to U.S. Attorney General

“The increased violence … against churches, pro-life organizations and pregnancy centers are clearly terrorist attacks: they use violence designed to intimidate in order to achieve political ends.”

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison addresses SCOTUS decision

Today we rejoice that the U.S. Supreme Court has overturned ‘Roe v. Wade’ and pray that all would treasure and protect life as a gift from God.

Statement from LCMS Life Ministry on the ‘Dobbs v. Jackson’ ruling

Life is precious, and we applaud the action of the U.S. Supreme Court to correct the egregious and mortal error codified in Roe v. Wade.

A Word in the Wake of the Buffalo Tragedy

As we are shocked by another act of violence, we pray for those who have been impacted and persevere in showing Christ’s love to others.

Announcement of Presidential Visitation of Concordia University Texas (CTX)

LCMS President Harrison will conduct an in-person visitation of CTX April 20–22, 2022.

Announcement of Presidential Visitation of Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor (CUWAA)

LCMS President Harrison will conduct an in-person visitation of CUWAA March 23–25, 2022.

Harrison issues letter regarding recent events at CUW

As events at Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW), Mequon, Wis., cause concern in the church, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison asks for patience and prayers.

Personal remarks from President Harrison about COVID and vaccines

“We must obey God rather than men” (Acts 5:29). I aim to resist this increasing encroachment wherever and whenever I can.

Update from LCMS President Harrison about vaccine mandate

Please study this collection of resources, which provides a summary of what we know about the COVID-19 vaccines, their relation to the issue of abortion, and what we can (and cannot) say about these matters from the Synod’s perspective.

LCMS President Harrison: Finnish Parliament member faithfully confesses amid opposition

Hear from Dr. Päivi Räsänen, a Lutheran member of the Finnish Parliament who is facing prosecution for writing on the Christian view of marriage.

International Lutheran Council issues statement on persecution of Finnish church

Two Finnish leaders are being prosecuted for articulating the historic Christian teaching on human sexuality.