Statements & Letters

LCMS responds to Oklahoma tornado

ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2013—In the wake of the monstrous tornado that struck Moore, Okla., and severe storms that affected other areas of the Midwest yesterday, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) asks for prayers and financial gifts to help those affected by the disaster.

Boy Scouts of America: Why the Proposed Policy Change Matters

Western culture is at a crucial moment in history. After 103 years of existence, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) may vote to change drastically its membership policy. For those who may be unaware, the BSA, in recent months, has discussed allowing both gay Scouts and Scout leaders into its organization.

Missouri Synod issues new $70,000 grant for ongoing Superstorm Sandy relief

ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2013—As recovery efforts continue on the East Coast following the ravages of Superstorm Sandy last fall, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is issuing a new $70,000 grant to help 32 local families repair or renovate their storm-damaged homes.

LCMS participates in ecumenical summit on biblical marriage, sexuality

ST. LOUIS, May 14, 2013—A landmark ecumenical summit on “Biblical Teaching on Marriage and Sexuality” featuring church leaders from the Anglican Church in North America (ACNA), Lutheran Church-Canada (LCC), North American Lutheran Church (NALC) and The Lutheran Church―Missouri Synod (LCMS).took place May 3-5, 2013, at Church of the Holy Communion, Dallas.

The Kermit Gosnell Verdict: Implications for Pro-Life Lutheran Christians

After a nine-week trial, which included weeks of graphic testimony, a Pennsylvania jury found Dr. Kermit Gosnell guilty of three of four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of babies who were born alive, but who died after their spinal cords were severed in procedures Gosnell called “abortions.”

LCMS Virtual Life Conference offers pro-life education, advocacy resources

ST. LOUIS, May 7, 2013—The LCMS Virtual Life Conference is live! The new Web resource makes it easy for those who missed or want to re-live the first-ever Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Life Conference and get the information from the conference.

Registration drive opens for ‘LCMS U’ network

ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2013—On practically every college campus there are challenges to the biblical worldview, doctrine, ethics and practices. LCMS U, the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s new campus-ministry network, will serve to connect and support Lutheran Christian students, congregations and campus ministries, so that students are equipped to boldly bear witness to Christ on their college campuses.

New free resources teach ‘A Simple Way to Pray’

ST. LOUIS, May 1, 2013—The blessings of prayer are infinite; the way to pray is simple. Two new resources, a free two-part Bible study and a video, from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) provide an introduction to Martin Luther’s “A Simple Way to Pray,” which offers instruction on how to pray.

LCMS encourages special prayer on World Malaria Day, April 25

ST. LOUIS, April 22, 2013—In observation of World Malaria Day, Thursday, April 25, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) through the Lutheran Malaria Initiative is encouraging its members and all concerned individuals to remember those suffering from malaria by praying a special prayer.

LCMS ‘National Offering’ designated for ‘Witness, Mercy, Life Together’ work

ST. LOUIS, April 19, 2013—Congregations and individual members of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) are invited to take part in the church’s life and work in a personal way: by participating in the 2013 National Offering.

Three candidates on ballot for Missouri Synod president

ST. LOUIS, April 16, 2013—The names of three men will appear on the ballot for Synod president during voting to be conducted this June in advance of the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, held in July.

You can help ‘Orange Out Malaria!’ with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative

ST. LOUIS, April 15, 2013 – Every April 25, the world observes World Malaria Day. This year, from April 21-27, Lutherans across the United States will come together to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).

Planners announce date for National LCMS 2016 Youth Gathering

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2013—Save the date! The 13th triennial Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) National Youth Gathering (Gathering) is set for July 16–20, 2016. The location for the event will be revealed at this summer’s Gathering in San Antonio.

Missouri Synod President sends Eastertide greeting

ST. LOUIS, April 1, 2013—In a new, three-and-a-half-minute Eastertide video greeting, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, shares the message of St. Paul in 1 Corinthians 15, a chapter on what the Resurrection means.

Walther League reunion raises $3,400 for Walther Mausoleum

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2013—Alumni of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Walther League, the church’s former youth organization, have gathered in Frankenmuth, Mich., for a reunion for the last 28 years.

Missouri Synod’s School Ministry director wins Lutheran education top honor

ST. LOUIS, February 28, 2013—William “Bill” Cochran, director of School Ministry for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), will receive the Christus Magister Award, the Lutheran Education Association’s (LEA) top honor. Since 1965, the Christus Magister Award has been presented to Lutheran educators who have made significant contributions to Lutheran education.