Statements & Letters

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.

New Missouri Synod report offers ‘framework’ for addressing immigration

ST. LOUIS, February 25, 2013—Raise the subject of immigration and be prepared for a spirited debate. Christians who hold to the Scriptures can have varying personal and political views about the best ways to compassionately care for and serve those who come to live in the United States from other countries. A new report, “Immigrants Among Us,” by The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) offers theological guidance from a Lutheran perspective for thinking through immigration issues and some practical guidance for ministering to immigrants.

Exhibitor applications available for Missouri Synod triennial convention

ST. LOUIS, February 22, 2013—This summer’s Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) 65th Regular Convention offers an exciting opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their programs, products and services to approximately 3,500 attendees representing the 2.3 million members of the Synod who are expected to attend. The convention will be held July 20-25 at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis.

‘Baptized for This Moment’ convention-themed Bible study available

ST. LOUIS, February 22, 2013—In preparation for this summer’s 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), a special Bible study that relates to the convention theme, “Baptized for This Moment,” is now available.

Fiedler named new president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Foundation

ST. LOUIS, February 11, 2013—The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation has named David Fiedler its new president effective Feb. 12.

A Statement in Response to Media Coverage of LCMS Pastor’s Apology Regarding Newtown Worship Service

In response to questions raised following the recent news stories about the Rev. Robert Morris of Newtown, Conn., we encourage everyone to read Pastor Morris’ statement and President Matthew Harrison’s pastoral letter for themselves.

Kollbaum named Missouri Synod’s ‘Rural and Small Town Mission’ director

The Rev. Todd E. Kollbaum has accepted the call to serve as director of Rural and Small Town Mission for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). He will begin serving in this role April 1.

Vacation Bible school program to benefit Missouri Synod disaster response

ST. LOUIS, January 23, 2013—Mission offerings collected through the new Concordia Publishing House (CPH) vacation Bible school (VBS) program for 2013, “Tell It on the Mountain – Where Jesus Christ is Lord,” will benefit a special fund of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) that aims to help those suffering from a disaster.

Lutherans mark 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade

ST. LOUIS—January 22, 2013—Lutherans are marking the milestone 40th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion by participating in the national “March for Life” and attending the first-ever Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Life Conference Friday, Jan. 25, and Saturday, Jan. 26, respectively, in Washington, D.C.

LCMS President sends Epiphany blessings Video message released

ST. LOUIS, January 16, 2012—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison sends Epiphany blessings to the church in a video message.

LCMS Illinois district presidents sign letter supporting traditional definition of marriage, religious freedom

ST. LOUIS—January 4, 2013—In advance of an anticipated vote in the Illinois Senate on a same-sex “marriage” law, the three Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Illinois district presidents joined Roman Catholic, Muslim and Mormon church leaders in signing an open letter to Illinois lawmakers in support of the traditional definition of marriage and religious freedom.