Statements & Letters

Free to be Faithful Essay Contest now open to pastors and church workers

Now, we want to hear from LCMS pastors and church workers through our summer Free to be Faithful Essay Contest.

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Recommends Faith-based Program for Girls

ST. LOUIS (May 14, 2014) – The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison and American Heritage Girls (AHG) Executive Director Patti Garibay signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) May 14, 2014.

Missouri Synod Lutherans continue Philippine disaster-relief efforts

ST. LOUIS, April 30, 2014—Many teams and organizations sent to assist with last fall’s Typhoon Haiyan recovery efforts have already left the Philippines, just four months after the disaster.

Missouri Synod Lutherans participate in ‘Refugee Sunday’

ST. LOUIS, April 11, 2014—Schools and congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) will be participating in Refugee Sunday on June 22.

Help Orange Out Malaria! in April with the Lutheran Malaria Initiative

ST. LOUIS, April 10, 2014—Lutherans across the United States will come together to “Orange Out Malaria!” as part of the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) April 22-25, ending the week with LMI Sunday on April 27.

Missouri Synod Lutherans release new mission-focused journal

ST. LOUIS, March 26, 2014—“Is there a uniquely Lutheran approach to mission?” That question is at the heart of the Journal of Lutheran Mission, a new free electronic publication now available from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

Tired of Hobby Lobby?

You’re tired of hearing about Hobby Lobby and the Supreme Court. But even though you are tired, even though you’ve grown weary of having the same discussions about the same points, Hobby Lobby and fines and health-care plans still matter. They matter because your country – the United States of America – was founded on the principle that you were born with certain rights: the rights to seek and follow truth, to live according to your beliefs, to worship freely.

LCMS National Housing Support Corp. awarded $150,000 grant for St. Louis City renewal

ST. LOUIS, March 5, 2014—LCMS National Housing Support Corp. (NHSC) d/b/a Lutheran Housing Support has been awarded a $150,000 Wells Fargo UrbanLIFT™ grant for the corporation’s ongoing revitalization efforts in St. Louis’ historic College Hill neighborhood.

Missouri Synod president shares Lenten message

ST. LOUIS, March 6, 2014—“May the Lord bless you in this period of repentance with joy, knowing that Jesus loves sinners,” says the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, in his Lenten message to the church.

Wenthe named president of Concordia University System

ST. LOUIS, March 4, 2014—The Rev. Dr. Dean O. Wenthe has accepted the call effective immediately to serve as president of the Concordia University System (CUS), which serves to further the objectives of higher education within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) as carried out by its colleges and universities.

Concordia Plan Services named one of 100 ‘healthiest workplaces’ nationwide

ST. LOUIS, February 17, 2014—Concordia Plan Services (CPS) has found that an apple a day really does keep the doctor away. CPS, the benefits provider of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), has been named one of the 100 “Healthiest Workplaces” in America.

Ready. Set. Go! LCMS sends new missionaries to the four corners

Special “sending service” for new Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) missionaries being sent to the four corners of the globe.

LCMS responds to Thrivent’s ‘Financial Neutrality Policy’

ST. LOUIS, February 7, 2014—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) released today an initial response to Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ “Financial Neutrality Policy.”

LCMS initial reaction to Thrivent’s ‘Financial Neutrality Policy’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, guided by the Word of God, is unabashedly and actively pro-life. Thus we are deeply concerned by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ decision, announced Feb. 6, 2014, to adopt a “Financial Neutrality Policy” effective immediately to guide its decisions for outreach funding of charitable organizations.

Harmelink named executive director of Concordia Historical Institute

ST. LOUIS, January 28, 2014—The Rev. Dr. Daniel N. Harmelink has been named executive director of Concordia Historical Institute (CHI), The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) venerable repository of documents and artifacts, effective Feb. 1.

Health care professionals needed for volunteer medical teams abroad Positions open for teams in Africa, the Caribbean, Eurasia

ST. LOUIS, January 27, 2014—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has an immediate need for health care professionals and others to join short-term volunteer medical teams to provide health care for underserved people abroad.