Statements & Letters

Lutheran Housing Support awarded $78,179 Treasury grant

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 16, 2013—The U.S. Department of the Treasury has awarded LCMS National Housing Support Corp. (LHS) a $78,179 grant through the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Fund to expand the housing ministry’s ability to provide loans in low-income and economically distressed communities.

LCMS Releases Statement on Scouting

Congregations advised to make own decisions on Boy Scouts involvement

Missouri Synod president issues letter to congregations on scouting

Harrison’s counsel: participation in scouting is matter for individual congregations

Three LCMS schools receive ‘Blue Ribbon’ honor

ST. LOUIS, September 27, 2013—Three schools operated by Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations have earned “Blue Ribbon” status, the highest honor awarded annually to individual schools by the U.S. Department of Education.

Missouri Synod president, officers, other church leaders installed

ST. LOUIS, September 14, 2013—About 500 guests, including representatives from international Lutheran churches, attended today’s Service of Installation for the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), the church’s six vice-presidents, secretary, and members of the LCMS Board of Directors and nine other boards and commissions.

Unifying Solutions

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison reflects on this summer’s Synod convention in St. Louis and where the Church is going from here.

Patton to serve as coordinator of LCMS Recognized Service Organizations

ST. LOUIS, September 9, 2013—Deaconess Cara Patton has accepted a call to serve as coordinator for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Recognized Service Organizations program, effective Aug. 5, and will be formerly installed today at the LCMS International Center in St. Louis.

Lutheran Malaria Initiative meets $125,000 challenge grant goal

ST. LOUIS, September 6, 2013—Thanks to its generous donors, the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) has met a $125,000 challenge grant offered by Angel Tear Ministries, a program of Cabot, Pa.-based Concordia Lutheran Ministries (CLM).

Missouri Synod president, officers to be installed

Public welcome to attend Divine Service of Installation, festivities

Johnson named director of Missouri Synod’s Disaster Response ministry

ST. LOUIS, September 5, 2013—The Rev. Ross E. Johnson has accepted a call to serve as director of LCMS Disaster Response, the disaster response and human care ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), effective Sept. 3.

‘Future Search Conference’ sets criteria for National LCMS Youth Gathering

ST. LOUIS, September 5, 2013—Assembling from across the county, 49 ministry leaders representing The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) and its partners gathered in St. Louis Aug. 1-3 for the “Future Search Conference” to evaluate and plan for the church’s future national youth gatherings.

New LCMS app now available

ST. LOUIS, September 3, 2013—Need to find a Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) congregation while on the road? Want to connect with other LCMS Lutherans? Seeking a daily devotional resource? The new, free LCMS app offers these advantages and more.

106 Lutheran schools earn accreditation for 2013-14 academic year

ST. LOUIS, August 28, 2013—At its annual meeting July 30-Aug. 1, the National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) commission – operated under the auspices of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) School Ministry – accredited 106 LCMS schools.

Lutheran Housing Support Corp. holds St. Louis ribbon-cutting ceremony

LCMS National Housing Support Corp. (Lutheran Housing Support Corp.) is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate finished construction of the first home in its newest development – Nazareth Homes – in North St. Louis’ historic College Hill neighborhood.

Cannon named senior VP at LCMS Foundation

ST. LOUIS, August 13, 2013— Mark Cannon joined the staff of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation as senior vice-president for Finance and Administration July 15.

Meyer joins Missouri Synod’s Disaster Response ministry staff

ST. LOUIS, August 12, 2013—The Rev. Michael Meyer has accepted a call to serve as manager, LCMS Disaster Response, the disaster response and human care ministry of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).