Statements & Letters

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).

Church in community, higher education highlight final day of Synod convention

Religious freedom, campus ministry, churchwide multilingual capabilities, alternate route to the pastoral office, the church’s call process and structure were among the matters that came before the delegates to the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod on the fifth and final day of business.

Worldwide witness, support for national mission, church relations among key actions on day four of business at LCMS convention

For Immediate Release Contact: Vicki Biggs, 314-996-1236, 314-556-3829 (cell), @theLCMS, @LCMSConvention ST. LOUIS, July 24,…

Delegates united in support for Wittenberg Project

No debate necessary. The nearly 1,200 delegates to the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) unanimously affirmed a resolution yesterday calling for churchwide support of The Wittenberg Project, a venue for Christian education and a platform for Gospel proclamation in Wittenberg, Germany, the birthplace of the Reformation.

LCMS convention voices unanimous support for Lutheran Malaria Initiative

With a unanimous voice vote yesterday, the nearly 1,200 delegates to the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) affirmed Resolution 2-06, encouraging a strong finish for the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).

Mercy works, women in combat, Specific Ministry Pastor program key actions on third day of business at LCMS convention

On the third full day of business at the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, dozens of resolution came before the delegates, including those having to do with women serving in combat, upholding the church’s extensive network of mercy ministry partners, managing the Specific Ministry Pastor program, election of officers for Synod entities, and housekeeping relative to church structure and ecclesiastical oversight.

Siberian Evangelical Lutheran Church newest Missouri Synod partner church

Delegates ratify altar, pulpit fellowship with Russian Lutheran church body.

Expanded church relations, officer elections highlights second day of business at Missouri Synod convention

ST. LOUIS, July 22, 2013—Highlights of the second day of business at the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod included actions by delegates to support expanded relationships with four Lutheran church bodies, affirm efforts to strengthen the church’s Global Seminary Initiative and elect Synod officers. Special presentations honored missionaries and celebrated the service of military chaplains.

Missouri Synod convention ratifies altar and pulpit fellowship with Evangelical Lutheran Church of Liberia

ST. LOUIS, July 22, 2013—Two actions today at the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod centered on expanding relationships with certain Lutheran church bodies.

President’s report, elections and highlights of business on opening day at Missouri Synod convention

On the opening day of business at the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, delegates heard a report from recently re-elected LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison, elected the Synod’s six vice presidents and voted on resolutions having to do with Life Together, Administration and Finance.

East Coast Missouri Synod leader addresses conflict over Newtown event

At the beginning of his address during today’s business session of the 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), LCMS New England District President Rev. Timothy Yeadon unexpectedly took a moment to speak to LCMS President Harrison after what Yeadon described as a “tough year” in New England with Hurricane Sandy, the shooting in Newtown, Conn., and the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Harrison opens Missouri Synod’s 65th Regular Convention

ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2013—Banging once, twice, three times with a historic gavel, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, formally opened today the first business session of the church’s 65th Regular Convention “in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.”

St. Louis Mayor Slay declares July 20-25, 2013: LCMS Week

ST. LOUIS, July 21, 2013—Francis G. Slay, mayor of the city of St. Louis, has proclaimed July 20-25, 2013, as “The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Week.” The proclamation, issued as the church’s 65th Regular Convention begins, recognizes the contributions of the people of the LCMS to the region.

Opening divine service sets tone for LCMS convention

Tonight’s Divine Service at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis is the opening event of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) 65th Regular Convention. The service will focus on the convention theme, “Baptized for This Moment,” based on Acts 2:38-39.