Statements & Letters

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.

65th LCMS convention set for July 20-25 in St. Louis

ST. LOUIS, July 13, 2013—More than 3,500 Lutherans are expected to attend the upcoming 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Meeting under the theme “Baptized for This Moment” at the America’s Center Convention Complex in St. Louis July 20-25, the convention serves as the principal legislative assembly for the church body. Along with the consideration of some 116 resolutions, the convention includes opportunities for worship and fellowship.

LCMS President’s First Post-Re-election Interview

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison discusses his hopes for the LCMS’ future and his goals for the next triennium in his first radio interview following his 2013 re-election.

Harrison elected to second term as LCMS president

ST. LOUIS, July 6, 2013—The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison has been elected to his second term as president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS).

National LCMS Youth Gathering generates $30 million in local economic impact, leaves tangible legacy of service

SAN ANTONIO, July 5, 2013—“Live Love[d],” the 12th triennial National LCMS Youth Gathering (Gathering), closing today in San Antonio, will contribute $30 million to the local economy, according to figures released by the city’s convention and visitors bureau, and leave a tangible legacy of service to local and national organizations.

Independence Day celebrations part of the National LCMS Youth Gathering experience

The 25,000 young people and adult leaders in San Antonio for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) National Youth Gathering (Gathering) will participate in the nation’s annual Independence Day celebration.

National LCMS Youth Gathering will serve more than 100 local charities, nonprofits

Toting supplies in their bright blue backpacks, youth participants in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s (LCMS) National Youth Gathering (Gathering) will fan out across San Antonio Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday to take part in more than 100 service projects benefiting local churches, schools, parks, health care facilities and other service organizations that provide child and family care and counseling, housing and meals for those in need.

Upholding Marriage: God’s Plan and Gift

A statement by the Rev. Bart Day, executive director, Office of National Mission

Missouri Synod National Youth Gathering begins Monday, July 1

ST. LOUIS, June 24, 2013—“Live Love[d],” the 12th triennial National LCMS Youth Gathering (Gathering), begins Monday in San Antonio. The Gathering, which is The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s single largest event, brings together young people between the ages of 14-19 to spend time in worship, learning and service.

KFUO Radio set to begin broadcasting from new studios in Kirkwood, Mo., Monday, June 24

The world’s oldest continuously operating Christian radio station, has moved its studios to The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s International Center in Kirkwood, Mo. The new studios will be dedicated during a special worship service at the International Center’s chapel, followed by a rite of blessing in the studios.

Missouri Synod Lutherans host live Twitter chat on marriage

ST. LOUIS, June 17, 2013—The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is planning its first-ever tweet chat and is encouraging its members and church workers to join Lutheran leaders in a discussion about God’s intention for marriage.

Ready. Set. Go! LCMS sends 38 new missionaries to the four corners

Special “sending service” for 38 new Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) missionaries being sent to the four corners of the globe.

LCMS names three deaconesses to new positions in International, National Mission offices

ST. LOUIS, June 8, 2013—Three deaconesses recently began serving in newly created positions at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) International Center in St. Louis.