In the days since the Category 4 storm made landfall and continued inland across the Southern and Eastern United States, it is estimated to have caused at least 65 deaths and more than $50 billion in damages.
The Rev. Dr. Henry L. Koepchen, who served on the LCMS Board of Directors from 1977 to 1992, died on April 12.
On Jan. 28, Concordia College New York (CCNY), Bronxville, N.Y., and Iona College, New Rochelle, N.Y., issued a joint press release detailing the closure of CCNY in the fall of 2021.
The Rev. Derek Lecakes of Bayside, N.Y., was elected to his second term as president of the LCMS Atlantic District at the district’s 60th convention, held June 8–9 in Bronxville, N.Y.
Registration is open for the 2017 LCMS Lutherans in Black Ministry Family Convocation, set for July 12-16 in Birmingham, Ala.
The Rev. Derek G. Lecakes of Niskayuna, N.Y., will succeed the Rev. Dr. David Benke as the district’s new president.
The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.
The new “Hope and a Prayer Center by the Sea” provides pastoral care, counseling, after-school programs, literacy training and food programs to a hurting community in the name of Christ.
The LCMS International Disaster Response Conference involves 170 pastors and lay leaders from five continents.
It may seem like devastating tragedies are never-ending, but there’s a light in the darkness: LCMS Disaster Response is there, “reaching out with caring and compassion in the name of Christ.”
Nazareth Homes in St. Louis’ College Hill neighborhood is the latest neighborhood transformation by LCMS National Housing Support Corp., or Lutheran Housing Support (LHS) — one of only a few faith-based housing organizations in the United States. LHS aims to restore and revitalize neighborhoods that are anchored by LCMS congregations actively engaged in collaborative mercy.
In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, people all across our Synod are joining hands to touch hurting lives with Christ’s compassionate care. Urgent pleas for material, financial and spiritual resources are being met across the stricken Northeast.