New Bible studies address the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding the church of God’s Word and promises for difficult times.
The International Lutheran Council is a global association of confessional Lutheran church bodies, including the LCMS.
Due to the events surrounding COVID-19, some LCMS missionaries have returned to the states at this time, but the vast majority remain in the field.
Read updates about how LCMS missionaries, military chaplains, pastors and congregations are navigating quarantines and lockdowns.
The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.
Among other efforts, LCMS schools assisted by making and delivering face shields; collecting food, cash and other supplies; and providing temporary educational solutions for those far from home.
The Addendum is titled, “One little word can fell him: Ten reasons to question whether ‘online Communion’ is ‘truly good, right and salutary.’”
Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Dr. Kim Schave presents a free webinar titled “Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Ministry.”
The issue begins to ask questions about what the church has learned about how it can continue to witness during government shutdowns.
The Synod’s long-time Soldiers of the Cross grant assistance program has been “amplified” so that not only those workers who are on the Synod’s roster, but also lay workers in LCMS churches, schools and organizations, may apply for assistance.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.
Due to near-term COVID-related challenges, the Board in April had endorsed a proposal from the Operations Team to prepare spending forecasts through the end of the current fiscal year and abbreviated budget proposals for just the first quarter of the next.
The Malagasy Lutheran Church requested and received support from the LCMS to help spread awareness about the COVID-19 virus.
As governors, mayors and councilmen provide guidelines to meet the impact of COVID-19 within their jurisdictions, heightened concerns about government overreach and infringement of constitutional rights are being raised in many sectors of society.