coronavirus

After a pandemic year, CUS heads back to school

After a year of cancellations, postponements and multiple adjustments in classroom and campus life, CUS students are anticipating a more typical academic year.

Technology grants build capacity ‘to proclaim the Gospel’

The Esther 4:14 National Grant Program will assist some 225 congregations of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to extend their reach with the purchase of new technology, software or training.

COVID-19 and the church: One year later

Over the last year, LCMS Research Services has carried out a series of surveys to study how the Synod’s churches, schools and workers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

CTCR provides updated vaccine fact sheet

The fact sheet, titled “The LCMS and COVID-19 Vaccines: Facts and Considerations,” was first released in January.

Synod provides facts and counsel on COVID-19 vaccines

On Jan. 21, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison sent an email to all workers on the Synod roster addressing questions and concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines.

BOD covers much ground in wide-ranging meeting

The Synod’s Board of Directors met via Zoom on Nov. 19.

Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2020

LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2020’s definitive moments.

‘Take Heart’ retreats uplift, refresh pastors during COVID-19

The LCMS Office of National Mission is partnering with DOXOLOGY on a series of retreats to help pastors and the souls in their care rest in the Gospel.

Council of Presidents encourages Harrison to invite congregational vote on convention delay

Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.

Pandemic communion practice focus of COP meeting

At its September meeting, the group considered the continuing impact of the coronavirus across the church while looking ahead to what will happen when the pandemic subsides and the country fully reopens.

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Ministry in the Coronavirus Epicenter — Update’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dien Ashley Taylor presents a free webinar on “Ministry in the Coronavirus Epicenter — Update.”

CTCR releases Addendum to ‘Communion and Covid-19’ opinion

The Addendum is titled, “One little word can fell him: Ten reasons to question whether ‘online Communion’ is ‘truly good, right and salutary.’”

Campus clips – Coronavirus, commencements and more

News from LCMS colleges, universities and seminaries.

Encouragement and resources for reopening churches

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages and suggests resources for congregations as they begin or plan for resuming in-person worship.

Letter to the U.S. Attorney General in defense of religious liberties

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison wrote a letter to the U.S. Attorney General in defense of religious liberties.

Grants assist church workers impacted by pandemic

As of April 30, $321,452 had been distributed in 229 grants to workers across the Synod.