The retreat consisted of three days of worship, learning and fellowship offered at no cost to participants.
The Board for International Mission met May 27–28, and the Board for National Mission met June 10–11.
Project 24, which provides boarding for Kenyan children while they attend school, had to close its sites and send the children home in 2020 due to COVID-19.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic complicated the challenges of those with intellectual and developmental disabilities and highlighted the ongoing need to address those challenges.
In March, more than 3,000 people from across the United States joined together for a virtual concert event that featured the music ensembles of Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Ill., and Sheboygan Lutheran High School in Sheboygan, Wis.
Natural disasters continued to strike even amid the COVID-19 pandemic. And LCMS Disaster Response continued to respond with mercy, aid and the message of hope found in Christ.
The fact sheet, titled “The LCMS and COVID-19 Vaccines: Facts and Considerations,” was first released in January.
The online resource provides interactive programming so that individuals, families and groups can “learn, sing, eat and pray with missionaries and local church members” around the world without ever leaving home.
The Jan. 16 event, sponsored by LCMS Life Ministry, was one stop on the March for Life Chicago’s “Moving the Movement Tour,” which connected participants across five Midwestern states in a series of pro-life car rallies and caravans.
Congregation members, workers and leaders from across the LCMS listened, shared and learned during the Making Disciples for Life gathering held via Zoom the evenings of Jan. 11–14.
The LCMS Council of Presidents conducted its fourth meeting of 2020 (its third via Zoom video conference) on Nov. 16–18, with discussion of the pandemic’s impact on the church dominating the meeting.