COVID-19

International Lutheran Council responds to COVID-19 with practical care and the Gospel

The International Lutheran Council is a global association of confessional Lutheran church bodies, including the LCMS.

From the mission field: COVID-19 international updates

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.

Summer ‘Engage’: Serving in the time of COVID-19

Read updates about how LCMS missionaries, military chaplains, pastors and congregations are navigating quarantines and lockdowns.

In difficult times, Synod boards continue work

The LCMS Boards for International and National Mission held online meetings on May 29 and June 5, respectively.

New ‘Making Disciples for Life’ Bible studies to address wide range of topics

The Bible studies are particularly suited to the difficulties of COVID-19.

Shutdowns offer LCMS schools new opportunities to serve

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.

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.’”

LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Ministry’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Dr. Kim Schave presents a free webinar titled “Domestic Violence and Its Impact on Ministry.”

June/July ‘Witness’: Walking by faith during COVID-19

The issue begins to ask questions about what the church has learned about how it can continue to witness during government shutdowns.

Soldiers of the Cross—Amplified grants aid rostered and non-rostered church workers

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. 

From the mission field – Coronavirus awareness in Madagascar

The Malagasy Lutheran Church requested and received support from the LCMS to help spread awareness about the COVID-19 virus.

COVID-19 and the church: A different phase and a different response

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.

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

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, the Rev. Dr. E. Johnson Rethinasamy presents a free webinar titled “Ministry in the Epicenter of the Coronavirus Pandemic.”

Religious liberty during reopening

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, addresses the church regarding the changing situations as states and communities face reopening.

Grants assist church workers impacted by pandemic

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

Ways to show your gratitude and support for church workers

Suggestions for ways to show your gratitude and support for your pastors, teachers, church musicians, deaconesses and other church workers.