COVID-19

Synod grant assists Panama COVID-19 relief

The funds are helping care for church workers and supplying much-needed bags of food for congregation members and their surrounding communities.

Back to school during COVID-19: ‘Campus Clips’ special edition

The Synod’s colleges, universities and seminaries are preparing to return to class this fall under guidelines necessitated by COVID-19.

Bible study series for COVID-19

New Bible studies address the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding the church of God’s Word and promises for difficult times.

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.”