Disaster Response

Oldest historically black LCMS church in Mississippi destroyed by arson

The church traces its beginning to the 1930s.

Support hurricane relief by purchasing needed items

More volunteers are also still needed.

Lutheran Early Response Team: ‘Going the distance’ in a disaster

Volunteers are still needed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.

LERT volunteers help with hurricane cleanup

A team began working out of Lakeside Lutheran Church in Venice, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 10.

Hurricane Ian supply distribution begins

The first shipments of supplies have begun arriving at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla.

Volunteers needed in Florida

A Lutheran Early Response Team camp at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla., will be up and running soon.

‘God is still here’: Response to Hurricane Ian continues

LCMS Disaster Response is mounting a full-scale response in conjunction with the affected districts, district disaster response coordinators and the Synod’s Lutheran Early Response Team network.

LCMS response to Hurricane Ian underway

The response includes a center of operations at Zion Lutheran Church in Fort Myers, Fla.

LCMS Disaster Response: Proclaiming the Gospel at all times

As Hurricane Ian continues its path of destruction, damage assessment begins.

Relief efforts begin after Hurricane Fiona

Early reports from LAC missionaries confirm the impact of this storm on communities struggling to recover from previous storms.

LCMS pastor cares for first responders after Amtrak derailment

The train, which was carrying 275 passengers and 12 crew members, derailed in Mendon, Mo., about 100 miles northeast of Kansas City.

Rebuilt seminary dedicated in Nagercoil, India

The dedication took place less than five years after the campus was destroyed by Cyclone Ockhi.

‘What if?’ Disaster responders learn lifesaving strategies

On April 7 and 8, approximately 30 disaster response leaders from around the Synod gathered to study “How to Stay Alive in a Crisis.”

Ministerial Care Coalition holds annual meeting

The coalition — a collection of representatives from around the Synod — supports and fosters conversations about church worker wellness.

Photo essay: A photographer’s look back at 2021

LCMS Managing Photojournalist Erik M. Lunsford shares some of 2021’s definitive moments.

‘The kingdom ours remaineth’: Member of Augusta church loses wife in tornado

A historic outbreak of tornadoes on Dec. 10 and 11 impacted communities across eight states, damaged an LCMS church and killed a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Augusta, Mo.