Disaster Response

When Disaster Strikes: Worship Resources with Litany

Here are a number of brief resources you may find useful in addressing the sorts of questions that arise among God’s people when faced with disasters in this fallen world. They all seek to refresh the weary with the wonderful promises of God’s Word related to suffering, the end of this age, and the joys of the age that will dawn at our Lord’s return.

Synod vicar bears witness in hard-hit Moore, Okla.

LCMS Vicar Aaron Uphoff shares Christ’s love with hurting people in hard-hit Moore, Okla., hours after the deadly tornado upends homes and lives.

LCMS prepares response to Oklahoma tornado; prayers, gifts requested

In the wake of a monstrous tornado that devastated parts of Moore, Okla., LCMS Disaster Response staff are requesting prayers and gifts to help with the Synod’s ongoing relief effort.

LCMS responds to Oklahoma tornado

ST. LOUIS, May 21, 2013—In the wake of the monstrous tornado that struck Moore, Okla., and severe storms that affected other areas of the Midwest yesterday, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) asks for prayers and financial gifts to help those affected by the disaster.

No LCMS congregations damaged by Oklahoma tornadoes

No LCMS congregations were damaged by four tornadoes that ripped through Oklahoma Sunday, May 19.

Missouri Synod issues new $70,000 grant for ongoing Superstorm Sandy relief

ST. LOUIS, May 16, 2013—As recovery efforts continue on the East Coast following the ravages of Superstorm Sandy last fall, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is issuing a new $70,000 grant to help 32 local families repair or renovate their storm-damaged homes.

LCMS congregation, ministries bring relief after West, Texas, explosion

The Synod joins other Lutheran ministries in bringing hope and relief to LCMS Lutherans and others in West, Texas, after the massive April 17 explosion that caused death and destruction there.

Three joining Synod staff

The Rev. Steve Schave, Deaconess Kim Schave and the Rev. Michael Meyer accept posts with the LCMS national offices.

LCMS Disaster Response on the scene in West, Texas

LCMS Disaster Response on the scene in West, Texas, bearing mercy in our life together. The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of the LCMS’ Mercy Operations Group, talks with Michele Marak Scott, principal of West Elementary School, about the needs in West, Texas, in the aftermath of the devastating fertilizer plant explosion.

Congregations, Disaster Response help flood victims in Illinois

As assessments continue, at least four LCMS families are among those who have reported flood damage to their Illinois homes.

New video: ‘From Horror to Hope: Haiti 2013’

The video, “From Horror to Hope: Haiti 2013,” chronicles the relief and recovery efforts of the LCMS with partners in Haiti.

LCMS resources for the fourth Sunday of Easter in light of the Boston Marathon bombing

Resources for Sunday of Easter 4 in Light of the Boston Marathon Bombing

LCMS disaster response assesses needs in Boston

Following the Monday, April 15, 2013, Boston Marathon attacks, the LCMS is fully prepared to do one of the things she does best: show mercy to those who are suffering.

LCMS President Offers Words of Comfort on Boston Tragedy

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison offers words of comfort following the tragedy in Boston: “Like the death of our Lord Christ Himself, we pray that, even in this dark hour, the sacrifice and pain of those affected will not be in vain, but redound in good as yet unseen.”

New video spotlights ‘From Horror to Hope’ in Haiti

A new video, “From Horror to Hope: Haiti 2013,” highlights how the Synod’s body-and-soul response to the 2010 earthquake there continues to make a difference to Haitians.

Physical, spiritual outreach continues to Sandy survivors

By Kim Plummer Krull Nearly three months after Superstorm Sandy, eight elderly, single women struggling to resume their lives along the hard-hit New Jersey Shore were among those offered a helping hand with debris and tree removal by Shepherd’s Heart…