In the early morning hours of Tuesday, May 29, Immanuel Lutheran Church in St. Charles, Mo., experienced a devastating collapse of the entire baptismal side of its interior sanctuary ceiling facade. The building was empty at the time, and no one was hurt.
Meeting in St. Louis May 18–19, the LCMS Board of Directors adopted a fiscal year 2019 operations budget of $69.4 million, a figure nearly $8 million lower than that of the current fiscal year, which ends June 30.
Volcàn de Fuego, or “fire volcano,” violently erupted without warning Sunday, June 3, burying whole villages and farms near the Central American city of Antigua, Guatemala.
On May 18, a shooter opened fire on students and faculty at Santa Fe High School, ultimately killing 10 people and injuring 10 more.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee was destroyed by the four-alarm fire on May 15, but there were no injuries.
Heart for Texas, a coalition of Lutheran organizations partnering with volunteers and businesses in Texas and beyond, is helping homeowners return as closely as possible to normal life.
The new “mercy centers” have been dubbed “CARD” for Casa de Amparo y Respuesta a Desastre (House of Refuge and Disaster Response).
When disaster strikes, LCMS Disaster Response comes alongside to help congregations and districts develop the most effective possible response.
The LCMS Texas District effort has changed from splintered work in response to changing needs to that of a well-coordinated operation.
Ever wonder how your dollar gets to help the people who are affected by disasters? Watch to learn how LCMS Disaster Response ensures the money contributed reaches where aid is most beneficial.
Individuals and groups can spend a day, a week or more helping residents of the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Corpus Christi and Rockport areas whose lives were affected by the storm.
Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.
No members of LCMS congregations died, and no LCMS churches were damaged, but almost 50 LCMS families lost their homes in the fires.
The Rev. Ken Hennings, president of the LCMS Texas District, thanks those who have helped and invites additional volunteers.
As of Oct. 19, The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s California-Nevada-Hawaii District reports several members have lost homes to California wildfires.