Over the last year, LCMS Research Services has carried out a series of surveys to study how the Synod’s churches, schools and workers are doing during the COVID-19 pandemic.
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Faith Lutheran Church in Shreveport, La., faced different problems but found a common solution.
In Oct. 7 letters to congregations and district presidents, Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares the church body’s plan to continue fighting the disease “for the long haul.”
Only 3,591 congregations — 59 percent of all those in the Synod — report their financial and statistical information for 2013.