The first $25,000 in food and water was set for distribution in December in Liberia. Another $75,000 in aid is planned.
The Sept. 20-23 meeting of the LCMS Council of Presidents involves a lot more than oversight of administrative issues.
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.
The week of June 16 is devastating for two LCMS churches and more than two dozen LCMS members in Nebraska and South Dakota after deadly tornadoes tear through their communities and lives.
The June 16 tornadoes pummel Pilger, Neb., killing one person there, injuring more than two dozen, destroying 40-50 homes and crushing St. John Lutheran Church.
A week after being baptized and confirmed, an LCMS family in Mayflower, Ark., rides out an EF4 tornado in a closet.
The violent storm system sweeping through the central, southern and eastern United States April 27-May 1 causes damages or destruction for LCMS members, a pastor and at least five congregations.
It may seem like devastating tragedies are never-ending, but there’s a light in the darkness: LCMS Disaster Response is there, “reaching out with caring and compassion in the name of Christ.”
The LCMS Council of Presidents divides into groups to work through such issues each time it meets, until April 2015.
The 75-member Iglesia Evangelica Luterana Esperanza Viva now can send delegates to district and national Synod conventions.
Indiana District President Rev. Daniel May and Synod President Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison are working together to strengthen — and safeguard — traditional marriage in Indiana.
Synod leaders hear updates about each group’s work, as well as on Concordia Retirement Plan changes and health-care reform.