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.
The Council of Presidents spends a sizable amount of its Nov. 19-21 meeting in San Antonio on the topic. (File photo)
Nazareth Homes in St. Louis’ College Hill neighborhood is the latest neighborhood transformation by LCMS National Housing Support Corp., or Lutheran Housing Support (LHS) — one of only a few faith-based housing organizations in the United States. LHS aims to restore and revitalize neighborhoods that are anchored by LCMS congregations actively engaged in collaborative mercy.