In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, reflects on the work of the 1,885 LCMS schools across the country and their 21,222 teachers to bring faithful instruction to over 200,000 students over the course of the past school year, even amid the ongoing challenges of hybrid learning and other pandemic-related measures.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison joined a diverse group of U.S. religious and legal leaders in writing to the U.S. Secretary of Education to provide protections for faith-based student organizations and their contributions to religious diversity on public college campuses.
The measure was approved by over 90%, with more than 60% of the Synod’s congregations participating in the vote.
The Jan. 16 event, sponsored by LCMS Life Ministry, was one stop on the March for Life Chicago’s “Moving the Movement Tour,” which connected participants across five Midwestern states in a series of pro-life car rallies and caravans.
Congregation members, workers and leaders from across the LCMS listened, shared and learned during the Making Disciples for Life gathering held via Zoom the evenings of Jan. 11–14.
LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison provides facts and considerations regarding the COVID-19 vaccines.
Due to ongoing effects of the pandemic, the LCMS Council of Presidents voted unanimously to encourage LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison to put before congregations a proposal to delay the 2022 Synod convention.