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Life Together with President Harrison – October 2016

Coming to you from the steps of Luther’s university in Wittenberg, Germany, President Harrison has a wide variety of news and resources to share. Don’t miss out on this month’s edition of Life Together!

Life Together with President Harrison – September 2016

In our trying times, it is good to remember that faith is a living daring confidence in God’s grace, so sure and certain that a believer would stake his life on it a thousand times. This edition of Life Together introduces the new life campaign – #eyesoflife – as well as the Lutheran Federal Credit Union, a fantastic new resource designed to serve our members specifically.

Life Together with President Harrison – August 2016

The unity on issues such as preaching, communion, marriage and abortion that was shown at our National Convention was truly encouraging. Legal challenges may face our churches and we’re providing resources to help. But today we encourage you to grab hold of the Scriptures in these wild times. It’s time to “get at it! Let’s make sure the we, the original Protestants, know our Scriptures.”

Doctrine and Mission: The Purpose of Synod Meetings

Read one Synod president’s words, which comprise a beautiful, urgent admonition for synod conventions to be, above all, doctrinal and to be doctrinal in order to be about mission.

Life Together with President Harrison – June 2016

President Harrison shares some thoughts on the recently completed LCMS presidential election and what the LCMS will be focusing on the next few years.

Life Together with President Harrison – May 2016

Are we seeing a religious litmus test for serving in public office? Recent events may suggest we are. Also, in this edition of Life Together, see how the LCMS is sending missionaries into challenging settings in the United States, including Ferguson, Mo., and hear what one man considers to be the best job in the world. All this and more in this month’s Life Together Digest with President Harrison.

Life Together with President Harrison – April 2016

President Harrison discusses religious freedom, neighborhood outreach, gay marriage and abortion in this month’s video. We will speak the truth and we will do it in love and President Harrison has encouraging words for the church in a time when we have many questions about our future.

Life Together with President Harrison – March 2016

Christ came to seek and to save the lost, which is our mission as the church. As we move towards Easter, we remember that Death has already been deprived of his power. The hard part is over, the resurrection is near and it is as if we have only a little toe in the grave! God grant you a blessed Easter in the name of Christ.

Life Together with President Harrison – February 2016

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod President Matthew C. Harrison announces the February edition of Life Together — the Synod’s monthly digital news digest.

A statement from President Harrison on the death of Justice Scalia

We have received the news of the death of Justice Scalia with deep shock. On the moral issues, on which The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has taken a public stand (life, marriage and religious freedom), we and all creedal and biblically oriented Christians had no more stalwart friend on the Supreme Court than Justice Scalia.

Life Together with President Harrison – January 2016

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod President Matthew C. Harrison announces the January edition of Life Together — the Synod’s monthly digital news digest. Pastor Harrison shares highlights from the LCMS to aid the whole church as we live and work together to proclaim the Gospel and bear Christ’s mercy to one another in our congregations, communities and the world.

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2015

Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod President Matthew C. Harrison introduces Life Together — a monthly digital news digest. Pastor Harrison shares highlights from the LCMS to aid the whole church as we live and work together to proclaim the Gospel and bear Christ’s mercy to one another in our congregations, communities and the world.

KFUO: Golter leading 2017 Reformation celebration

Listen to a Dec. 9 interview with KFUO’s Andy Bates and the Rev. Randy Golter, who leads The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in planning the 2017 Reformation 500th anniversary celebration.

Golter to lead 2017 Reformation celebration, ‘Preach the Word’ effort

The Rev. Randall Golter will lead the Synod’s 2017 Reformation-celebration planning and the new LCMS preaching-enhancement program.

Upholding Marriage: God’s Plan and Gift

A statement by the Rev. Bart Day, executive director, Office of National Mission

Boy Scouts of America: Why the Proposed Policy Change Matters

Western culture is at a crucial moment in history. After 103 years of existence, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) may vote to change drastically its membership policy. For those who may be unaware, the BSA, in recent months, has discussed allowing both gay Scouts and Scout leaders into its organization.