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Life Together with President Harrison – June 2021

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.

Life Together with President Harrison – May 2021

In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, discusses the Finnish government’s harassment of the Evangelical Lutheran Mission Diocese of Finland, a partner church of the LCMS, over its biblical teachings on sexuality and marriage.

Life Together with President Harrison – April 2021

In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), discusses the Synod’s celebration of the 500 year anniversary of Luther’s “Here I Stand” speech at the Diet of Worms, as well as the approaching 175th anniversary of the founding of the LCMS (in 2022).

Life Together with President Harrison – March 2021

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, discusses Luther’s assertion that “the Christian life is a discipleship of suffering.”

Life Together News Digest – February 2021

November edition features information on 2021 life marches, closed Communion, worship resources for Advent/Christmas, and other resources.

Life Together with President Harrison – January 2021

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, discusses the vocation of Christians to pray during these times of turmoil — economic, racial, medical and political.

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, proclaims the Good Christmas News of Christ’s coming in the manger, on the cross, in His Word and Sacraments, and on the Last Day.

Life Together News Digest – November 2020

November edition features information on 2021 life marches, closed Communion, worship resources for Advent/Christmas, and other resources.

Life Together with President Harrison – October 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, reflects on the Reformation and discusses the certainty found in Christ and His forgiveness.

Life Together with President Harrison – September 2020

Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, encourages the Synod’s teachers and asks the church to pray for them, care for them and continue to support Lutheran education.

Religious liberty during reopening

Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, addresses the church regarding the changing situations as states and communities face reopening.

Holy Week pastoral letter from President Harrison

Read encouragement from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison and a statement from the Seminary faculties regarding the Lord’s Supper.

Life Together with President Harrison – February 2020

In this month’s Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, invites you to attend two upcoming events.

Life Together with President Harrison – January 2020

LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison discusses the recent “Making Disciples for Life” Initial Gathering, which brought together church workers and laity from around the country to listen, learn and exchange ideas.

Life Together with President Harrison – December 2019

In the Life Together News Digest for December 2019, LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison shares a message from the Gospel of John and encourages us all to take care of our pastors, teachers and other church workers during this busy season.

Synod recognizes fellowship with third church body in South Africa

The Synod in convention recognized fellowship with a South African church body, commended a report on cremation, and requested further study on “the relationship between unity in doctrine and uniformity and variety in practice.”