The LCMS Council of Presidents met April 22–27.
Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs)
LCMS pastors gather in Iowa state capital
In March, pastors from throughout Iowa gathered in Des Moines to meet with their state legislators.
Synod offers grants to support displaced Ukrainians
LCMS congregations and Recognized Service Organizations are eligible to apply.
Life grants still available
The Million Dollar Life Match initiative, which began in early 2022, seeks to support LCMS congregations involved in providing beginning-of-life care in their local communities.
LCMS groups respond to Selma tornado
The Jan. 12 tornado was part of a larger storm system that affected dozens of counties in Alabama and Georgia.
RSO update (Feb. 2023)
A listing of new LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs), those whose RSO status has been renewed and those whose RSO status has been removed.
From the mission field: Giving thanks for Lutheran Heritage Foundation
In the LCMS Latin America and Caribbean region, LHF has provided more than 110,000 books in Spanish for churches and missions.
St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf: Teaching the ‘whole person’
St. Martin Lutheran School for the Deaf accepts students from preschool through eighth grade and operates in space provided by Emmanuel Lutheran Church and School in Dearborn, Mich.
Lutheran Early Response Team: ‘Going the distance’ in a disaster
Volunteers are still needed to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian.
LERT volunteers help with hurricane cleanup
A team began working out of Lakeside Lutheran Church in Venice, Fla., on Monday, Oct. 10.
‘God is still here’: Response to Hurricane Ian continues
LCMS Disaster Response is mounting a full-scale response in conjunction with the affected districts, district disaster response coordinators and the Synod’s Lutheran Early Response Team network.
‘In All Things’: 20,000 attend LCMS Youth Gathering
The 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering took place July 9–13 in Houston.
‘What if?’ Disaster responders learn lifesaving strategies
On April 7 and 8, approximately 30 disaster response leaders from around the Synod gathered to study “How to Stay Alive in a Crisis.”
Phil’s Friends: Sending the ‘right message at the right time’
The LCMS Recognized Service Organization has sent more than 42,000 care packages and more than a million cards to people suffering with cancer.