Southern District

Help flood, fire victims – Pray. Give. Volunteer.

LCMS Disaster Response is working with district and local congregations in Louisiana and California to provide grants, aid and spiritual care to disaster victims and responders. You can help. Pray. Give. Volunteer.

Louisiana flood, California fires challenge responders, congregations

Affected congregations, districts and LCMS Disaster Response provide short-term relief while planning for long-term recovery efforts.

Urgent Call for Volunteers!

Recent flooding in the greater Baton Rouge, LA area has left local responders looking for outside help. Thousands of homes have been flooded, including several hundred that are owned by LCMS members. The need for volunteers has never been greater!

Loving and Serving the Homeless in New Orleans

The Rev. Gregory Manning, pastor of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in New Orleans, says you have to “love them where you see them.” He does this through a robust homeless ministry, which will soon expand with the opening of a new day center.

Synod supports districts, congregations after storms

The Synod responds to disasters in four states: flooding in Illinois and Missouri, and tornadoes in Mississippi and Texas.

Southern District elects Schultz to fifth term

Delegates to the district’s 74th convention re-elect the Rev. Kurtis Schultz as district president.

A Beacon for the Community

The community of Trinity Gardens in Mobile, Ala., has been transformed thanks to the dedicated effort of Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church’s pastor and members.

Lutherans share stories of survival amid tornadoes

A week after being baptized and confirmed, an LCMS family in Mayflower, Ark., rides out an EF4 tornado in a closet.

Violent storms affect LCMS members, pastor, churches

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.

Harrison reveals ‘most memorable sermon introduction’

The Rev. Dr. Tilahun Mendedo preaches to delegates, “Natural eyes cannot understand the Word of God.”