LCMS reaches out after tornadoes, seeks volunteers

The LCMS approves an initial $100,000 emergency grant to assist tornado victims in Oklahoma. Those interested in volunteering for cleanup may now register for service.

Moore, Okla., pastor relates tornado nightmare

In a gripping account, Pastor Mark Bersche of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Moore, relates how the massive tornado turned an ordinary Monday into a day he’ll never forget.

Synod approves $100,000 grant for tornado needs

The grant from LCMS Disaster Response to the Synod’s Oklahoma District will be used to meet immediate tornado-relief needs.

When Disaster Strikes: Worship Resources with Litany

Here are a number of brief resources you may find useful in addressing the sorts of questions that arise among God’s people when faced with disasters in this fallen world. They all seek to refresh the weary with the wonderful promises of God’s Word related to suffering, the end of this age, and the joys of the age that will dawn at our Lord’s return.

Synod vicar bears witness in hard-hit Moore, Okla.

LCMS Vicar Aaron Uphoff shares Christ’s love with hurting people in hard-hit Moore, Okla., hours after the deadly tornado upends homes and lives.

LCMS prepares response to Oklahoma tornado; prayers, gifts requested

In the wake of a monstrous tornado that devastated parts of Moore, Okla., LCMS Disaster Response staff are requesting prayers and gifts to help with the Synod’s ongoing relief effort.