Archive for March 2011
President Harrison announces that The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is sending $200,000 to two Japanese Lutheran church bodies and he encourages everyone to respond with prayer and financial support for our brothers and sisters suffering from the effects of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
For more information, visit http://www.lcms.org/help
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President Harrison led the discussion this morning at the second disaster relief “war room” meeting at the International Center since the quake and tsunami hit last Friday.
Reports and information were coordinated and shared from the following departments and individuals–either in person or by phone.
- John Fale
- Dennis Fangmann
- Glenn Merritt
- Darin Storkson
- Al Dowbnia
- Hans Springer
- Chrissy Thomas
- Dave Birner
- John Mehl
- Kama Bernabo
- Travis Torblaa
- Stacey Grapengater
- David Strand
- Jim Heine
- Adriane Dorr
- Joe Isenhower
- Melanie Ave
- Matt Harrison
- Jon Vieker
- Kim Vieker
- Blake Tilley
For the latest information on LCMS relief efforts, check back often at www.lcms.org/help.
Following chapel this morning, staff at the IC gathered to wish President Harrison a happy birthday.
LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison offers comfort and encourages prayers and support for the people of Japan in the aftermath of an earthquake and tsunami.
For more news, information and resources regarding the LCMS response to the Japan earthquake, visit www.lcms.org/help.
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Many of our readers may be interested in a conference that is taking place in Tacoma, WA, May 5–6, 2011. It is the fourth annual Emmaus Conference. The lecturer this year is President Mark Schroeder of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod, speaking on the topic: “Walking Together with Jesus.”
The reactors to President Schroeder’s paper will be President Matthew Harrison of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and President John Moldstad of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod. This is no doubt an important historic event in American Lutheranism among Lutherans from the former Synodical Conference.
The Emmaus Conference is open to pastors and laity alike. For more information go to the website: emmausconference.com.