Only Jesus: No Other Name

Resources for celebrating 175 years of the LCMS

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) believes, teaches and confesses faith in Jesus Christ as taught in the Scriptures and Lutheran Confessions. For 175 years, the Holy Spirit has kept us in the one true faith and still continues to gather sinners into the Holy Christian Church by grace through faith — all on account of Christ. As we give thanks for our Synod’s founding on April 26, 1847, we rejoice in the 175th-anniversary theme, “Only Jesus: No Other Name,” based on Acts 4:12. Until Jesus comes, the LCMS will continue to trust in, teach and preach Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

Listen to President Harrison’s Synod anniversary sermon — On April 26, 2022, the 175th anniversary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison preached on the theme “Only Jesus” from Acts 4:12.

A variety of resources, activities and aids will be offered throughout the coming year to help mark this milestone anniversary.

175th anniversary Bible study
Rev. Tim Pauls will explore the anniversary theme and the comfort found only in Jesus. The study is based on Acts 3-4.

Worship Suggestions — Bulletin blurbs, hymn suggestions and more for observing the Synod’s 175th anniversary in your congregation 

“Praise God for Saints Who Have Gone Before Us,” a new hymn written by Rev. Stephen Starke and commissioned by Concordia Publishing House.

Spotlight on Founding Churches

Look for photos and stories throughout the year about the founding congregations of the Synod.

A Reading List of LCMS History

Learn about the Synod’s history, from the very early years when immigrants came to Missouri through more recent events of the 20th century.

Sketches of Faith and Life

Learn more about some of the people who made a significant impact on the LCMS throughout its history.

LCEF Art Contest for Students

Students are invited to submit an art piece that shows what “Only Jesus: No Other Name” means to them.

“Only Jesus” 175th anniversary merchandise