The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) was founded on April 26, 1847, when 12 pastors representing 14 congregations from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Michigan, New York and Ohio signed the church body’s constitution at First St. Paul Lutheran Church, Chicago. Since that time, the LCMS has endured many trials and triumphs — all by the grace of God.
As our church body celebrates its 175th anniversary in 2022, please take a few moments to learn more about some of the people who made a significant impact on the LCMS throughout its history. The following 52 handouts, created by Concordia Historical Institute, may be copied and shared with your congregation, Bible class or other group.
Several of the historical handouts listed are now available.
Watch for more to become available soon.
Learn more about the Synod’s 175th anniversary at lcms.org/175.