Update from LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison

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In this Life Together Digest, the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), reflects on the gratitude we in the LCMS should have toward God this Thanksgiving.

Reflecting St. Paul’s works of thanksgiving in Philippians 1, Harrison lists the many blessings God has given our Synod, including pastors, teachers and other church workers; schools and universities; faithful laity; and more.

The November 2023 edition includes:

  • Photos and a video from the gathering of Lutheran church body leaders from around the world at the 2023 International Church Relations Conference in Wittenberg, Germany;
  • A story announcing the 2025 LCMS Youth Gathering theme of “Endure”;
  • An article by Rev. Dr. Peter Scaer on the lie of personal autonomy as it influences the rhetoric surrounding abortion;
  • A story about a Washington congregation and a Michigan summer camp working to raise up youth for faithful service in God’s kingdom;
  • Advent devotions for the home and Advent media kits for congregational use; and
  • Notable resources, upcoming events, KFUO podcasts and more.

Read November issue

Life Together News Digest

Life Together, a monthly email news digest from LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison, features highlights from Synod publications and multimedia outlets. There is something for pastors, church workers and laity.