A Note from the Lutherans Engage Team
Things look a bit different these days. You may be working from home, eating out less, not able to see friends and family. COVID-19 has impacted every aspect of our lives, including the church. Here at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s International Center in St. Louis, we’ve made some tough decisions in an effort to continue being good stewards of the gifts you’ve made to your church. One of those is to suspend the printing of Lutherans Engage the World magazine this fall.
But don’t worry! The work of the church continues, and the Lutherans Engage team is still researching, writing and photographing to bring you stories of how Christ’s mercy and the Gospel are going forward — albeit in different ways during these uncertain times. Although the magazine won’t be arriving in your mailbox right now, we will continue to post the same high-quality stories to our website, engage.lcms.org, where you’ll also find additional multimedia content.
The Fall 2020 issue features a story about how Lutherans are helping each other and the community in the aftermath of the devastating derecho in Iowa. There are also stories about how our church workers are meeting new challenges head on.
Only the Lord knows what the future will hold, but we will continue to communicate our church’s stories to you, dear reader. We hope you’ll continue to join us on the journey by reading the magazine online. To be notified by email when new issues are posted, sign up at engage.lcms.org/subscribe.
In His hands,
Pamela J. Nielsen, executive editor
Megan K. Mertz, managing editor
Erik M. Lunsford, manager of photojournalism
Erica Schwan, director of design services
Kevin Armbrust, director of editorial