"By the Mercies of God," our church shows mercy to others.

“I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship” (Rom. 12:1).

Over the last few years, God has greatly blessed The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) through the generosity and compassion of people throughout the Synod in a way that has not been seen for quite some time.

An incredible $8.2 million was joyfully given during this time to support the sharing of Christ’s mercy around the world through donations for “LCMS World Relief and Human Care” or “Mercy.”

The LCMS has put those dollars to work through tangible acts of mercy — in the United States, in Kenya, in the Dominican Republic and in locations all around the world.

On behalf of all those who were blessed by this mercy work, thank you for expressing your faith and being a blessing through your ongoing gifts and prayers.

International Stories

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National Stories

Marching for Life

LCMS participation in life marches continues to increase each year, with Lutherans standing up for life at events all around the country.

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Mercy Booklet Series

In a variety of timely yet timeless essays, Lutheran theologians look at Christ’s mercy and the way in which He showers healing, compassion and forgiveness on His people.

Additionally, within these essays, Christians will also be encouraged to engage in active, joyful lives of mercy in their own homes, workplaces, congregations and communities.

Disaster Response Stories

Church Renovation in Panama

Redeemer Lutheran Church in Balboa, Panama, which was once devastated by a series of catastrophic events, welcomed worshipers back to its beautifully restored sanctuary in 2024.

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Grant Opportunities

LCMS offers grants to aid LCMS congregations, Recognized Service Organizations and districts to vigorously make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches and communities.
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