The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of the LCMS’ Mercy Operations Group, is onsite at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Moore, Okla., meeting with church leaders and the LCMS Oklahoma District disaster coordinator to “map out the next steps for the disaster response here for the immediate, transitional and long-term needs.”
The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director, LCMS’ Mercy Operations Group, is en route to Moore, Okla., where a May 20 tornado killed 24 people, injured hundreds and damaged thousands of homes and buildings.
LCMS Disaster Response on the scene in West, Texas, bearing mercy in our life together. The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of the LCMS’ Mercy Operations Group, talks with Michele Marak Scott, principal of West Elementary School, about the needs in West, Texas, in the aftermath of the devastating fertilizer plant explosion.
The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, explains Martin Luther’s ITCP method of prayer, which features four steps: instruction, thanksgiving, confession and prayer. Harrison also recommends “A Simple Way to Pray,” which Luther penned in 1535 after his barber and friend, Peter Beskendorf, asked for some practical guidance on how to pray. “Luther’s little book on prayer will revolutionize your prayer life,” said Harrison.
LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison, First Vice-President Herb Mueller, and the Rev. William Cwirla, convention essayist, welcome delegates and attendees to this summer’s 65th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, held July 25 in St. Louis, Mo.