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Learn more about the LCMS’ Recognized Service Organizations by downloading this information sheet.

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You are welcome to download and print copies to share with your congregation, school, Bible study groups, and other friends and family.


Download the quarterly newsletter of LCMS Recognized Service Organizations (RSOs).

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RSO News Update – LCMS News & Information
RSO News Update — First Quarter 2016

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Application Packet

501(c)(3) organizations that have been independently incorporated for a period of five years may apply for RSO status.  Learn more about the process and download the application packet.

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Looking for help near you? Our RSO directory can help you locate and organization in your area.

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Have a question or want to learn more about Recognized Service Organizations?


RSO Staff Members:

  • Deaconess Dorothy Krans — 314-996-1636
  • Deaconess Cara Patton — 314-996-1635

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