Focus: Mercy

Did you know you bear
Christ’s mercy in the world?

God’s mercy is sealed for us in the resurrection of Christ Jesus, flowing to us through His Word and Sacraments.

This mercy causes us to search for ways to share the gifts of Jesus with others.

This is our life together — serving under the Risen Savior, proclaiming the Good News of the resurrection as we care for people.

It is what He has called us to do. It is what He does through us, the body of Christ, the holy Christian Church.

Walking alongside you in this mercy work are the Mercy Ministries of the LCMS, ready to equip and enable you to care for your neighbor in body and soul through training, resources, encouragement and increasing capacity.

Like those who witnessed the resurrected Jesus we live in joyful hope and confidence, knowing that all the gifts of God belong to us and are intended by Him to be shared with others.

God bless our walking and mercy-bearing together in Christ’s name!



Father of mercy and God of all consolation, remember in kindness the numerous ministries of mercy that our Synod sponsors, both at home and abroad. Through them, may many come to know and rejoice in Your tender care and love. We ask this in the name of Jesus, whose compassion fed the hungry, healed the sick and comforted the sorrowing. Amen.

Join us on the journey

Lutherans Engage the World

Lutheran Engage the WorldEngaging the Church in the work of witness and mercy across the globe in our life together.

Learn more


The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran WitnessInterpreting the contemporary world from a Lutheran Christian perspective

Learn more

Concordia Publishing House

Concordia Publishing House

Contact Us

  Email us

  Church Info Center: 888-843-5267
  Staff Switchboard: 800-248-1930
  Donor Care Line: 888-930-4438

 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122-7226


Guide Star Logo BBB Logo

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Inc., including Mission Central (in Mapleton, Iowa), is an IRS registered 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charity.

A contribution designated (restricted) for a specific purpose when accepted, will be used only to fund expenses related to that purpose. Occasionally, we may receive more in contributions for a particular purpose than can be wisely applied to it in the foreseeable future or the purpose may cease to be feasible. In these situations, the LCMS will make reasonable attempts to contact contributors to apply their contribution differently. If a contributor cannot be contacted, the LCMS will use the gift to meet a similar pressing need that most closely matches the contributor's original intent. Consistent with Synod Board policy, no more than 13.5 percent of a charitable contribution may be allocated to administering gifts and communicating with contributors. Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

Our Tax Identification Number: 43-0658188

View Donor Transparency Resources »

Employment  |  For the Media  |  Site Map  |  Privacy


© 2003 – 2010   The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. All Rights Reserved.