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Annual Report 2021

LCMS 2021 Annual Report

This mission and ministry report from The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod contains important audited financial information from the fiscal year and general information about Synod work.

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Engage magazine and Sharing newsletters


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Lutherans Engage – Fall 2023
The Fall 2023 issue shows how Lutherans are “[doing] good to everyone” (Gal. 6:10) — including residents of retirement communiti...

Lutherans Engage – Summer 2023
Lutherans use their time, talent and treasure to care for people in new and unexpected ways.

Lutherans Engage – Spring 2023
The Word of God is at work — from India to Alabama and everywhere in between.

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LCMS World Relief and Human Care – September 2023 ‘Sharing’ newsletter
Lutherans are caring for Ukrainian refugees who have fled their country in search of safety amid the ongoing Russian invasion.

LCMS World Relief and Human Care – July 2023 ‘Sharing’ newsletter
Lutherans serve both Christians and non-Christians, whether they are victims of Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla., or English-la...

LCMS World Relief and Human Care – May 2023 ‘Sharing’ newsletter
Lutherans share Christ’s mercy with those in need, whether in rural Nebraska or Lima, Peru.

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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 toward another aspect of ministry that aligns closely the contributor’s goals and values. 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 and in recognition of a more challenging economic and philanthropic/fundraising environment due to inflationary pressure, not more than 12.5 percent of any charitable contribution will be allocated to administering gifts and communicating with contributors (compared to a not-more-than ceiling of 10.5 percent the previous fiscal year). Contributions received and accepted by the LCMS are deemed to be in agreement with this statement.

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