If you are Lutheran, you have probably heard of Lutheran Social Services (LSS). In fact, your church may support Lutheran Social Services. Many orthodox, conservative Lutheran churches as well as liberal, non-Biblical Lutheran churches financially fund them.
Lutheran Services in America (LSA) says it is an “alliance of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, (and) The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod" and these two denominations are "active in LSA's governance, provide grant support, designate staff liaisons to LSA, and collaborate programmatically with LSA.” (read here) Lutheran Social Services operates in many states and are member organizations of LSA. (read here)
With that said, you need to know what you and/or your church may be supporting.
I suggest each of us ask our pastor and church council if our church or denomination supports or cooperates with Lutheran Social Services. If they do, share this blog with them.
7/10/2014 07:07:27 am
In for a penny, in for a pound.
7/15/2014 12:37:41 am
On October 27, 2011, the President of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod said, "Our relationship with the ELCA is over...." (http://www.elcatoday.com/witness-stone-blog/category/lcms). There seems to be a disconnect between that the LCMS says and what it does.
7/16/2014 01:24:29 am
The LCMS denounces the ELCA's social and political agenda, but funds it anyway through LSS.
3/21/2015 12:06:32 pm
I don't have it in for gays. But, who is really in charge at the ELCA? I would say it is Satan. Be warned.
11/10/2015 07:55:59 pm
I was doing a search to find out if Missouri Synod had ties with Lutheran Social Services/ELCA. I am a member at an ELCA church, and have noticed changes since about 2008. A lot of members left our ELCA church to attend a local Mo. Synod Lutheran church. I feel as though LSS has destroyed the state of Minnesota and I resent it. I wanted to know if Missouri Synod is the right switch for me from my too-liberal-for-me /straying from the Bible ELCA church. I've been at this church my whole life, and in the past years the whole church has shifted to a radical progressive stance. Its as though everyo e is brainwashed I'm sick of it. I may have to switch to a whole new protestant religion, Buddism, or Wiccan. My ELCA church makes me very angry.
8/24/2016 02:13:36 pm
Our church in Falls Church has just become a reconciling In Christ church. Is there anyone from LSS who could come and talk to us about what LSS offers the LGBT community.
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