“Joy:fully Lutheran” is the theme for The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod through the next convention. This theme focuses on 1 Thess. 5:16–24, in which Paul says to “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus.” Paul ends the section by saying, “He who calls you is faithful; he will surely do it.” Joyful, because of God’s faithfulness to His promises. Joyful, because God’s promises are kept in Jesus (2 Cor. 1:20).

Joyful, because of God’s love. Lutheran, because it’s all about Jesus: Grace alone. Faith alone. Scripture alone. Christ alone.


A Message to the Church about the challenges we face and how to face them by our Synod President Pastor Matthew Harrison.

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For More information, please click on the below links to go to the Synod's Joy:Fully Lutheran Page


In the Church

"We rejoice to receive God's gifts of Word and Sacrament as we gather each Sunday. We rejoice that we are members of the body of Christ"


In your Family

"We rejoice in God's gifts of family and household, teaching and learning the Word together."


In the World

"We joyfully serve in our vocations and love our neighbor. We rejoice that this world belongs to our Father in heaven."

Joy:fully Lutheran: Rejoice. Pray. Give thanks. Christ has done it. Even as our world changes, the Word of God remains the same. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod proclaims this truth here and throughout the world in mission work, disaster response, universities, seminaries and especially in our congregations. True joy is found in the Good News that God is for you. We rejoice in this. We vigorously make known the love of Christ. www.lcms.org