Publications and Resources

Collections of our publications and resources

Overview of Our Publications

The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod (LCMS) provides a wide range of publications and newsletters that address all elements of our ministries. These include our official magazine, "The Lutheran Witness", our official newspaper, "The Reporter", and missionary outreach program, "Lutheran Hour Ministries." Our content also includes district and local resources much closer to home. We will discuss seven of the most common (and popular) resources that benefit you as a reader.

1. The LCMS Reporter 

The LCMS Reporter

The Reporter is the official press release of the LCMS. Both the print edition and website provide rostered employees and congregation members with a plethora of information. That includes ministry news, commentaries, movie reviews, etc. The Reporter updates the website regularly, every week.


2. The Lutheran Witness

The Lutheran Witness Magazine

This is the official magazine of the LCMS, which publishes articles and commentary that analyze events in our modern world as observed from a Christian perspective. The articles help one think and communicate appropriately as a believer regarding faith, culture, and family.


3. Lutherans for Life

Lutherans for Life logo

Lutherans for Life exists to empower us to be gospel-motivated voices promoting life. They accomplish this through the quarterly publication, "LifeDate," and many tools created for local churches. Examples include Life Sunday materials, Chats 4Life, life teams, and national conference calls.


4. Lutheran Hour Ministries

Lutheran Hour Ministries logo

Lutheran Hour Ministries employs missionaries in over 30 locales to establish culturally relevant ministries in 50+ nations across six continents to reach the unchurched. Everyone deserves the opportunity to hear the gospel in such a way that they can grasp a saving knowledge of Christ Jesus. 

A primary goal is to welcome new believers into a loving Christian community where they can grow in their faith and witness. All Christians go out in love to people who do not yet know our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


5. Thrivent Financial

Thrivent Financial logo

Thrivent Financial is a not-for-profit, comprehensive financial services business. Thrivent offers financial counseling, investments, insurance, banking, and generosity programs to assist individuals in making the most of what they have. Thrivent shares external press releases, media contacts, and information with investors and those interested in the organization.


6. Montana Reflections Newsletter

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The Montana Reflection is the official newsletter of the Montana District. It is comparable to the LCMS Reporter in many aspects. However, the Reflection is a regional publication that offers news, updates, and resources primarily relevant to local congregations in the district.


7. Trinity Lutheran Church | Miles City, MT

Steeple view of Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles City

We at Trinity Lutheran Church in Miles City, MT, publish a monthly newsletter and weekly sermons. Our newsletter begins with an opening letter from Pastor Schreibeis. Then we provide information about local members and happenings. We keep you informed with updates about Trinity Lutheran Classical School. Of course, you will find stories of hope and inspiration in our newsletter. Finally, there is a calendar with times and dates of various functions. Sermons from Sunday services are posted every week on this site, typically on Saturdays or Sundays.  

Link to Our Monthly Newsletter

Link to Our Weekly Sermons

8. More LCMS Resources

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The LCMS offers a treasure trove of resources about bible studies, prayer recommendations, devotions, movies, images, directories, papers, and media files, among a vast selection of topics. There are too many to list and discuss here. If you do not find what you are looking for elsewhere, you may find it on the Resources page.

Link to LCMS Resources