These phrases – Witness, Mercy, Life Together

– illustrate how the church lives and works

together to proclaim the Gospel and to

provide for our brothers and sisters in Christ

in our congregations, communities and

throughout the world. And in all we do,

Christ is at the center, leading us, sustaining

us, keeping us focused on our mission.

This will never change. The Witness, Mercy, Life Together logo expresses the emphasis for the church.

Gloria Dei is a member of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

In grateful response to God’s grace and empowered by the Holy Spirit through Word and Sacraments, the mission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is vigorously to make known the love of Christ by word and deed within our churches, communities and the world.

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is a mission-oriented, Bible-based, confessional Christian denomination headquartered in St. Louis, Mo., founded on the teachings of Martin Luther.

Today, the LCMS has more than 2.3 million baptized members in some 6,200 congregations and more than 9,000 pastors.  Two seminaries and 10 colleges and universities operate under the auspices of the LCMS, and its congregations operate the largest Protestant parochial school system in America.

See the web site of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for more information and understanding.