Services vary by region and are offered at the following locations: Portland, Vancouver, North Puget Sound (Seattle, King and Snohomish counties), South Puget Sound (Tacoma), Salem, Beaverton, Yamhill County and Spokane. 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering Sessions; End Goals: LCMS Youth Ministry; The Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge; The Lutheran Witness Podcast; Mission Field: USA—Church Planting; Specialized Pastoral Ministry; The Student Union; Syndicated. The Lutheran Church Extension Fund was awarded a Top Work Places honor by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in 2017 and 2018.. It is one of nine refugee resettlement agencies working with the Office of Refugee Resettlement and one of only two that serves unaccompanied refugee minors. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, Baltimore, MD. World Lutheran News Digest; LCMS Partner Podcasts. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service ... of the LCMS districts in Wisconsin and upper Michigan with a mission of sharing ways to glorify God as we prepare for worship and the celebration of his sacraments. > Refugees and Immigrants > Immigration Services. Law and Gospel The LCMS Foundation; Lutheran Church Extension Fund; Concordia Plan Services; Concordia Seminary Saint Louis; Concordia Seminary Fort Wayne; Luther Academy; Concordia Theological Seminary Nagercoil; Instituto Histórico (IELB) About. 804 Seminary Place Saint Louis … Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service. Learn more. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service website . Issues, Etc. World Lutheran News Digest; LCMS Partner Podcasts. This ongoing partnership and work is driven by God’s love for all people and a vision for congregations to be welcoming and generous centers for mission and ministry. LIRS reports that for the first time since WWII there are nearly 60 million refugees worldwide. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), a Baltimore-based organization that grew out of efforts by Lutherans following the Second World War. The LCMS is a founding partner of Lutheran Services in America, a social service organization that serves one in every 50 Americans through services in health care, aging and disability support, community development, housing, and child and family strengthening. LIRS also advocates for just policies and practices relating to immigration and detention. (1) Rev. Since 1939, Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service has created welcoming communities for America's newcomers. Cloud. Newsletter Sign Up. Refugee & Immigration Services "LSS-SW gave us a stepping stone that helped us stabilize and start living again. Email. “Today, Linda Hartke, President and CEO of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), announced her departure from LIRS after eight years of service,” LIRS said in a memorandum sent to its donors, Lutheran congregations, and the U.S. government on Tuesday. Advocate. Topics of Discussion: (1) Jeff Hall talks about Trinity/Hope, a feeding program for children in Haiti, (2) Jen Schmidt talks about the upcoming performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, (3) Linda Hartke, President & CEO of the Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service, talks about Human Trafficking, and (4) Rev. ELCA Bishops Honor Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service Headd 1/18/2001 12:00:00 AM BALTIMORE (ELCA) -- The Conference of Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) honored Ralston H. Deffenbaugh Jr., president of Baltimore-based Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), at a Jan. 9 reception at the Lutheran Center here. LCS Northwest staff speak more than 45 languages and many are immigrants or refugees themselves. 51K likes. Our Location. We resettle refugees, reunite families, and rekindle dreams. Law and Gospel September 1, 2014. Refugee Resettlement; Children’s Issues; Immigration Reform; Host an Event. Law and Gospel Español. Lutheran Services in America. We have worked very hard to become a part of the fabric of what it means to be American." - Petrit, former refugee. We resettle refugees, reunite families, and rekindle dreams. Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services-Multiple Services LIRS provides new hope and new life through refugee resettlement; assistance and foster care for unaccompanied minor children; family reunification; and supportive services such as language, housing and employment assistance to those who flee to the United States for safety and freedom. Lamplighter Theatre (for Kids!) 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