Indiana Lay Leadership

St. Peter’s in Indianapolis Endures by the Lord’s Word

Pastor Seth Mierow was called to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in 2008. The congregation was struggling and the surrounding neighborhood was in decline. Abandoned houses dotted the streets. Homelessness and crime were a problem. The congregation, which was over a hundred years old, had an aging population that had since moved away from the neighborhood…. Read more »

Facts about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act.

Many in our District have been asking about the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). According to the U.S. Department of Labor, “FFCRA will help the United States combat and defeat COVID-19 by giving all American businesses with fewer than 500 employees funds to provide employees with paid leave, either for the employee’s own health… Read more »

Church items available

The attached listing of items are offered without charge (postage only) to interested individuals or congregations.  They are from the closing of St. Michael Lutheran Church in Hebron, IN on March 15, 2020. For more information or pictures, contact Rev. Mark Pflughoeft:  or   219-987-3399     Copy of Items Available

Resources Available from Lutheran Hour Ministries

Lutheran Hour Ministries has a mission and desire to point people to Jesus in uncertain times. Many of our resources and programs do just that. And, the best part is that they are available to use for free from the comfort of your own home! As many churches are making the hard choice to try… Read more »

Our Redeemer Lutheran in Lexington Acts as a Beacon of Light

When Rev. Michael Huebner brought his family to Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lexington under seven years ago, he never anticipated how much the congregation was going to impact his entire family. “It’s a tremendous place to be,” he said. “There’s a cohesion among the people that’s unique in my experience. They wanted someone to… Read more »

LCEF Offers Joyful Response

LCEF offers an electronic giving platform called Joyful Response, for on-line gifts through your website, a mobile phone app, ACH or text-giving. This platform is available for LCMS congregations, schools and registered service organizations (RSOs).  If you are not currently set up to take electronic payments please contact T.J Mattick at 812-841-3120 or For additional information go to… Read more »

Concordia Plan offers COVID-19 resources

Concordia Plan Services has shared the following message with plan participants: “With the current situation, you may be feeling anxious about your Concordia Retirement Savings Plan investments and Concordia Retirement Plan pension benefits. While we could not predict the current market situation, we are prepared for it. We have diligently planned for all potential market… Read more »


The Indiana District office staff will, for the most part, be working from home following Governor Holcomb’s executive order for sheltering-in-place.  Thanks to modern technology most can continue to work from home keeping up with emails and voice messages.  Someone will be in the office from time to time to collect mail and do the… Read more »

Cross Connections Can Help During This Time

The recent radical changes in our lives created by the COVID-19 pandemic may create feelings of anxiety, loneliness/isolation, and fear.  Especially during these times of quarantine/stay–in– place orders cutting us off from each other, some of us may benefit from having another person to speak with, especially if our mental health is suffering. The Biblical… Read more »

The Lord is gracious and in control

Dear Friend in Christ, Like you, we’ve watched the rising numbers of those infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with concern and pray for a swift and full recovery for those who are ill. We applaud the worldwide efforts to prevent further infections and tragic deaths. There is still much we don’t know about this pandemic…. Read more »