Daniel May

Thankful for the Harvest – We Love to Tell the Story

Each November, we Americans set aside a special day to give thanks to God. We thank Him for protecting the Pilgrims, the first religious refugees to land on American soil. We thank Him for the kindness of strangers, including the First Americans who helped the Pilgrims survive. And we thank Him for the abundant blessings… Read more »

University Lutheran: Thankful for ministry at Chauncey Hill

June 4, 2017, marks the final Sunday the University Lutheran congregation will worship at the Chauncey Hill location before moving to Northwestern Avenue. It is a moment for reflection and thankfulness for all of God’s blessings in this place. Through a special decommissioning service, the congregation will take time to recognize all that God has… Read more »

Financial Peace University

Learn & Earn Here’s an offer to learn about money management and earn some extra cash. The Ministerial Excellence Fund is expanding to include LCMS teachers, administrators, DCEs and all commissioned church workers as eligible for grants. The first initiative, starting immediately and extending through 2016, is to support any individuals or couples to attend Dave’s Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU)…. Read more »

Recovering Gender and Relationships

Rev. Dr. Michael Eschelbach, Professor of Theology and Philosophy at Concordia University, Irvine, was the keynote speaker at the recent Indiana District Southern Pastors Conference. His topic was: “Father Knows Best: Biblical Means for Recovering Gender & Relationships.”  To download his presentation, see links below. Presentations: Biblical Means for Recovering Gender & Relationship Presentation Conference Study… Read more »

Guidelines for Corporate Worship

For Conventions, Meetings, Workshops, and Gatherings of The Indiana District It is a gift from God for Christians to gather together within the Indiana District of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. We gather for work, for study, and for fellowship. In addition to these activities, the heart and center of our gathering is that which is not… Read more »

Heart Rending

“Even now,” declares the LORD, “return to me with all your heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning. Rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the LORD your God, for he is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and abounding in love, and he relents from sending calamity.” Joel 2:12-13 In an attempt to get people to focus… Read more »

Beginning 2016 with Epiphany Brightness

Now it happened that as he was praying alone, the disciples were with him. And he asked them, “Who do the crowds say that I am?” And they answered, “John the Baptist. But others say, Elijah, and others, that one of the prophets of old has risen.” Then he said to them, “But who do you say that… Read more »

Mission Prospects Bring Growth & Opportunity

In case you haven’t heard, the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is growing! Christ the King Lutheran Mission in Mooresville, Indiana, is the latest in a series of missions that have chartered as congregations of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod in the past three years. Other missions include St. Peter Lutheran Church… Read more »

It’s Christmas — Weather or Not!

Having grown up in northern Indiana, Christmas for me was normally cold and often snowy. That was fine—I like snow and don’t mind the cold. It seemed quite natural to sing, “The snow lay on the ground. The stars shone bright when christ our Lord was born on Christmas night.” That’s the way I always… Read more »

Giving Thanks In All Circumstances

Some people give thanks with prayerful words. Some love to sing songs of praise to God. Still others show thankfulness by their actions. However you give thanks, it is good to remember that sincere thanks comes from gratitude in our hearts.