Jan Koenig

True Peace Created/Distributed

Peace be with you.  (John 20:19,20,26)                                                                         When the resurrected Christ appeared to the Apostles in a “locked” room on two separate occasions, He spoke three times with the words, Peace be with you.  On Easter Sunday, with Thomas absent from the locked room, Jesus twice spoke these words to the disciples.  Then a week… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated April 7, 2021

CONGREGATIONS/RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL: AVON, Our Shepherd (Senior) BREMEN, St. Paul’s (Senior)- COLUMBUS, St. Peter’s (Senior)- Rev. Mark Teike retiring CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry)/DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – dual parish requesting a candidate FORT WAYNE, St. Michael (Senior) – GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity (Senior) – LaGRANGE, KY,… Read more »

39th Biennial LWML Convention June 24-27

Dear brothers in Christ of the Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan Districts, Greetings in the name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! I am currently serving as a Pastoral Counselor for the Host Committee of the 2021 LWML Convention June 24-27, 2021, to be held in Lexington, Kentucky.  What a joy it is to serve… Read more »

Resurrection: Biological Event

You seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen.  (Mark 16:6)                                                                        Many Christians have the misconception that the Christian faith is only a spiritual matter.  To be sure, the Christian faith involves deep spiritual things; it speaks with God’s authority on spiritual themes such as faith, hope, love and forgiveness.  It deals… Read more »

Running the Race…to Lexington! – LWML Convention

After much prayer, the Board of Directors continues to make plans for an in-person convention in Lexington June 24-27. All state and local guidelines for large gatherings will be set in place to make this convention safe for those who choose to come. Highlights of the convention are the opening worship service with communion, the… Read more »

39th Biennial LWML Convention – Workers Needed

LWML Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Districts are host to the 39th Biennial LWML Convention June 24-27 in Lexington. It takes over 500 volunteers. We are looking for ladies, men, and teens who will volunteer their smiles and enthusiasm to welcome the thousands coming to Lexington. There is a job for everyone.  We need child care… Read more »

Hosanna (Save Now)

Hosanna. Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord.  (Mark 11:9b)                                                                         As prophesied by Zechariah, Jesus humbly rode into Jerusalem on a lowly donkey.  On that Palm Sunday the people repeatedly cried out, Hosanna, blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.  This was apparently a united chorus,… Read more »

Northern Pastors Conference – May 10-11

The Northern Pastors Conference will be held May 10-11 at Oakwood Resort in Syracuse on beautiful Lake Wawasee. The theme is “Moving Forward Through the End of the COVID-19 Pandemic” with presentations and a time for discussion. The hotel deadline is April 10 so please respond as soon as possible. Online registration: https://indianadistrictlcms.regfox.com/northern-pastors-conference-spring-2021

Ransom For (The) Many

The Son of man came not to be served but to serve and to give His life as a ransom for many.  (Mark 10:45)                                                                         Did Christ really die for all, or, as the verse before us seems to indicate, did He give His life as a ransom for only many?  The Apostles of our… Read more »

39th Biennial LWML – Phil’s Friends

Phil’s Friends is one of eight Servant Activities planned for the LWML Convention in Lexington, June 24-27. LWML plans to provide 1,000 Cards of Hope for people affected by cancer enrolled with Phil’s Friends. You can help! As we are staying in our  own ”bubble” more than usual, why not take advantage of time alone… Read more »