Jan Koenig

Jesus, Connector of Heaven and Earth

“…hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” (John 1:51)                                                                         Jesus frequently ended his discourses or parables with rather cryptic statements.  Thus in Sunday’s Gospel we observe that when He finished speaking his words of revelation to Nathaniel, Jesus strangely stated, Truly, Truly… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated Jan. 13, 2021

CONGREGATIONS/RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL: BREMEN, St. Paul’s CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – investigating a dual parish with Farmers Retreat DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – investigating a dual parish with Dewberry GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – called Rev. John Dreyer – accepted install. 1/17 LaGRANGE,… Read more »

Vicarage Applications/Calls for Candidates from the Seminaries

The deadline for applications for Vicarage Agreements to be in the President’s Office is March 1. The location and instructions for the Vicarage Application have changed. If your congregation plans to apply for a Vicar please email Lisa Slack at lisa.slack@in.lcms.org or call the District Office at 260-423-1511 to request the instructions. Likewise, Call Documents… Read more »

Special Message from President Brege

Please see President Brege's special message to you regarding the resolution from The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod to the congregations voting to move the National Convention to 2023. View the video below. You can also view the video directly on our vimeo channel here.    

Sins Confessed; Forgiven in Christ

“…they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.” (Mark 1:5b)                                                                         John the Baptist was preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Mk 1:4).  This preaching had to begin with a proclamation of God’s Law, for only the Law causes us to realize our sins. Thus from… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated 1-6-2021

CONGREGATIONS/RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL: BREMEN, St. Paul’s CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – investigating a dual parish with Farmers Retreat DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – investigating a dual parish with Dewberry GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – called Rev. John Dreyer – accepted install. 1/17 LaGRANGE,… Read more »

Our New Samuel, God’s Son

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.” (Luke 2:52)                                                                         In the Old Testament there was a little boy who belonged in God’s Temple, because his mom had vowed to place him there.  The boy’s name was Samuel.  Recall that Hannah was childless. Desiring a son, she made… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated Dec. 30, 2020

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL: BREMEN, St. Paul’s CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – forming dual parish with Farmers Retreat DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – forming dual parish with Dewberry GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – called Rev. John Dreyer – accepted install. 1/17 LaGRANGE, KY, Holy… Read more »

The Infant Christ, Our Peace Offering

“Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples…” (Luke 2:29-31)                                                                         A peace offering was sacrificed not to create peace, but it was sacrificed because the person offering the sacrifice realized God… Read more »

Our Humble God

“And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. (Luke 1:31-32)                                                                         It is beyond our imagination that the infinite God—the creator of the infinite as well as the creator of… Read more »