Lisa Slack

PPP2 Letter

The Indiana District has issued updated information concerning the Economic Aid Act. Below is an excerpt from the letter. You can download the full letter here. February 10, 2021Blessings to you as we enter the weeks leading to the Lenten Season!As the trying times of 2020 extend into the New Year, we hold fast to… Read more »

Grace Doesn’t Seem Right

Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius.  (Matthew 20:10) We rightly expect to be paid or rewarded for what we do.  Even Scripture says that the laborer is worthy of his wages (1 Tim 5:18). However God’s gracious gifts are in no way a reward… Read more »

Jubilee in the City

You are invited to join with Shepherd of the City, Fort Wayne, in celebrating their 50th anniversary on October 4.   The celebration, themed Jubilee in the City, begins at their 9:30 worship service and continues with a 4:00 hymn fest.  This year also marks the 13th year for the hymn fest.  Kantor Matthew Machemer, Associate… Read more »

Don’t Forget to RSVP for Fall Pastors Conference!

Please be sure to RSVP for the upcoming Fall Pastors Conference if you haven’t done so already!  Even if your pastor is unable to attend, we ask that you go online and fill out the registration form for the event.  There is a place to mark whether or not you will be able to be… Read more »

Where is the Cross?

Where Is the Cross? Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.        (Matthew 18:27, NKJ) Everywhere true forgiveness is found, the cross of Christ is behind it. Hundreds of times the Old Testament speaks of God forgiving His people.  After God instituted the sacrificial system… Read more »

Joyful Response – Free Online Giving Platform through LCEF

Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) offers an electronic giving platform called Joyful Response for accepting online 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) – free of charge through LCEF. If you are not currently set up to take… Read more »

LCEF Loan Remedies

As your ministry partner, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) understands the concerns you are experiencing as we navigate through these unprecedented times. LCEF has employed numerous financial tools to help our borrowers, including several specifically put in place by our COVID-19 Response Team. Assistance is available to eligible Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations, organizations and rostered… Read more »

Soldiers of the Cross COVID-19 Response Initiative

LCEF is immediately distributing $1 million dollars to the 35 districts for immediate relief grants. We extend a heartfelt challenge to our faithful LCEF investors and friends to help equal or exceed the initial $1 million-dollar distribution. The LCMS has itself committed $1.5 million dollars toward this effort from humanitarian gifts already received. Working with… 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 »