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St. Peter Lutheran Church (Brownstown) Moving Forward with Expansion

St. Peter (Brownstown) is moving forward with an expansion that will provide a brand-new space for their Christian Education Center, more room for fellowship, and improvements to their traffic flow and parking. The new expansion extends from the east wall of the sanctuary and wraps around the southeast corner of the church. A new Christian… Read more »

Grants Help Church Workers Impacted by Pandemic

A Lutheran school teacher who was unexpectedly furloughed. A school secretary struggling to afford groceries now that the office is closed. A pastor who can’t quite make the mortgage payment this month. These are a few examples of the ordained, commissioned and lay church workers who could receive a special Soldiers of the Cross grant… Read more »

COVID 19 Links

The links below are provided as a tool for churches and schools in their quest for information during the COVID 19 situation. Links on this page will relate to the LC-MS, the Indiana District, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as… 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 »

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 tj.mattick@lcef.org. For additional information go to… Read more »

LCMS Resources in this COVID-19 Crisis

Synod has shared a few resources in this COVID-19 crisis that may be valuable right now. Synod COVID-19 page: https://www.lcms.org/how-we-serve/mercy/health-ministry/pandemic Stewardship Messaging: https://blogs.lcms.org/2020/giving-offerings-to-my-congregation-in-difficult-times/ Some other great resources to share right now: COVID-19 & Church Finances Webinar (Thursday, March 26, 1pm ET): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N1LlQC0bQW6Im6g3xv-PuA Online Church for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve8ntVByzoU Fast and Cheap Ways to Livestream Your Church… Read more »

LCEF Assistance

Please see the attached letter from T. J. Mattick, District Vice President for LCEF regarding assistance amid the COVID-19 Crisis.Message from LCEF Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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 »