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A Leaping Baby (The Visitation)

…when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. (Luke 1:44). Mothers know what it is like to have an in utero baby punch, do summersaults and jerk or “leap”.  Some mothers have observed that such movements sometimes appear to be the result of voices, music,… Read more »

Sanctified

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.  (John 17:17). The seventeenth chapter of John’s Gospel is a unique and lofty locus of Holy Scripture.  It is often called Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer.  In this powerful prayer the Savior petitions the Father both as His eternal Son and as the great high priest interceding… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated May 20, 2020

CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith –  called Rev. Brett Satkowiak – installation pending DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – FORT WAYNE, Peace – Pastor Spira retiring INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity – KOKOMO, Good Shepherd – KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – LOUISVILLE, Concordia – LOUISVILLE, Resurrection – LOWELL,… Read more »

You Love Me

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. (John 14:15). Lutherans rightly get upset when people say that Christianity consists of a new set of rules to obey.  In line with Scripture we Lutherans magnify the gospel. The gospel in its narrow sense is not at all about laws, rules and regulations. The gospel… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated May 13, 2020

CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith –  called Rev. Brett Satkowiak – installation pending DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity – KOKOMO, Good Shepherd – KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – LOUISVILLE, Concordia – Rev. Boyd Retiring LOUISVILLE, Resurrection – LOWELL, Trinity – MARION, St…. Read more »

In My Name

If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14). Some contend that Jesus is indicating that our prayers must include the phrase, “In Jesus Name” (or, “In Your Name”).  It is then believed that this becomes a formula by which we can ask for anything, and because of Jesus’ promise… 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 »