Who Then Is This?

“And they were filled with great fear and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?” Mark 4:41                                                                         Is Jesus, this fatigued man standing by the sea, really God?  As presented in the immediate context of Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus talks, walks, eats, gets tired, sleeps…and… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated June 16, 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) – FORT WAYNE, St. Michael (Senior) – INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity (Senior) – LaGRANGE, KY, Holy Trinity – called Rev. Jason Reed LaPORTE, St. John… Read more »

LWML Winner’s Circle Celebration

The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Mission Grants Committee extended invitations to the 2019–2021 LWML mission grant recipients to be in attendance at the 39th Biennial LWML Convention in Lexington. Those recipients will be featured guests at the Mission Grants Booth “Meet and Greet” Winner’s Circle Event on Friday evening, June 25, from 7–8:30 p.m…. Read more »

Nesting Birds

“[The kingdom of God] is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can… Read more »

LWML Opening Worship – Together, Face to Face

A Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) Mustard Seed Devotion  is entitled “Face to Face Moments.” The third paragraph begins: “The apostle John realized the importance of talking in person. He hoped to meet fellow believers face to face, so that our joy may be complete (2 John 1:12b). Nothing compares to the joy of personal fellowships.” After a… Read more »

Memorial Planned for Former Principal

Ross King, former principal in the Indiana District, was called to glory in December 2020. Due to COVID restrictions the family was unable to hold a more public service at his funeral. Now that restrictions have been relaxed somewhat, the family is planning an open memorial service celebrating his life, and all are welcomed to… Read more »

How Can LCEF Help You?

Have you ever wondered exactly how Lutheran Church Extension Fund works? If so, check out this short video that explains how they help Lutherans in ministry. As always, if you have any questions or want to set up a savings account with LCEF, please reach out to TJ Mattick, our Indiana District LCEF VP. You… Read more »


“Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin.” Mark 3:28-29                                                                         Clearly, as quoted in Mark 3:29, Jesus is singling out the unique attitude one is to… Read more »

2019-2021 LWML Mission Goal Reached

We praise God for the blessings He pours out on LWML through the faithful mite giving of gracious givers. Total mite offerings as of March 31 was $2,204,724.55 for the 2019–2021 biennium, over and above the LWML Mission Goal by $104,724.55! Those extra offerings will support our 2021–2023 LWML Mission Grants, which are voted on… Read more »

CLHS Alum Virtual Choir Tribute – Singers Wanted!

Former choir members from Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne are joining up to create a virtual choir tribute for former choir director Tim Kinne, now Rev. Tim Kinne. Rev. Kinne has recently retired and is also undergoing cancer treatment. “We thought it would be meaningful to record ‘May the Lord Bless You and Keep… Read more »