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Where Do You Come From?

To those pleading to enter through the closed door of Christ’s eternal kingdom the Lord answers:  “I do not know where you come from.” (Luke 12:25).  When they give what they think constitutes eligibility to enter, the Lord repeats:  “I tell you, I do not know where you come from.” (v. 27).  Certainly this gives… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated August 21, 2019

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL AURORA, St. John – called Rev. Ronald Stephens CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith – served by Rev. Karl Frincke DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) ELLETTSVILLE, Trinity – served by Rev. Alan Scott EVANSVILLE, Trinity – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem GARRETT, Zion – served by Rev. Ron… Read more »

Fall Pastors’ Conference

The materials for the Fall Pastors’ Conference went in the mail on August 15.  They can also be found on the Indiana District website.  If you have any questions please call the district office.  The deadline for hotel reservations is September 19.

$17,245 Benefit Gift to University Lutheran, Bloomington

The Indiana District is pleased to announce a gift of $17,245 from Robert and Margaret Seitz for the benefit of University Lutheran Church at Indiana University—Bloomington. Bob and Margaret were good and faithful servants of Christ and, as Bob and Margaret have now been called home, the LCMS Foundation was honored to deliver their gift… Read more »

Immanuel, Avilla, celebrates 175th anniversary

AVILLA —Immanuel Lutheran Church, the oldest Lutheran church in Noble County, Indiana, will mark the 175th anniversary of its founding at a special church service on Sunday, Oct. 13. Immanuel was established in 1844 through the work of the famous Lutheran missionary, the Rev. Friedrich C. D. Wyneken, who helped found the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod… Read more »

New Sharing Christ through Education Video Available to View

Summer at the Indiana District:  Whoosh! Perhaps your summer might be characterized by the playful poem, Here Comes, by Shel Silverstein: Here comes summer, here comes summer, chirping robin, budding rose. Here comes summer, here comes summer, gentle showers, summer clothes. Here comes summer, here comes summer—Whoosh—school—there it goes! In truth, I inserted “school” in... Read more »

Cultivating Generosity – Doxology Workshop on September 30

Cultivating Generosity – a Doxology led workshop – is scheduled for September 30, 2019 at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne Indiana. Led by the Rev. Dr. John W. Kleinig and Rev. Dr. Scott Bruzek, this workshop focuses on the idea that generosity doesn’t happen by accident. Together let’s explore generosity that is both ordinary… Read more »

Fire and Baptism

Jesus longingly states in Sunday’s Gospel, “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled!”  (Luke 12:49).  Note how Christ longs for this fire-kindling event to be finished. This fire-kindling statement is describing the same event that Christ illustrates in His next statement:  “I have a baptism to be… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated August 14, 2019

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL AURORA, St. John CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith – served by Rev. Karl Frincke DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) ELLETTSVILLE, Trinity – served by Rev. Alan Scott EVANSVILLE, Trinity – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem GARRETT, Zion – served by Rev. Ron Stephen GRABILL, Prince of Peace… Read more »

Look Up Conference

The Lutheran Foundation is sponsoring the “Look Up” 2019 Faith Conference on Monday, October 7, 2019. This conference will provide practical insights for the church and other faith based organizations to promote mental wellness and reduce the stigma around mental illness. You can learn more about the conference here.