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The Fish Story

Second Sunday after the Epiphany, January 19, 2020 (John 1:29-42a) The early church abbreviated a five-word creed by using the Greek word for “fish”.  The English transliteration of this Greek word for fish is IXThUS.  Each letter stood for a single word that confesses the identity and work of Jesus.  Put into English:  The “I”… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated January 15, 2020

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – served by Rev. Benjamin Lorenz DeMOTTE, Faith – served by Rev. Karl Frincke DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – served by Rev. Donald Olson Jr. EVANSVILLE, Trinity – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – called Rev. Marc Cohen – declined INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross –… Read more »

Indiana March for Life

From Rev. David Mueller of Goodland, Indiana Wednesday, January 22nd, is the 47th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion in the United States.  A group of pastors and members of a handful of our congregations are working to organize a larger LCMS presence at the “Indiana March for Life” which… Read more »

The Holy Trinity and Holy Baptism – January 8, 2020

First Sunday After Epiphany, January 12, 2020 (Matthew 3:13-17) As the number of cults increase and as paganism is displacing Christianity in many lands, preachers must be more consciously persistent about preaching the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.  Not that most sermons need be expositions of this essential doctrine, but pastors would do well to… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated January 8, 2020

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – served by Rev. Benjamin Lorenz DeMOTTE, Faith – served by Rev. Karl Frincke DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – served by Rev. Donald Olson Jr. ELLETTSVILLE, Trinity – called Rev. Alan Scott – accepted – installed 1-5-20 EVANSVILLE, Trinity – FORT WAYNE,… Read more »

Retirement Retreat

We have scheduled a Retirement Retreat for February 26-29 at Standing Stones Retreat Center near Wickenburg, AZ.  This retreat, led by Rev. Phil Lee and Rev. Dr. Ray Mirly, will focus on all the issues connected to either “I am going to retire” or “we just retired”.  Cost for a COUPLE is $1,265 with a… Read more »

Prayer List for January 2020

Each week, the staff of the Indiana District  prays for churches and schools around the District – our brothers and sisters in Christ. If you would like to pray with us, download the prayer list for January here.

The Word Was God – Christmas, December 25, 2019 (John 1:1-14)

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God (John 1:1). Who is this “Word” the inspired Apostle says is God? As explained in verse 14 He the One who would become flesh, born of the Virgin Mary.  Though the “Word” (Greek Logos) has tremendous depth of… Read more »