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Virtual Open House for CUNE for Indiana District Students

College recruitment has changed significantly in response to the pandemic. It’s been a challenge, but it’s also allowing us to connect with students that it has previously been difficult to reach because of physical limitations! Concordia University (Seward) is hosting a virtual open house next Thursday, January 21st at 7:00pm. View their Youtube video here… Read more »

Jesus, Connector of Heaven and Earth

“…hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.” (John 1:51)                                                                         Jesus frequently ended his discourses or parables with rather cryptic statements.  Thus in Sunday’s Gospel we observe that when He finished speaking his words of revelation to Nathaniel, Jesus strangely stated, Truly, Truly… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated Jan. 13, 2021

CONGREGATIONS/RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL: BREMEN, St. Paul’s CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – investigating a dual parish with Farmers Retreat DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – investigating a dual parish with Dewberry GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – called Rev. John Dreyer – accepted install. 1/17 LaGRANGE,… Read more »

Vicarage Applications/Calls for Candidates from the Seminaries

The deadline for applications for Vicarage Agreements to be in the President’s Office is March 1. The location and instructions for the Vicarage Application have changed. If your congregation plans to apply for a Vicar please email Lisa Slack at lisa.slack@in.lcms.org or call the District Office at 260-423-1511 to request the instructions. Likewise, Call Documents… Read more »

INPEA – Statehouse Express Podcast

There are 3 major bills being considered in Indianapolis, this will give a good overview of them. ___ It’s been a busy week as the start of the 2021 Indiana General Assembly Session has taken over our lives! As busy as we’ve been, we want to make sure we keep YOU informed on what’s going… Read more »

COVID Help from LCEF

Many congregations have been impacted and continue to deal with the impact of COVID-19. Like always, LCEF is here to help during this trying time. LCEF has term loans and lines of credit designed to help ministries for which a small and quick cash injection is appropriate.  If COVID-19 is taking a greater toll on… Read more »

Free Online Presentation on Gift & Estate Planning

The Indiana District is offering a short, free online presentation on gift and estate planning, in partnership with the LCMS Foundation. Please join us Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. for information on how to bless family and ministry through your estate. Learn how to steward the gifts God has given you, how to gain peace of mind through a well-organized plan,… Read more »

2 Free Webinars from LCEF

The year is 2021 and not much has changed. When the pandemic hit, many believed it would come and go in the blink of an eye. The reality is quite different—we are now living in a new normal, and even as things change around us, one thing that does not change is Christ and Christ… Read more »

Special Message from President Brege

Please see President Brege's special message to you regarding the resolution from The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod to the congregations voting to move the National Convention to 2023. View the video below. You can also view the video directly on our vimeo channel here.    

Sins Confessed; Forgiven in Christ

“…they were being baptized by him in the Jordan River, confessing their sins.” (Mark 1:5b)                                                                         John the Baptist was preaching a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Mk 1:4).  This preaching had to begin with a proclamation of God’s Law, for only the Law causes us to realize our sins. Thus from… Read more »