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He Prayed Alone

“And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.” (Matthew 14:23) Echoing the Old Testament, the New Testament sets forth the principle that the Word of God and prayer are central (Acts 6:6; 1 Ti 4:5).  God’s Word is His… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated August 5, 2020

BREMEN, St. Paul – Pastor Rohde retiring CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith –  called Rev. Brett Satkowiak – installation 8/9/20 DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – FORT WAYNE, Peace – called Rev. Kevin Mann GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills – Pastor Darnstaedt retiring INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS,… Read more »

You Give Them Something to Eat

“They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” (Matthew 14:16) In the account of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000, Jesus invites His apostles to feed a crowd which likely exceeded 15,000 people!  How could the Apostles obtain sufficient food for this mandate?  Interestingly the Apostles would be the ones to distribute… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated July 29, 2020

BREMEN, St. Paul – Pastor Rohde retiring CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith –  called Rev. Brett Satkowiak – installation 8/9/20 DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – FORT WAYNE, Peace – called Rev. Kevin Mann GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills – Pastor Darnstaedt retiring INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS,… Read more »

2020 Pastor Anniversaries

Please review the attached list of anniversaries that will be recognized at the 2020 Fall Pastors Conference.  If there are corrections or additions please let Jan Koenig know so we can be properly prepared for the Conference.Pastor Anniversaries

Ministry on the Move: How Ministries are Pivoting During COVID-19

Ministries and non-profits in the Indiana District are developing creative strategies to continue serving others during the current COVID crisis. Here are three ministry organizations who altered their programs in order to meet ongoing needs in the midst of the pandemic. Digital VBS at Immanuel At Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, a digital vacation bible… Read more »

JACKSON COUNTY FAIR – CANCELLED

The Lutheran Mission Federation of Jackson County had planned to host Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison on July 26; however, the fair has been cancelled and therefore the event in the Grandstand has also been cancelled.  

He Bought the Entire Field!

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44) When Jesus taught in parables, such a method of teaching was not totally foreign to the Jews of His… Read more »

2021 Salary Guidelines

During the Board of Director Meeting on May 22nd 2020, the Board approved the use of the Concordia Plan Services (CPS) Compensation Decision Support Tool as the Indiana District Salary Guidelines beginning January 1, 2021. The Indiana District 2020 Salary Guidelines will run through the current calendar year at which time the CPS Compensation Decision… Read more »