Brege’s Cross Words for the 2nd Sunday in Advent

In the Holy Gospel for the second Sunday in Advent Saint Luke informs us that the Baptizer fulfills the prediction of Isaiah 40:3 as he becomes God’s heavenly bulldozer.  It was thus predicted that the Baptizer would bring down the mountains, fill in the valleys, straighten crooked paths and smooth out the rough places.  Certainly… Read more »

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!  Yes, you read that correctly, Happy Hanukkah!  This year the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah falls on December 3rd. But what does that have to do with Christians, or more specifically what does that have to do with Jesus? For over four hundred years—from Malachi to John the Baptist—God had been silent; he sent… Read more »

Reminder for Katie Retreat 2019

This is just a reminder that the deadline for early registration for the 2019 Katie Retreat is December 31. The retreat will be held February 8-10 at The Inn at DePauw, Greencastle, Indiana under the theme of “Sharing god’s Voice in Our Times.”  Keynote speaker is Rebekah Curtis and the Bible study leader is Renee… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated Nov. 21, 2018

Vacancy Information This is the latest information available regarding calls and vacancies within the Indiana District congregations.  Please do remember that this information is for your prayers.  Please do NOT contact these congregations about getting a call or offering to be called. CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul – called… Read more »

Reverend Ruiz to be Installed at Trinity

In March, Trinity Lutheran Church (Indianapolis) started a Spanish language worship service led by Reverend Samuel Ruiz. He will be installed on November 18 at a bilingual service at Trinity. Reverend Ruiz has both the experience and cultural background to reach some of the nine Latino groups located in the city. Cuban born, he started… Read more »

Brege’s Cross Words – Hebrews 10:11-25

When Jesus, or the New Testament writers, separate “body” and “blood” in their discussion of the work of Christ, they are speaking of Him as a sacrifice.  To prepare an Old Testament sacrifice the blood was associated with the life of a creature, and it was taken from the sacrificial flesh and strewn, daubed or… Read more »

Reverend Albers Serving in Dual Role for Ascension Lutheran Christian School

On Reformation Sunday, 2018, Principal Rev. John Albers was installed as the executive director of the Lutheran School Corporation of Indiana and administrator for Ascension Lutheran Christian School. Ascension is a high quality Lutheran school in Gary, Indiana that is community-based and Christ-centered. The school is a collaborative effort between several entities. The Lutheran School… Read more »

Want to Share a Bus to Travel to the National Youth Gathering?

Churches sending youth to the National Youth Gathering in July 2019 interested in joining other churches in renting a bus – please contact DCE Sarah Shadday at by November 30th with their church’s name/city, leader’s name, and how many people would need to go on the bus. Sarah Shadday & Cheryl LaBelle are the… Read more »

Prayer List for November 2018

The staff of the Indiana District regularly gathers to pray 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 November here. We also share the churches that we are praying for every week on Facebook. You can like… Read more »