The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. (Matthew 10:22) We… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated June 10, 2020

CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith –  called Rev. Brett Satkowiak – installation pending DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – FORT WAYNE, Peace – Pastor Spira retiring INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity – KOKOMO, Good Shepherd – KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – LaPORTE, St. John – Reb. Brauer retiring… Read more »

St. Peter Lutheran Church (Brownstown) Moving Forward with Expansion

St. Peter (Brownstown) is moving forward with an expansion that will provide a brand-new space for their Christian Education Center, more room for fellowship, and improvements to their traffic flow and parking. The new expansion extends from the east wall of the sanctuary and wraps around the southeast corner of the church. A new Christian… Read more »

Worship from Home with Worship Anew

If you or a loved one is unable to attend church, Worship Anew can be a great source of comfort. Worship Anew celebrates the new life all people have in Jesus with a 30-minute broadcast service. His love is shared through weekly scripture readings, favorite church hymns, prayers, and a pastor’s message that reveals God’s… Read more »

District Budget Summary

As part of The Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, the mission of the Indiana District is to encourage and assist the Christian outreach and nurture of its congregations and other ministries. Relating this mission statement to the financial aspects of the district operations highlights the fact that the district budget encompasses a number of ministries… Read more »

The Holy Trinity

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was without form and void, and darkness was over the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. (Genesis 1:1-3) We believe in… Read more »

A Leaping Baby (The Visitation)

…when the sound of your greeting came to my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. (Luke 1:44). Mothers know what it is like to have an in utero baby punch, do summersaults and jerk or “leap”.  Some mothers have observed that such movements sometimes appear to be the result of voices, music,… Read more »


Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.  (John 17:17). The seventeenth chapter of John’s Gospel is a unique and lofty locus of Holy Scripture.  It is often called Jesus’ High Priestly Prayer.  In this powerful prayer the Savior petitions the Father both as His eternal Son and as the great high priest interceding… Read more »