Hated for His Name (Luke 21:5-28)

A person’s name is not simply a vocable, but it is linked to especially two things.  It is linked to everything about that person’s identity and it is linked to what that person does (or did).   Simply put, your name is linked to who you are and to what you do. The literal meaning of… Read more »

Grade 3 Teachers: RSVP soon for November 15th!

connect.share.grow The Indiana District is hosting CURRICULUM CONVERSATIONS again this year and YOU’RE INVITED!! What IS a Curriculum Conversation? Imagine a day to CONNECT with others who do exactly what you do!  A day to SHARE student-centered instructional practices and strategies!  A day driven by what YOU want to learn more about! A day full… Read more »

Heretical Resurrection Beliefs (Luke 20:27-40)

At least three heretical beliefs about resurrection are associated with this Sunday’s Gospel. Verse 27 explains, “There came to him some Sadducees, those who deny that there is a resurrection.” This is the first of such wrong-headed beliefs associated with this reading: That there is no resurrection.  Truly, as attested by both the Old and… Read more »


GRADE 4 CURRICULUM CONVERSATION (9.20.19) The 2019-2020 Indiana District Curriculum Conversation series has begun! Grade 4 teachers met on September 20 at Holy Cross Lutheran School, Indianapolis. Hot topics included project based learning, growth mindset, and instructional differentiation. It was a great day of connecting and learning! We feel: From L to R: Tim Moses… Read more »

Grants for New Church Workers

The Indiana District awards grants to new church workers who were members of an Indiana District congregation prior to starting college.  We do this instead of college scholarships.   They may apply for this grant for a total of 3 years.  If you or someone you know graduated from a Concordia University or Seminary and are… Read more »

Man’s “Goodness” vs. God’s Goodness (Luke 18:1-8)

Though Scripture acknowledges that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God, and that there is no one who does good, not even one, and that without faith it is impossible to please God, yet as the Lord Jesus speaks of prayer He verifies that among fallen mankind a kind of “goodness”… Read more »

Hinting at His Deity (Luke 17:11-19)

Of course every time Jesus performed an out-of-this-world miracle—like calming the stormy sea or speaking the dead to life—such miracles hinted at his deity.  Similarly every time Jesus was named the Son of God, or when He declared Himself to be the Son of the Father, these hinted at His deity (The Jews understood this… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated October 9, 2019

CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL AURORA, St. John – called Rev. Ronald Stephens – accepted – installation 10/19 CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – served by Rev. Benjamin Lorenz DeMOTTE, Faith – served by Rev. Karl Frincke DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) ELLETTSVILLE, Trinity – served by Rev. Alan Scott EVANSVILLE, Trinity –… Read more »

Clean Water ‘4KenyasKids’

Earlier this year, a short-term mission team from Indiana — including TJ Mattick, LCEF district vice-president, and Rev. Daniel Lepley, senior pastor of Our Shepherd Lutheran Church and School, Avon — partnered with Fountains of Hope to install two water purification systems at Point of Grace Academy, a Lutheran school in Ogal Beach, Kisumu, Kenya…. Read more »