Christ’s Departure (“Exodus”)

Of the three accounts relating Christ’s transfiguration only Luke informs us of the topic discussed between Jesus, Moses and Elijah:  “And behold, two men were talking with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem.” (Luke 9:30).  They spoke of Christ’s “departure”…. Read more »

Prayer List for March 2019

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 March here. We also share the churches that we are praying for every week on Facebook. You can like… Read more »

Active Shooter Response Training for Schools & Congregations June 6-7, 2019

Indiana District LCMS Schools, Churches, and Individuals, The Federal Government and the Department of Education have significantly changed the recommended guidelines for organizations and schools regarding how to prepare, train, and respond to an active shooter situation. Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School invites you to join us as we will be hosting Active Shooter Response Certification… Read more »

University Lutheran’s Newly Remodeled Building Serves Purdue Community

On any given morning, you might find Reverend Justin Herman sipping coffee while reading the Bible or talking with students at the coffee shop inside University Lutheran’s newly remodeled building. Since ULu completed their remodeling project, the building now houses a new fellowship hall, coffee shop, and office space. The coffee shop is run by… Read more »

Love Your Enemies

This is the command of the Lord Jesus:  “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27).  Pretty ridiculous, eh?  Indeed, how can anyone do this; how can people love someone who has persecuted, insulted, harmed or hated them?   Jesus is not saying that we should agree with our enemy, nor is… Read more »

Man Up! The Quest for Masculinity

Lakeview Villages in Seymour, Indiana, will host a Men's Gathering on April 5-7, 2019. "Man Up! The Quest for Masculinity" is designed to "cut through all the noise of the world's ideas of masculinity and goes back to what our Creator says about being a man in His creation." The main speaker is Rev. Jeffery... Read more »

NINE Works to Build Partnerships with Churches and Neighborhoods

NINE (Northeast Indiana Neighborhood Engagement) is a new organization whose goal is to impact neighborhoods with community development, grassroots leadership, and the engagement of churches through Christ’s love. Their mission is to bring transformational life change to individuals living in underserved neighborhoods in northeast Indiana. By bringing together churches and community leaders for strategic ministry… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky: Almost Halfway to Goal

The Indiana District is continuing to pursue their goal of raising $150,000 for Outreach Kentucky, a new mission initiative serving the Richmond, Kentucky area. So far, $70,220 has been raised toward the goal. Once $150,000 is reached, the District can apply for an additional $100,000 through the New Ministry Initiative Matching Grant. The total amount… Read more »

LWML Scholarships for College Students

Applications are now available for $500 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year awarded through the LWML Indiana District Scholarship Fund.  A limited number of scholarships are given to students preparing for full-time church work in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance, have a good scholastic aptitude and be enrolled… Read more »

Caught by the Net

In this week’s Gospel Jesus says to Peter, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” Spoken in the context of a great and miraculous draught of fish, this will become the work of Christ’s Church—catching men. Imagine you are a fish, and suddenly you are caught in a net.  A… Read more »