District Sets Goal to Start Ten New Congregations

There was a time when most people considered themselves Christians. But now statistics are showing a startling trend: many people claim no religious affiliation at all. In Fort Wayne alone, 48% of people report they have no connection with any religious faith. In response, the Indiana District set a goal to start ten new congregations… Read more »

Reverend Alan Rork Retires

Reverend Alan Rork, who served as a missionary at large to the deaf for the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, retired on September 30 from his role as missionary to the LCMS deaf communities. He worked as a missionary at large for ten years, serving as pastor to Peace Deaf Lutheran Church… Read more »

Brege’s Cross Words – Hebrews 9:24-28

Our Epistle for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Hebrews 9:24-28) is of tremendous importance in that it demonstrates Christ’s work to be the fulfillment of what was done in Old Testament worship.  This worship, linked to the priestly work in the Tabernacle, pointed to Christ, His cross and His empty tomb. A key statement is… Read more »

District Responds to Hurricane Devastation in the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence may be a distant memory for those who don’t live in the Carolinas, but the remnants of its impact still exist. Heaps of debris litter yards, including old carpets, ruined furniture and downed trees. According to Pastor Jim Daub, from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havelock, North Carolina, “The trees are a big… Read more »

Indiana District 2018 Teacher of the Year – Tracie Douglas

Tracie Douglas was named the Teacher of the Year following the Lutheran Worship Service held on October 29 at the INPEC Teachers Conference in Indianapolis.  Tracie is the Prekindergarten teacher & Early Childhood Lead Teacher at Our Shepherd Lutheran School, Avon IN. Tracie is a continual learner.  She proactively seeks out professional development opportunities and… Read more »

Supporting the Lutheran Seminary in Siberia

Rev. Dr. Alan Ludwig, an LCMS missionary, has just retired from full-time service at The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Novosibirsk (Siberia). He shares the following letter along with the need to raise funds for the Lutheran Seminary in Russia.  Dear Christian friends, I plan to be involved with the ongoing financial support of the seminary. For… Read more »

More CPS Resources for 2019 Open Enrollment

2019 is different in many ways from past open enrollments. Workers will go online on the member portal to make elections (they will need to set up their own account and register) and they can elect financial options as well as health care. From our Concordia Plan Services representative, Maureen Schneider, here are some things… Read more »

Jail Ministry within the Indiana District

Did you know the Indiana District has an active and ongoing jail ministry in Whitley County? Hear Deaconess Carole Terkula (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Columbia City), Rev. David Mommens (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Columbia City) and Rev. Philip Rittner II (Zion Lutheran Church, Columbia City) speak in their own words about the jail ministry they… Read more »


The end of this month our LC-MS congregations will be commemorating and celebrating the Reformation.  Why?  A simple explanation would be that the Reformers understood the salvific meaning of freedom. In the Holy Gospel assigned for Reformation Day Jesus declares, “…everyone who practices sin is a slave to sin…if the Son sets you free, you… Read more »

Hispanic Ministry Video for the New Mission in Indy

Pastor Sam Ruiz is leading a new mission to the Latinos in the Indianapolis area. They have been worshipping on the West side and now are beginning to worship on the East side as well. Learn more about this exciting ministry of Iglesia Luterana La Trinidad in this short video clip. To learn more about… Read more »