You Love Me

If you love me, you will keep my commandments. (John 14:15). Lutherans rightly get upset when people say that Christianity consists of a new set of rules to obey.  In line with Scripture we Lutherans magnify the gospel. The gospel in its narrow sense is not at all about laws, rules and regulations. The gospel… Read more »

In My Name

If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. (John 14:14). Some contend that Jesus is indicating that our prayers must include the phrase, “In Jesus Name” (or, “In Your Name”).  It is then believed that this becomes a formula by which we can ask for anything, and because of Jesus’ promise… Read more »

Grants Help Church Workers Impacted by Pandemic

A Lutheran school teacher who was unexpectedly furloughed. A school secretary struggling to afford groceries now that the office is closed. A pastor who can’t quite make the mortgage payment this month. These are a few examples of the ordained, commissioned and lay church workers who could receive a special Soldiers of the Cross grant… Read more »

Early Childhood Conference Postponed to 2021

Early Childhood Administrators: Due to concerns about COVID19 we will be postponing the 2020 ECE conference until 2021. We are, however, inviting ECE Directors to join us for the Summer Leadership Conference with the Principals in Cincinnati or Online July 16th and 17th. More information forthcoming.

CARES Act update from the Indiana District (April 30, 2020)

Download: CARES Act 2020 District Second Finance Response – 4-30-2020   Greetings in Christ! While the past few weeks have been trying, we hope and pray the churches in the Indiana District continue to faithfully preach the Word in its truth and purity and administer the Sacraments rightly, when and where they are able. It… Read more »

Y4Life High School Leadership Retreat at Camp Lakeview

Preparation. That was the theme of the weekend. And that’s exactly what students from Lutheran High School in Indianapolis, Indiana; Trinity Lutheran High School in Seymour, Indiana; and Lutheran North in St. Louis, Missouri, came to do: Propose. Plan. Prepare. Twenty participants arrived at Camp Lakeview in Seymour, Indiana, on Friday, March 6. Some were… Read more »

2020 Placements into the Indiana District

Indiana District Calls 2020 Spring Placement Zion, Decatur                                      Associate Pastor          Zachary Oedewaldt (FW) Promise, Fort Wayne                          Associate Pastor          Scott Hedtke (FW) St. James, Reynolds                            Pastor                          Andrew Keller (FW) St. Peter, Warsaw                                Pastor                          Gino Marchetti II (FW) Vicarage Assignments Zion, Columbia City…………………………………………Tymothy Benzinger (FW) St. Peter’s, Columbus ………………………………………  Ezra Grabau (SL) Lutheran Life Villages, Fort Wayne…………………………Christopher… Read more »

Church Security and Intruder Awareness Training Rescheduled for August

Due to the corona virus, the Church Security workshop led by Strategos International, originally scheduled for May 1-2 at Trinity Lutheran Darmstadt in Evansville, has been rescheduled for August 7-8. Many churches have taken comfort in the thought that “it could never happen here.” But headlines and a steadily-growing body of statistical evidence demonstrate that… Read more »

Save the Siberian Seminary Campaign Sets Fundraising Goal

The Save the Seminary Campaign, a ministry of the Siberian Lutheran Mission Society (SLMS), has set a fundraising goal of $7 million by 2023. The seminary in Novosibirsk, Siberia, is moving toward financial self-sufficiency as it continues to educate, serve, and minister to the people of Eurasia. The SLMS is working wholeheartedly toward the goal… Read more »

Jesus Fulfilled Moses

And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself (Luke 24:27). Jesus presented the basic rule for studying the OT as He explained to the Jewish theologians, You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is… Read more »