Thanksgiving to Advent!

It’s always a quick jump from Thanksgiving to Advent! We are here in Advent, a season of preparation and repentance! People prepare in a variety of ways and most congregations have a midweek service during this season. You will find some sort of Advent Wreath in our churches and our homes. The time of repentance… Read more »

Delay of New Overtime Rule

By now, you may have heard on the national news that on 11/22/16, a federal judge issued an injunction that blocks the implementation of the new overtime rule that was to be effective 12/1/16. At this time, we don’t know when and if the rule will go into effect. The courts will have to determine… Read more »

Give Thanks

O give thanks unto the Lord for His mercy endures forever!  

28 Members on the IN-CIRT Team

Sixteen lay leaders and eleven pastors earned national certification for Critical Incidence Stress Management (CISM) after two full days with Trainer Dennis Potter on November 14-15 at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Indianapolis. These 28 members of the Indiana District are not only certified, but also have committed to serving on Indiana District’s Critical Incidence… Read more »

Student Appreciation Sunday at Grace Lutheran

On Sunday November 20, 2016, Rev. Robinson was privileged to bring the Word of God to the members and students attending Grace Lutheran Church in Muncie, Indiana. This Sunday was Student Appreciation Sunday. The students during the Sunday school hour presented a slide show expressing their thanks for the ongoing campus ministry at Grace Lutheran… Read more »

Selfish vs Selfless

What’s the first thing that comes to your mind when you hear “November?” Perhaps you think of Thanksgiving, no work, no school, a month until Christmas, or Black Friday. Of course, when I was growing up, we didn’t have a name for the day after Thanksgiving. Now everyone knows it as Black Friday, when merchants… Read more »

Challenges in Rural Ministry

In my 25 years of ministry, I have had the privilege of serving the church in a rural and small-town setting, from towns with populations of 175 to communities of 18,000. Rural ministry has been a joy and sometimes a challenge. However, it has always been a blessing as God works in the lives of… Read more »

King of Kings

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble….The LORD Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress.” This is a great Sunday! On the last Sunday of the Church year we rejoice in Jesus who is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords!  As we think about the… Read more »

Transferring the Blessings

Each year we plan on giving gifts at Christmas.  We get asked for the work place gift.  We shop for the perfect gift for our loved ones.  We spend a lot of time and money in December on gifts that are out of proportion to the rest of the year.  We do all of this… Read more »

Paying It Forward to Outreach Kentucky

Faith Lutheran Church in DeMotte, Indiana, likes to practice what they preach. So when the congregation received a grant from LCMS to help them purchase land, they knew they were going to tithe back to the district out of thankfulness for God’s blessing—and they earmarked the funds for Outreach Kentucky. “It’s pretty customary for our… Read more »