The political conventions were really something! It seems the speakers love to use hyperbole to define their greatness and their opponents weaknesses. It’s easy to do. Have we not all exaggerated our strengths and magnified our neighbor’s weaknesses? Putting the best construction on what you hear about others requires a significant level of compassion and… Read more »

“Who’s NEW with You”?

Vacations are winding down, schools are about to open (some have already) and people are moving around and maybe into your town or neighborhood. If you have ever moved you know how good and pleasant it is for people to introduce themselves and once in a while bring you a pie! This may seem a… Read more »

Concordia Plans – Our Promise to One Another

The New Testament Christians viewed all they had as a trust from God. They shared what they had with one another, and those who had more would sell their possessions and give the proceeds to those needing assistance (Acts 2:44-45). A form of that early Christian church principle of caring for each other continues today… Read more »

Orphan Grain Train Update

The Orphan Grain Train in Jonesville is celebrating it’s one year anniversary at its new location. They are always in need of volunteers, and you can read more about their wishes in the latest Orphan Grain Train newsletter here.

Ascension Lutheran School, Gary IN-Aug 2016

Even though we are not able to open Ascension Lutheran School in Gary, Indiana this fall due to very low enrollment, we will continue to be diligent and work towards a potential opening for the fall of the 2017-2018 academic year.  Please take a moment to read the attached letter  from Reverend, Dr. Daniel May and… Read more »

Beginning at the Beginning!

This summer we have had a significant number of installations for pastors and teachers! These are exciting times because they mark the beginning of something real big –  A NEW MINISTRY! The worker is new to the congregation/school and the congregation/school is new to the worker. As the school year starts the teacher is wondering… Read more »


As the summer moves along you may be saying, “It’s been a long hot summer and I am bored!” Or you may be saying, “this summer is flying by – I can’t believe school starts in a few weeks!” Whichever it is for you, I hope you can get a little “hammock time” yet this… Read more »

Indiana District Fall Pastors’ Conference

The Indiana District Fall Pastors’ Conference is scheduled for October 24-26, 2016 to be held at the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport. The conference begins with worship at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church, Avon, at 10:00 a.m.  and will convene at the hotel at 1:30 p.m.   Our speakers this year are Dr. Jeffrey Gibbs, Dr. Charles Arand… Read more »

University Lutheran West Lafayette

Here is a letter from the Indiana District Board of Directors regarding University Lutheran – Purdue.   Click here to read the letter.

The “Big Easy” Welcomes Our Youth!

The “Big Easy” (New Orleans) is always hot but welcoming! The lively youth of the LCMS were not deterred by the heat as they met under the theme, “In Christ Alone”! This last big LCMS event of the summer is always a high point for our young people. The 16-20 of July were days filled… Read more »