It is a great comfort to know and trust that God is in charge and that even the “gates of hell will not prevail against the church.”!   Yet, the Bride of Christ is challenged and bruised in many ways in this world!  On those days when we feel like we are “under attack” we are… Read more »

The Changing Legal Landscape for LCMS Schools

As the legal landscape continues to change for faith-based institutions, LCMS school officials are wondering how they’ll faithfully navigate the future. Recent legal issues with LCMS and other Christian schools have focused on accepting state and federal dollars and the implications of doing so. Please join us for Faith & Family, June 7 and 8… Read more »


On this day we remember those who have given their lives in defense of our nation.  This often involves the decoration of graves – often with a flag.  In many communities there are still parades on this day and in Indy of course there is the big race.  Some see it as the unofficial beginning… Read more »

Old St. John’s at Emanuel Tipton

Emanuel Lutheran Church in Tipton, Indiana, is home to the old St. John’s built in 1859. This log cabin church was the original house of worship when the Lutheran church began in Tipton. The log cabin church was kept in the hands of members’ family over the years and was reconstructed and renovated in the early… Read more »

Now the Mystery and Majesty of the Trinity!

We often speak the words of the Athanasian Creed this Sunday! This is a powerful and precious part of our confession as the mystery and majesty of the Trinity is presented in a detailed and explicit manner. It’s great! If you use it, you might consider using it in “pieces” so that our worshipers can… Read more »

Pentecost Power!

Does Pentecost fall on Mother’s Day or does Mother’s Day fall on Pentecost? Well Pentecost came first and is a celebration that the Holy Spirit empowers the Church. It is this same Holy Spirit that gives power and direction to our Christian Moms! While Pentecost is a liturgical celebration and Mother’s Day is a national… Read more »

You’re Not Leaving Are You?

While we celebrate the Ascension as a time when Jesus returns to the Father to reign in glory, we know that He also promised to be with us always! The disciples were wondering what was next if Jesus leaves/ascends. We know the answer and it is just 10 days ahead. Ascension is reason for celebration… Read more »

Lutheran Schools Unite to Support Education in Remote Regions of Liberia

Several area Lutheran schools are teaming up to bring education to students in Ebola-stricken Liberia, and you can help. It’s all part of the efforts of Joe Boway, a Lutheran South Unity School (LSUS), Fort Wayne, parent and native-born Liberian who has worked hard to establish Lutheran schools in remote regions of his homeland. Last... Read more »

Living Life Together with All People

Walking into the congregation on Sunday morning, you first notice Kayla’s welcoming smile. Something is different, but that smile keeps you from turning away. As you take the bulletin from her hand, you walk to your seat with a warmth in your heart for this person who is serving the church, using the gifts and… Read more »