Independence Day Weekend!

The Fourth of July falls on Monday this year!  Hopefully that means you and your family may have a little longer weekend to enjoy!   Is this your vacation week?  If it is, you may take a little trip – visit some family or just enjoy “Americana” in your neighborhood or town!  We will always have… Read more »

New Overtime Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor recently released its update on the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. You have most likely heard something about this and the questions related to it. Based on the information received, our understanding is as follows: The new rules will be effective December 1, 2016. The update increases the standard… Read more »

Registration Open for Evangelism Conference

“Confessing Christ in a Contrary Culture” is the theme of the evangelism conference to be held at Our Shepherd Lutheran Church in Avon on Friday, September 9 and Saturday, September 10. Rev. Dr. Rast, President from Concordia Seminary, will be the keynote speaker. Rev. Hesham Shehab from Chicago will be one of the plenary speakers… Read more »

How’s Your Summer Going?

For most of us it seems to go quickly!  My prayer is that you find some quiet time, prayer time and family time as the summer moves along!  With the Psalmist we say, “I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds”. Psa_77:12  I have had a “Fitbit” since Christmas and I… Read more »

The Challenging Legal Landscape for LCMS Schools

Last week LCMS School Ministry posted an event on KFUO related to legal issues facing our Lutheran schools.  The interview, “The Challenging Legal Landscape for LCMS Schools”, touched on many different discussions and their implications for Lutheran education.  While some of you tuned in for the event itself, there were many more who were unable to… Read more »


Being a husband, father and grandfather is preceded by being a son.  Dad’s always hope that their parenting  leaves at least a little something to be emulated by the next generation!  Christian fathers are committed to this kind of parenting as they mark children as a gracious gift from God! “Grandchildren are the crown of… Read more »


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 »