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Caring for the Called Makes Positive Impact on Ministry Workers’ Health

Caring for the Called has promoted the health and well-being of Northeast Indiana church workers since 2014, so they could better serve their congregations, schools, and ministries. Supported by The Lutheran Foundation for nearly 6 years, the project came to a close on March 31. Rev. Richard Koehneke began serving part-time as a ministerial health… Read more »

COVID 19 Links

The links below are provided as a tool for churches and schools in their quest for information during the COVID 19 situation. Links on this page will relate to the LC-MS, the Indiana District, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) as well as… Read more »

Mary Magdalene’s Angelic Message

Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.  John 20:18 When an angel speaks to people they had better sit up and take notice.  The Greek word for angel basically means messenger, and when God’s angel speaks, that angel is giving God’s… Read more »

Northern Pastors Conference – Cancelled

The Northern Pastors Conference Committee has determined that, with the current COVID-19 pandemic and to follow the advice of our Governor Holcomb, the Northern Pastors Conference be cancelled.  Refunds will be vouchered soon to those who have registered and paid, and if you made reservations, please remember to call the hotel (574-457-7100) to cancel those.

Save the Date – Early Childhood Conference

Indiana District Early Childhood Conference I Love to Tell the Story! Saturday, August 29th 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Holy Cross Lutheran School, Indy Keynote Speaker:  Denise Fleming (author of: “In the Tall, Tall Grass,” “In the Small, Small Pond” and “Alphabet Under Construction”) Some of the Workshops:  Autism Project Approach Flexible Scheduling A Moving… Read more »

CARES Act letter from the Indiana District

The Indiana District has issued a letter concerning the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act.). Click here to download the letter. “Congress passed and the President signed into law the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) with the purpose of providing small businesses needed funds to survive the current… Read more »

Holy Things

Though I have much to write to you, I would rather not use paper and ink. Instead I hope to come to you and talk face to face, so that our joy may be complete.  1 John 12 We have again embarked on another Holy Week, a week not commanded to be celebrated but nonetheless,… Read more »

Joyful Response – Online Giving Platform

Get Your Organization Set Up for Online Giving Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) offers an electronic giving platform called Joyful Response for accepting online gifts through your website, a mobile phone app, ACH or text-giving. This platform is available for LCMS congregations, schools and registered service organizations (RSOs).  If you are not currently set up… Read more »

LCEF Loan Remedies

As your ministry partner, Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) understands the concerns you are experiencing as we navigate through these unprecedented times. LCEF has employed numerous financial tools to help our borrowers, including several specifically put in place by our COVID-19 Response Team. Assistance is available to eligible Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations, organizations and rostered… Read more »

St. Peter’s in Indianapolis Endures by the Lord’s Word

Pastor Seth Mierow was called to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in 2008. The congregation was struggling and the surrounding neighborhood was in decline. Abandoned houses dotted the streets. Homelessness and crime were a problem. The congregation, which was over a hundred years old, had an aging population that had since moved away from the neighborhood…. Read more »