Welcome, Rev. Campbell!

Rev. Delwyn Campbell of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Hemet, California, has accepted the call from St. John Lutheran Church in Gary, Indiana, to serve as Strategic Mission Developer for Gary, Indiana. Rev. Campbell comes to us through the Mission Field: USA initiative of the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and is very excited about the call. Over… Read more »

Pearl Harbor Day

This is the day that President Roosevelt said would be a day of “infamy.” It was the day of an unexpected attack on Pearl Harbor. It drew us into World War 2. There are other days of infamy of course and we would quickly think of 9/11 as our modern day of infamy. While man’s… Read more »

Mannerchor Comes to Fort Wayne

Twenty-nine years ago the Male Chorus of St. Lorenz Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth, Michigan combined forces with their counterpart from St. John Lutheran Church, Rochester, Michigan to form a large choir, and they went on to sing one Sunday in January in each other’s churches for 17 years.   Gradually, other congregations joined their ranks.  Today, three… Read more »

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 »