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LCMS Resources in this COVID-19 Crisis

Synod has shared a few resources in this COVID-19 crisis that may be valuable right now. Synod COVID-19 page: https://www.lcms.org/how-we-serve/mercy/health-ministry/pandemic Stewardship Messaging: https://blogs.lcms.org/2020/giving-offerings-to-my-congregation-in-difficult-times/ Some other great resources to share right now: COVID-19 & Church Finances Webinar (Thursday, March 26, 1pm ET): https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_N1LlQC0bQW6Im6g3xv-PuA Online Church for Beginners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ve8ntVByzoU Fast and Cheap Ways to Livestream Your Church… Read more »

DISTRICT OFFICE WORKS REMOTELY

The Indiana District office staff will, for the most part, be working from home following Governor Holcomb’s executive order for sheltering-in-place.  Thanks to modern technology most can continue to work from home keeping up with emails and voice messages.  Someone will be in the office from time to time to collect mail and do the… Read more »

LCEF Assistance

Please see the attached letter from T. J. Mattick, District Vice President for LCEF regarding assistance amid the COVID-19 Crisis.Message from LCEF Amid COVID-19 Crisis

The Lord is gracious and in control

Dear Friend in Christ, Like you, we’ve watched the rising numbers of those infected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) with concern and pray for a swift and full recovery for those who are ill. We applaud the worldwide efforts to prevent further infections and tragic deaths. There is still much we don’t know about this pandemic…. Read more »

Worship Resources

With the COVID-19 pandemic and the national and state mandates that affect our schools and churches we have gathered some information for alternate online worship services that are available for our congregations.  We have grouped them by region. This is not a complete list – just what has been shared with our office.  Please check… Read more »

Ascension Lutheran Christian School in Gary Reaches Children for Christ

Ascension Lutheran Christian School opened its doors in 2017 with the goal of providing a quality Christian education to the children of Gary. With a new principal at the helm this year, the school is making progress in reaching children for Christ, while providing a solid Lutheran education. “Building a school from scratch is hard… Read more »

The Means of Mud

The Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2020 (John 9:1-41) …he spit on the ground and made mud with the saliva. Then he anointed the man’s eyes with the mud and said to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). So he went and washed and came back seeing. (vv 6,7)…. Read more »

Indiana District Curriculum Initiative Pilots New Consensus Curriculum

A team of 26 educational leaders from Lutheran schools across the district is writing a social studies consensus curriculum for grades 1-8 that integrates faith statements and gives teachers access to rich classroom resources. The core team of six educators chose social studies because it lends itself to faith integration. The team pulled together twenty... Read more »

WORSHIP IN SPIRIT AND TRUTH

The Third Sunday in Lent, March 15, 2020 (John 4:5-26) But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him (v. 23). Interestingly it was to a Samaritan woman that Jesus most clearly identified… Read more »

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church Receives Historical Designation

St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, located at 2235 W. 10th Ave Gary, Indiana has been added to the National Registry of Historic Places. It is the city’s oldest congregation, with baptismal records dating back to 1863. When German settlers organized what would become St. John’s, they first met in a home, before building their first… Read more »