Brege’s Cross Words – Hebrews 10:11-25

When Jesus, or the New Testament writers, separate “body” and “blood” in their discussion of the work of Christ, they are speaking of Him as a sacrifice.  To prepare an Old Testament sacrifice the blood was associated with the life of a creature, and it was taken from the sacrificial flesh and strewn, daubed or… Read more »

Reverend Albers Serving in Dual Role for Ascension Lutheran Christian School

On Reformation Sunday, 2018, Principal Rev. John Albers was installed as the executive director of the Lutheran School Corporation of Indiana and administrator for Ascension Lutheran Christian School. Ascension is a high quality Lutheran school in Gary, Indiana that is community-based and Christ-centered. The school is a collaborative effort between several entities. The Lutheran School… Read more »

District Sets Goal to Start Ten New Congregations

There was a time when most people considered themselves Christians. But now statistics are showing a startling trend: many people claim no religious affiliation at all. In Fort Wayne alone, 48% of people report they have no connection with any religious faith. In response, the Indiana District set a goal to start ten new congregations… Read more »

Reverend Alan Rork Retires

Reverend Alan Rork, who served as a missionary at large to the deaf for the Indiana District of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, retired on September 30 from his role as missionary to the LCMS deaf communities. He worked as a missionary at large for ten years, serving as pastor to Peace Deaf Lutheran Church… Read more »

Brege’s Cross Words – Hebrews 9:24-28

Our Epistle for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost (Hebrews 9:24-28) is of tremendous importance in that it demonstrates Christ’s work to be the fulfillment of what was done in Old Testament worship.  This worship, linked to the priestly work in the Tabernacle, pointed to Christ, His cross and His empty tomb. A key statement is… Read more »

District Responds to Hurricane Devastation in the Carolinas

Hurricane Florence may be a distant memory for those who don’t live in the Carolinas, but the remnants of its impact still exist. Heaps of debris litter yards, including old carpets, ruined furniture and downed trees. According to Pastor Jim Daub, from St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havelock, North Carolina, “The trees are a big… Read more »

Indiana District 2018 Teacher of the Year – Tracie Douglas

Tracie Douglas was named the Teacher of the Year following the Lutheran Worship Service held on October 29 at the INPEC Teachers Conference in Indianapolis.  Tracie is the Prekindergarten teacher & Early Childhood Lead Teacher at Our Shepherd Lutheran School, Avon IN. Tracie is a continual learner.  She proactively seeks out professional development opportunities and… Read more »

Supporting the Lutheran Seminary in Siberia

Rev. Dr. Alan Ludwig, an LCMS missionary, has just retired from full-time service at The Lutheran Theological Seminary in Novosibirsk (Siberia). He shares the following letter along with the need to raise funds for the Lutheran Seminary in Russia.  Dear Christian friends, I plan to be involved with the ongoing financial support of the seminary. For… Read more »

More CPS Resources for 2019 Open Enrollment

2019 is different in many ways from past open enrollments. Workers will go online on the member portal to make elections (they will need to set up their own account and register) and they can elect financial options as well as health care. From our Concordia Plan Services representative, Maureen Schneider, here are some things… Read more »

Jail Ministry within the Indiana District

Did you know the Indiana District has an active and ongoing jail ministry in Whitley County? Hear Deaconess Carole Terkula (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Columbia City), Rev. David Mommens (St. John’s Lutheran Church, Columbia City) and Rev. Philip Rittner II (Zion Lutheran Church, Columbia City) speak in their own words about the jail ministry they… Read more »