Cross Words

Grace Doesn’t Seem Right

Now when those hired first came, they thought they would receive more, but each of them also received a denarius.  (Matthew 20:10) We rightly expect to be paid or rewarded for what we do.  Even Scripture says that the laborer is worthy of his wages (1 Tim 5:18). However God’s gracious gifts are in no way a reward… Read more »

Jubilee in the City

You are invited to join with Shepherd of the City, Fort Wayne, in celebrating their 50th anniversary on October 4.   The celebration, themed Jubilee in the City, begins at their 9:30 worship service and continues with a 4:00 hymn fest.  This year also marks the 13th year for the hymn fest.  Kantor Matthew Machemer, Associate… Read more »

Sound / Technology Desks Available

Does your congregation need a better layout for your sanctuary technology equipment? Calvary Indianapolis has two sound / video technology desks that need a new home. While the desks have been modified to hold our sound board and other technology needs, they could also be used for an office desk. The desks can be taken… Read more »

Don’t Forget to RSVP for Fall Pastors Conference!

Please be sure to RSVP for the upcoming Fall Pastors Conference if you haven’t done so already!  Even if your pastor is unable to attend, we ask that you go online and fill out the registration form for the event.  There is a place to mark whether or not you will be able to be… Read more »

Where is the Cross?

Where Is the Cross? Then the master of that servant was moved with compassion, released him, and forgave him the debt.        (Matthew 18:27, NKJ) Everywhere true forgiveness is found, the cross of Christ is behind it. Hundreds of times the Old Testament speaks of God forgiving His people.  After God instituted the sacrificial system… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated September 9, 2020

BREMEN, St. Paul – Pastor Rohde retiring CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – called Rev. Christopher Jackson FORT WAYNE, Peace – called Rev. Kevin Mann – accepted – installation 10/11/20 GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills – INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – called Rev. Daniel Hauser INDIANAPOLIS,… Read more »

Free Webinar on “Navigating the 4 Stresses All Ministry Leaders Face”

The Lutheran Foundation, in Partnership with RemedyLIVE, Presents a Free One Hour Webinar on “Navigating the 4 Stresses All Ministry Leaders Face”. The presentation will be led by Denny Howard on Tuesday, September 29, at 11 am. Serving in ministry can be exhausting in every way under normal circumstances. And now many church workers are… Read more »

The Greatest Are Like Children

Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.  (Matthew 18:3) When the disciples questioned Jesus about greatness in the kingdom of heaven, the Greek wording indicates they were not asking who is the greatest but who is the greater.  When posed this way… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated September 2, 2020

BREMEN, St. Paul – Pastor Rohde retiring CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – called Rev. Christopher Jackson FORT WAYNE, Peace – called Rev. Kevin Mann – accepted – installation 10/11/20 GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills – INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity – called Rev…. Read more »

Reminder – Pastors’ Conference

This is just a reminder that the hotel deadline for the Fall Pastors’ Conference is Sept. 16.  All information is on our website at https://in.lcms.org/fall-pastors-conference-2/. We continue our planning for an in-person conference.  We will adhere to and practice Governor Holcomb’s Executive Orders and CDC guidelines.  On-line registration and a link for the housing is… Read more »