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Applying for PPP Loan Forgiveness Q&A Webinar

One of the resources available during the pandemic has been the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Designed to help organizations keep their workforce employed during COVID-19, these loans have a unique feature: after a short loan term, some or all of the loan amount can be forgiven. Many... Read more »

Save the Date – Katie Retreat 2021

Under the theme of “Ladies-in-waiting: Growing Patience, Hope and Trust” Sharla Fritz will lead the retreat for the pastors’ wives February 12-14, 2021 at the Inn at DePauw, Greencastle, Indiana.  More information will be coming soon on the particulars for this annual retreat.   More information about the Katie Retreats purpose and why it is important… Read more »

Jesus, Our Sabbath

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28) As we labor under the unbearable weights of temptation, sin, guilt, various miseries and death, we hear Jesus’ merciful invitation to come to Him and realize rest in Him. Rest in God is a continuous, hallowed theme… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated July 1, 2020

CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith –  called Rev. Brett Satkowiak – installation 8/9/20 DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – called Rev. Christopher Beck – declined FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – FORT WAYNE, Peace – Pastor Spira retiring INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity – KOKOMO, Good Shepherd – KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – LaPORTE,… Read more »

Concordia Ann Arbor Invites You to Attend Trinity Time Webinar

Concordia Ann Arbor invites you to attend the Trinity Time Webinar, a Q&A discussion panel to explore church work vocations on Monday, July 13, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. ET. Registrants will be able to ask questions of faculty and professionals in pastoral ministry, church music, family life ministry, Lutheran education, and deaconess ministry to… Read more »

Taking Up the Cross

And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. (Matthew 10:38) When Jesus says that we must take up our cross and follow him, he is for the first time identifying how he will die. He here predicts He must be crucified, for as was often the way of… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated June 24, 2020

CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry) – DeMOTTE, Faith –  called Rev. Brett Satkowiak – installation 8/9/20 DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – called Rev. Christopher Beck FORT WAYNE, Bethlehem – FORT WAYNE, Peace – Pastor Spira retiring INDIANAPOLIS, Holy Cross – INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity – KOKOMO, Good Shepherd – KOKOMO, Our Redeemer – LaPORTE, St. John… Read more »

Outreach Kentucky Update: Great News!

Outreach Kentucky is an effort of the Indiana District to plant a new town and gown ministry in Richmond, Ky. Richmond is the home of Eastern Kentucky University, which has a total enrollment of 15,816 students in 2020. Richmond is located in Madison County and has a population of 35,894 residents (Madison County has a… Read more »

Hated for the Name of Jesus?!

…and you will be hated by all for my name’s sake. But the one who endures to the end will be saved.  (Matthew 10:22) Perhaps for too long Christians in the USA have not been hated, at least not apparently.  Generally speaking, followers of Jesus in our country have not been hated like they have… Read more »

Teen Seminars on Creation

Chris Gieschen, former teacher at Concordia Lutheran High School, Fort Wayne, and author of “Don’t Let Evolution Make a Monkey Out of You” is available for seminars and conversations with the teens of the Indiana District.  If you are interested  in a presentation to your Youth Group you can reach Chris at creationyes2019@gmail.com or by… Read more »