Cross Words

Love Your Enemies

This is the command of the Lord Jesus:  “Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27).  Pretty ridiculous, eh?  Indeed, how can anyone do this; how can people love someone who has persecuted, insulted, harmed or hated them?   Jesus is not saying that we should agree with our enemy, nor is… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated February 20, 2019

Vacancy Information This is the latest information available regarding calls and vacancies within the Indiana District congregations.  Please do remember that this information is for your prayers.  Please do NOT contact these congregations about getting a call or offering to be called. CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul – DANVILLE,… Read more »

Congregation Statistics Information

Login information was mailed this past week from Synod to enter congregation statistics into a new database called the LCMS Information Support Network (LISN) for Congregations. You will now be able to enter your statistics directly into this database which is designed to provide better service and greater access. If you have not received your letter by… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated February 13, 2019

Vacancy Information This is the latest information available regarding calls and vacancies within the Indiana District congregations.  Please do remember that this information is for your prayers.  Please do NOT contact these congregations about getting a call or offering to be called. CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul – DANVILLE,… Read more »

LWML Scholarships for College Students

Applications are now available for $500 scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year awarded through the LWML Indiana District Scholarship Fund.  A limited number of scholarships are given to students preparing for full-time church work in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.  Students must demonstrate a need for financial assistance, have a good scholastic aptitude and be enrolled… Read more »

Caught by the Net

In this week’s Gospel Jesus says to Peter, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching men.” Spoken in the context of a great and miraculous draught of fish, this will become the work of Christ’s Church—catching men. Imagine you are a fish, and suddenly you are caught in a net.  A… Read more »

Prayer List for February 2019

The staff of the Indiana District regularly gathers to pray for churches and schools around the District – our brothers and sisters in Christ. If you would like to pray with us, download the prayer list for February here. We also share the churches that we are praying for every week on Facebook. You can like… Read more »

Free Safety Resources and Information Library

Effective January 1st, 2019, Church Mutual is no longer sending “Tidbit” articles on specific topics. Instead, we invite you and your member churches, schools, and camps to view and utilize the wide array of safety resources and information available on our website – free of charge! These include: • Risk Reporter Publications – A risk-focused… Read more »

New Gift Planning Counselor for the Indiana District

Mr. Andy Behrmann has been named Gift Planning Counselor at The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) Foundation effective January 3, 2019. Behrmann will serve the donors and ministry organizations of the Indiana District and replaces former Gift Planning Counselor Rev. Phil Krupski, who currently leads the Gift Planning team. Berhmann comes to the LCMS Foundation from… Read more »

Rightly Revealing Christ’s Identity

Two spirits realized the identity of Jesus:  The spirit who is now working in the sons of disobedience (aka Satan; Ephesians 2:1); and the Holy Spirit, the Spirit with whom the Son of God is united with the Father, the Spirit who enables people to call Jesus “Lord”, the Spirit of truth who accomplishes this… Read more »