Cross Words

Brege’s Cross Words for the 2nd Sunday in Advent

In the Holy Gospel for the second Sunday in Advent Saint Luke informs us that the Baptizer fulfills the prediction of Isaiah 40:3 as he becomes God’s heavenly bulldozer.  It was thus predicted that the Baptizer would bring down the mountains, fill in the valleys, straighten crooked paths and smooth out the rough places.  Certainly… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated December 5, 2018

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 – called… Read more »

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Hanukkah!  Yes, you read that correctly, Happy Hanukkah!  This year the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah falls on December 3rd. But what does that have to do with Christians, or more specifically what does that have to do with Jesus? For over four hundred years—from Malachi to John the Baptist—God had been silent; he sent… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated November 28, 2018

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 – called… Read more »

Reminder for Katie Retreat 2019

This is just a reminder that the deadline for early registration for the 2019 Katie Retreat is December 31. The retreat will be held February 8-10 at The Inn at DePauw, Greencastle, Indiana under the theme of “Sharing god’s Voice in Our Times.”  Keynote speaker is Rebekah Curtis and the Bible study leader is Renee… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated Nov. 21, 2018

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 – called… Read more »

LCEF 4% Loans are Half Invested

To meet future loan demand and help support growing ministry opportunities, LCEF needs to raise an additional $100 million. Which is why they invite you to a special, limited-time investment opportunity: the 40-month 40th anniversary note at 4%. It is a limited time opportunity and the loans are 48 percent invested. If you want to… Read more »

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 »

Want to Share a Bus to Travel to the National Youth Gathering?

Churches sending youth to the National Youth Gathering in July 2019 interested in joining other churches in renting a bus – please contact DCE Sarah Shadday at Concordia.Rice@gmail.com by November 30th with their church’s name/city, leader’s name, and how many people would need to go on the bus. Sarah Shadday & Cheryl LaBelle are the… Read more »

Prayer List for November 2018

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 November here. We also share the churches that we are praying for every week on Facebook. You can like… Read more »