Cross Words

The Temple, Destroyed and Raised

“Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”  (John 2:19)                                                                         Of the four evangelists only John records the prediction of Jesus: Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up. To the Jews who heard this prediction, it must have seemed quite strange, impossible and even frightening;… Read more »

Calls and Vacancies – Updated Mar. 3, 2021

CONGREGATIONS/RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL: BREMEN, St. Paul’s – called Rev. Jonathan Conner – declined COLUMBUS, St. Peter’s – Rev. Mark Teike retiring CROSS PLAINS, St. Paul (Dewberry)/DILLSBORO, St. John (Farmers Retreat) – dual parish requesting Candidate FORT WAYNE, St. Michael GEORGETOWN, Shepherd of the Hills INDIANAPOLIS, Trinity – called Rev. Casey Kegley… Read more »

LWML Convention – Bit Feb. 24

39th Biennial LWML Convention June 24-27 in Lexington The Power of Mites! Several mission grant recipients will speak about what these “mites” have accomplished in their mission field. Sharing their stories will be Rev. John Carrier, Camp Restore Detroit, Deaconess Kimberly Trombley, Bethesda Lutheran Communities, and Ruth Richert Martin, MOST Ministries, and others. Hearing from… Read more »

Southern Pastors’ Conference – May 3-5, 2021

Information and registration is now available for the Spring Southern Pastors’ Conference. You can go to the banner on the Indiana District website and click on the link there. I have also included the information below. Please note that online registration is also available.

Our Triune God

“…the Spirit [was] descending on him like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son with you I am well pleased.” (Mark 1:10,11)                                                                         The doctrine of the Holy Trinity should be regularly expounded—or at least pointed out.  Consider three reasons for this. First, the doctrine of the Holy Trinity… Read more »

Vicarage Applications/Calls for Candidates from the Seminaries

The deadline for applications for Vicarage Agreements to be in the President’s Office is March 1. The location and instructions for the Vicarage Application have changed. If your congregation plans to apply for a Vicar please email Lisa Slack at or call the District Office at 260-423-1511 to request the instructions. Likewise, Call Documents… Read more »

LWML Convention – Bit – Feb. 17

“Running the Race … Looking to Jesus” is the theme for the LWML Convention in Lexington and hosted by the LWML Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio Districts. The convention logo incorporates the shape of the last letter of the Greek alphabet, Omega, and refers to the passage from Scripture, “I am the Alpha and the Omega,… Read more »

The Man Jesus, Always God

“And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.” (Mark 9:9)                                                                         When Jesus made His way to the cross and when He suffered horribly on that cross, appearing to be nothing more than a… Read more »

39th Biennial LWML Convention – Lexington, KY

The LWML 39th Biennial Convention hosted by the LWML Districts of Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio will be in Lexington, Kentucky, June 24-27, 2021. There will be servant events, missions grants selected, guest speakers, workshops, meet and greets, prayers, singing, worship, and wonderful opportunities to grow our faith in God. Men and women from our Indiana… Read more »

Lutherans for Life Essay Contest

The Lutherans For Life Essay Contest for 2021 is moving forward.  You will find the information to be  part of the contest on the attached Word Document.  If you have any questions, please e-mail  Deaconess Karen Blank –  All students in the two age groups are encouraged to participate. Their essay needs the signature… Read more »