She Would Not Let Go

I was sent only to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. (Matthew 15:24) The patriarch Jacob wrestled with a mysterious man, and the wrestling match occurred because Jacob wanted this man’s blessing (Ge 32:22ff).  This man, as implied in the account and as explained by the prophet Hosea (12:3-4), is indeed God.   Jacob… Read more »

Education Calls and Vacancies – 8-10-2020

Accepted St. Paul, Fort Wayne Kristin Hoem – (Coming from SID) Central, New Haven Amanda Vaudt – ECE Administrator/Teacher (Coming from Minnesota South) Amanda Sorg – Interim Administrator Trinity, Indianapolis Kathleen Brandt (Installation 8-16-2020) St. John, Indianapolis Jamie McCormick – Teacher 3rd grade Trinity, Elkhart Paul Rosin – Principal (8-16-2020) Jodee Price – Teacher (8-16-2020)… Read more »

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Lutheran Church Extension Fund continues to help strengthen our churches – in Indiana and throughout the Synod. Click on the banner below to learn more. 

He Prayed Alone

“And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone.” (Matthew 14:23) Echoing the Old Testament, the New Testament sets forth the principle that the Word of God and prayer are central (Acts 6:6; 1 Ti 4:5).  God’s Word is His… Read more »

Early Childhood Conversations – Live Session August 6th

Early childhood staff, please join on Thursday August 6th at 12:00 p.m. ET (11:00 a.m. CT) for another Early Childhood Conversation.   We will be discussing “Back to School” and “Socializing at a Distance” as well as other topics of your choice.  This is an excellent opportunity to network with colleagues.  Teresa Millwood, director at Cornerstone… Read more »

You Give Them Something to Eat

“They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” (Matthew 14:16) In the account of the miraculous feeding of the 5,000, Jesus invites His apostles to feed a crowd which likely exceeded 15,000 people!  How could the Apostles obtain sufficient food for this mandate?  Interestingly the Apostles would be the ones to distribute… Read more »

2020 Pastor Anniversaries

Please review the attached list of anniversaries that will be recognized at the 2020 Fall Pastors Conference.  If there are corrections or additions please let Jan Koenig know so we can be properly prepared for the Conference.Pastor Anniversaries

Ministry on the Move: How Ministries are Pivoting During COVID-19

Ministries and non-profits in the Indiana District are developing creative strategies to continue serving others during the current COVID crisis. Here are three ministry organizations who altered their programs in order to meet ongoing needs in the midst of the pandemic. Digital VBS at Immanuel At Immanuel Lutheran Church in Seymour, a digital vacation bible… Read more »