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Indiana District Gives Thanks Following Convention

The churches of the Indiana District give thanks for a successful District Convention this past week and look forward to the new triennium.  Around 400 people were in attendance at the Grand Wayne Center in Fort Wayne for the Indiana District's 23rd District...

Ordained Calls and Vacancies – Updated June 22, 2022

CONGREGATIONS / RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL (SENIOR or SOLE): Note: Changes from last week's list are marked in colored font. BREMEN, St. Paul's (Senior) BROWNSTOWN, St. Peter's CRAWFORDSVILLE, Holy Cross CROWN POINT, Trinity (Senior) - called Rev. Hal...

Ordained Calls and Vacancies – Updated June 8, 2022

CONGREGATIONS / RSOs CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL (SENIOR or SOLE): Note: Changes from last week's list are now marked in colored font. BREMEN, St. Paul's (Senior) BROWNSTOWN, St. Peter's CRAWFORDSVILLE, Holy Cross CROWN POINT, Trinity (Senior) - called Rev. Hal...

5 Concordia Fort Wayne Students Honored with New CPH Awards

As classes drew to a close at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne (CTSFW), students and faculty attended the campus’s Annual Awards Convocation. During the convocation, students were honored with awards in a variety of categories. This is the first year...

Today’s Pastors

Be on guard for yourselves and for all the flock, among which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to shepherd the church of God which He purchased with His own blood.   - Acts 20:28, NAS   The Apostle Paul gathered together the “elders” from around Ephesus,...

Indiana District – 2022 Spring Placements

Both the St. Louis and Fort Wayne Seminaries held their placement services the week of April 24.  The Indiana District is blessed to be expecting a number of new pastors, vicars, and a deaconess intern.  We pray that God would work mightily through these men and women...

Lutheran Child and Family Services looking for Spiritual Life Leader

Lutheran Child and Family Services is still searching for a Spiritual Life Leader! The Spiritual Life Leader is a full-time position at this LCMS RSO and will have the minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited academic program, experience, and skills in...

A Charcoal Fire

When they got out on land, they saw a charcoal fire in place, with fish laid out on it ... (John 21:9)   Jesus fixed campfire food which He cooked over a charcoal fire. Who really cares whether it was a charcoal fire (apparently made from chunks of anthracite) or...

Drink His Life!

Drink of it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant ... (Matthew 26:27,28)   When Jesus instituted His Holy Supper, Matthew tells us that He said of the cup of wine, "Drink from it, all of you; for this is my blood..." Only Matthew’s account retains the...

Dates Set for 68th Regular Convention of the LCMS

Plans are being finalized for the 68th Regular Convention of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, which is set for July 29 - August 3, 2023, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. We’re pleased to announce that the convention theme will be “We Preach Christ Crucified,” based on 1...