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‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ in Tampa, Florida

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in News | Comments Off on ‘Joy:fully Lutheran’ in Tampa, Florida

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod gathers in convention July 20–25, 2019, in Tampa, Fla., to worship, encourage one another and make decisions that will guide the next three years of our Gospel proclamation around the world. LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison extends a special welcome to everyone, including all delegates, and he looks forward to the work that will be done together. View video on Vimeo >> LCMS National Convention Source: LCMS News

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Church Worker Wellness: Week 8 Devotion – Vocational Wellness

Posted by on May 17, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Church Worker Wellness: Week 8 Devotion – Vocational Wellness

“Building Up the Body: Worker-to-Worker” is a series of church worker wellness devotions. Visit lcms.org/wellness for more resources. By Sue Matzke, pastor’s wife The donkey, the Father, the Son, and the pastor’s wife “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. Give no offense to Jews or to Greeks or to the church of God, just as I try to please everyone in everything I do, not seeking my own advantage, but that of many, that they may be saved.” (1 Cor. 10:31–33) I served as a Lutheran elementary school teacher for a time before marrying my...

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LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Community Development and Mission’

Posted by on May 16, 2019 in News | Comments Off on LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Community Development and Mission’

Hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Nicole Ridley and Fred Kimbrough of LCMS National Housing Support Corporation presented a webinar on “Community Development and Mission.” The co-hosts explored ways to actively engage in community development through asset-based mapping, social enterprise and strategic planning. Those tools can impact inner-city challenges such as affordable housing, education, transportation, access to food, employment and crime. LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission Webinar archives Webinar schedule lcms.org/citymission Source: LCMS...

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Mocking the bully Death

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Mocking the bully Death

by Tim Pauls Fists curled in futility, the little boy stares at the shoes of the bully on the windswept playground. His tormentor has been goading him all week, telling him the beat-down is coming. The kid’s been avoiding him, but his luck has run out. He knows he doesn’t stand a chance, but that doesn’t stop him uttering one last, defiant word to the bully: “I know that you’re bigger than I am … but have you met my big brother? ‘Cause he’s bigger than you are, and he’s coming for you!” I often envision death as a bully. It’s always harassing you at the edge of your consciousness. It’s why...

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Life Together with President Harrison – May 2019

Posted by on May 15, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Life Together with President Harrison – May 2019

View on Vimeo.com | View on YouTube.com There is much to celebrate this month. In a video for the May 2019 Life Together News Digest, President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison encourages us to thank God for 172 years as The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, 60 years of blessings through the Director of Christian Education program, 100 years of deaconesses serving the Synod and 125 years of LCMS international mission work. Not only that, but we also offer our heartfelt, joyous thanks to God for the gift of musicians, teachers, DCEs, pastors, deaconesses and lay leaders. Praise God, from whom all...

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