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‘RSO News Update’ – Third Quarter 2018

Posted by on Jul 18, 2018 in News | Comments Off on ‘RSO News Update’ – Third Quarter 2018

RSO News Update: Third Quarter 2018 — This issue of the quarterly newsletter of LCMS Recognized Service Organizations features Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Ministries (PALM) in Pennsylvania. In addition, the newsletter includes information about Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST) Ministries, an organization that specializes in sending teams on short-term mission trips around the world to provide mercy and care to those in need in the name of Christ. The newsletter also includes upcoming events and other resources for RSOs serving across the globe. Learn more about LCMS Recognized Service...

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Hawaii volcano continues to erupt and disrupt lives

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Hawaii volcano continues to erupt and disrupt lives

An aerial photo taken June 21 shows the Lower East Rift Zone of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The impact of the volcano, which has been erupting since May 3, continues to be felt on the island. (United States Geologic Survey) By Pamela Nielsen Hilo, Big Island, Hawaii — The world has moved on, satiated by the early photos and live news footage of the Kilauea volcano eruption that began May 3. Yet  weeks later, the spectacular bursts of fiery lava, frequent earthquakes and steady swallowing of streets, homes, businesses and beaches continue with no end in sight.  As reported by Hawaii News...

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LWML sets Sept. 30 deadline for mission-grant requests

Posted by on Jul 17, 2018 in News | Comments Off on LWML sets Sept. 30 deadline for mission-grant requests

As it prepares for its next national convention — June 20–23, 2019, in Mobile, Ala. — the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League has announced Sept. 30, 2018, as the deadline for its next set of mission-grant requests. Every other year, the LCMS women’s auxiliary meets in convention and chooses to fund mission grants that help spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ. During the 2015–17 biennium, the LWML awarded grants totaling $1.4 million. For 2017–19, that amount will be $1,684,250. The funds come from the Mite Box offerings of LWML members nationwide. Ministries seeking LWML grants are encouraged...

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Traveling abroad: Serving God’s people while staying safe

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Traveling abroad: Serving God’s people while staying safe

Street vendors walk past burning tires set up by anti-government protesters during a general strike in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on July 9. The strike, which trapped multiple church and mission groups in the country for days, was called in response to a government-ordered increase in gas prices. (AP/Dieu Nalio Chery) By Cheryl Magness “I … thought I was going to die.” So said Savannah Peek, member of a mission team from North Albermale Baptist Church, Albermale, N.C., following her return to the states after being caught up in the recent violence in Haiti. Peek and her companions were staying...

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Movie review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Movie review: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’

(Rated: PG [Canada] and PG-13 [MPAA] for some sci-fi action violence; directed by Peyton Reed; stars Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Michelle Pfeiffer, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Douglas, Michael Peña, Hannah John-Kamen, Abby Ryder Fortson, Randall Park, Judy Greer, Bobby Cannavale and Walton Goggins; run time: 118 min.) A family-positive film By Ted Giese The 2015 film “Ant-Man” set up the story of the new “Ant-Man and the Wasp” by introducing the subatomic quantum realm into which Janet Van Dyne (Michelle Pfeiffer), the original Wasp — and wife of the original Ant-Man, Dr. Hank Pym (Michael...

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