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Church Worker Wellness: Week 26 Devotion – Relational Wellness

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“Building Up the Body: Worker-to-Worker” is a series of church worker wellness devotions. Visit lcms.org/wellness for more resources. By Celina Haupt, women’s coordinator at Concordia Seminary, Families in Transition Team Conflict in marriage Fight, flight or freeze? When we feel emotionally attacked or threatened, a large “DANGER” or “WARNING” sign begins to flash in our heads along with a loud buzzing sound. We immediately look for a way to protect ourselves. We either fight back or we flee the situation either physically or emotionally. It’s not a bad idea in theory, right? It’s a way of...

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Lutheran Young Adult Corps participants sent to serve in St. Louis and Milwaukee

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Lutheran Young Adult Corps participant Lara McComack helps distribute food for the homeless in St. Louis in 2018. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford) By Stacey Egger “I got to the point where I needed to set aside my own ambitions, my own goals, my own agenda for my life … and see if God had something for me somewhere else that I wouldn’t have taken into account,” said Jessie Siek, of St. Joseph, Mich. Siek is one of three recent high school graduates who are spending 10 months serving Lutheran churches and ministries as the newest participants in the Lutheran Young Adult Corps (LYAC). Their service...

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September ‘Witness’: CPH turns 150

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(LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford) On significant anniversaries, we are reminded of God’s faithfulness and His unmerited blessings. As the years pass, we pray for daily bread and seek first the kingdom of God. And God gives what He knows we need. He invites us to come and eat and drink.  Concordia Publishing House exists singularly to provide materials for the people of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod to feast on God’s Word. For 150 years, CPH has faithfully done so. All thanks and praise belong to God alone. The September issue of The Lutheran Witness highlights CPH throughout the years. It also...

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LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission webinar: ‘Understanding Recognized Service Organizations’

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In a webinar hosted by LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, Deaconess Dorothy Krans, director of LCMS Recognized Service Organizations, explains the work of RSOs, how they can positively impact urban ministry, and how they can be a blessing to those serving in urban settings. LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission Webinar archives Webinar schedule lcms.org/citymission Source: LCMS News

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A theological exposition of sacred Scripture

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by Christopher W. Mitchell The Holy Scriptures are the lifeblood of the church. “Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her, that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word” (Eph. 5:25–26). Every Christian is born anew in the water of Holy Baptism, is catechized in the Word, and then partakes of the body and blood of our Lord in the Divine Service, which, since Luther’s day, has featured the preaching of the Word as vital for our life together as the communion of saints. What could be more salutary for the enduring welfare of the church than...

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