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LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: February 2020 Newsletter

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in News | Comments Off on LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: February 2020 Newsletter

The February 2020 issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ highlights St. Paul Lutheran Church in Havelock, N.C., and its experience during and after Hurricane Florence. In the aftermath of the storms, this congregation shared the love of Christ with each other and its community. The newsletter also offers information about ongoing events and free monthly webinars, including “Rural and Small-Town Disaster Response” at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 13. Read newsletter Visit lcms.org/rstm to learn more about this ministry and the resources it provides. Source: LCMS...

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Media kit features Easter theme

Posted by on Jan 28, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Media kit features Easter theme

The paschal candle is processed during the Easter Vigil at Reformation Lutheran Church, Affton, Mo., in 2018. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has created a media kit for LCMS churches to use during Holy Week and Easter. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford) LCMS Communications has created a free, downloadable congregational media kit to assist churches in reaching out to their communities during Holy Week and Easter.  The kit, which features the message that “God gives us a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus,” is designed to allow each parish to add its own information and details...

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‘Reporter’ Supplement: Global Seminary Initiative – We’re all in this together

Posted by on Jan 27, 2020 in News | Comments Off on ‘Reporter’ Supplement: Global Seminary Initiative – We’re all in this together

In a supplement to the February 2020 Reporter, learn how The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Global Seminary Initiative transforms the lives and futures of LCMS partner churches and the pastors who serve them. Download lcms.org/makeagift/gsi Source: LCMS News

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Puerto Rico disaster-response team in ‘right place at right time’ to help the hurting

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in News | Comments Off on Puerto Rico disaster-response team in ‘right place at right time’ to help the hurting

LCMS missionaries Rev. James Neuendorf and Rev. James Sharp share Gospel comfort with people affected by the Puerto Rico earthquakes. Fear has become a constant as tremors continue to strike. (LCMS/Johanna Heidorn) By Cheryl Magness On Jan. 7, a 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Puerto Rico in the early morning hours. It is the largest earthquake to strike the island in over a century and came amid the continuing effort to recover from 2017’s Hurricane Maria. The Jan. 7 earthquake followed more than 500 earthquakes of at least magnitude 2 in Puerto Rico since Dec. 28. On Jan. 10, a team from The...

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January ‘Lutheran Witness’ ponders grace

Posted by on Jan 24, 2020 in News | Comments Off on January ‘Lutheran Witness’ ponders grace

Grace. The word is used in various ways. We say “grace” before we eat. We describe people as “gracious” or “graceful.” We are even “graced” by someone’s presence. But above all, we are saved by grace. Though most Christians would agree that we are saved by God’s grace (Eph. 2:8–9), not every denomination agrees on what grace is. The January issue of The Lutheran Witness examines the meaning of the word “grace.” Included in January is a theological explanation of the different teachings about grace, a reflection on how we are to graciously forgive one another, and a reminder that the God...

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