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Church Worker Wellness: Week 16 Devotion – Physical Wellness

Posted by on Jul 11, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Church Worker Wellness: Week 16 Devotion – Physical Wellness

“Building Up the Body: Worker-to-Worker” is a series of church worker wellness devotions. Visit lcms.org/wellness for more resources. By Mary Moerbe, Lutheran author and pastor’s wife A rock and a hard place “Jacob left Beersheba and went toward Haran. And he came to a certain place and stayed there that night, because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones of the place, he put it under his head and lay down in that place to sleep.” (Gen. 28:10–11) Jacob laid his head on a rock for a pillow, and sometimes we feel like we’re metaphorically sleeping on rocks all over the place. We lie...

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LWML adopts $2.1 million mission goal, elects new president

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Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) members sing “America the Beautiful” at the 2019 LWML Convention, held June 20–23 in Mobile, Ala. Convention attendees participated in daily singing sessions with LCMS Atlantic District First Vice-President Rev. Dr. Dien Ashley Taylor, who served as song leader for the convention. (BP Photography/Brad Puckett) By Stacey Egger MOBILE, Ala.—“This celebration doesn’t end when you walk out that door. This celebration is for all of God’s people, all of the time,” said Debbie Larson after being elected the new president of the Lutheran...

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Official notice: Colloquies (Aug. 2019)

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PAUL AZARAIAH KORABANDI, formerly Pearland, Texas, currently India; FIKRU ETICHA, St. Anthony, Minn.; and WASIHUN GUTEMA, Washington, D.C., have submitted their applications for the Pastoral Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. MICHAEL POWERS, Sierra Madre, Calif.; DAVID WALTERS, North Royalton, Ohio; and STEVEN SPARKS, Dearborn Heights, Mich., have submitted their applications for the Specific Ministry Pastoral Colloquy Program of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. MICHAEL GIULIANI, Naperville, Ill., has submitted his application for the Director of Parish Music Colloquy...

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LaMott appointed interim president of CSP

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in News | Comments Off on LaMott appointed interim president of CSP

A statue of Martin Luther overlooks the entrance sign at Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minn. (CSP). The CSP Board of Regents has appointed Dr. Eric LaMott as the university’s interim president. (LCMS /Erik M. Lunsford) LaMott The Board of Regents of Concordia University, St. Paul, St. Paul, Minn. (CSP), has named current CSP Provost and Chief Operating Officer Dr. Eric LaMott as its interim president. The appointment is effective immediately, with LaMott assuming all presidential duties and responsibilities until a permanent president is selected. LaMott has been on staff...

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Advice for those first few years as a church worker

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Advice for those first few years as a church worker

By Heidi Goehmann You’ve got a Divine Call. It’s a big deal. You’ve worked hard for quite a while. You’ve endured report cards and all-nighters. You’ve paid tuition and signed on the dotted line for student loans. You’ve eaten ramen. You’ve dreamed what big plans you’ll implement to change the world for Jesus. Now it’s time to hit the road and do ministry work. Then, suddenly, you make contact with your first angry church member, get your first paycheck and sign it over to the student loan rep, or have your first youth night that falls flat. Ministry is wonderful, and ministry is hard....

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