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‘News and Notes’ – LCMS Life Ministry Fall 2018 Newsletter

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on ‘News and Notes’ – LCMS Life Ministry Fall 2018 Newsletter

In the fall issue of News and Notes, you’ll learn: Why families belong together. To quote Lutherans For Life Executive Director Rev. Michael Salemink: “Families belong together. So no more keeping quiet. No more ‘minding your own business.’ No more using ‘two kingdoms’ as an excuse. No more avoiding controversial conversations just because they are difficult. … Let’s instead declare the sanctity of life with courage and demonstrate it with compassion.” About “Joy:fully Alive,” the LCMS Life Conference planned for Jan. 17–19, 2019. How notable events in 2018 have helped make the case for life...

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Life Together with President Harrison – November 2018

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Life Together with President Harrison – November 2018

View on Vimeo.com | View on YouTube.com In this month’s Life Together News Digest, LCMS President Matthew Harrison highlights what being part of the “priesthood of all believers” means for your life and relationships. By virtue of their baptism, all Christians are called by God to intercede on behalf of others through their ordinary, everyday vocations. Christians also have the holy calling to bring God to others, teach the world about Jesus and show mercy to those in need. It’s a joyous thing, this spiritual priesthood! Read the current issue: Life Together News Digest — November 2018 Life...

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LCMS Stewardship Ministry: November 2018 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

Posted by on Nov 15, 2018 in News | Comments Off on LCMS Stewardship Ministry: November 2018 ‘StewardCAST’ newsletter

In the November 2018 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry stresses the need to return stewardship mentality to one rooted in Scripture and confession. As the pressures of funding ministry have skyrocketed, stewardship has morphed into the task of meeting the budget and paying the bills rather than a grateful response to God’s gifts. In response, pastors and stewardship leaders have attempted to massage, plead, browbeat and even demand that their people be better stewards. The more the purpose of stewardship is taught and the joy of faithful stewardship is shared, the more the...

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‘Free to be Faithful Newsletter’ – Fall 2018

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in News | Comments Off on ‘Free to be Faithful Newsletter’ – Fall 2018

The Free to be Faithful® Newsletter highlights important and relevant detail on religious liberty issues that impact the rights of Christians. Information from this newsletter can be reproduced for your congregation’s use. Topics include: U.S. Army dropped its investigation against Southern Baptist chaplain Jerry Scott Squires. Chaplain Squires was charged with discrimination against a lesbian soldier who wanted to attend a marriage retreat. The Army said Squires handled the situation in accordance with military policy and guidelines of his denominational authority. Two decisions made in...

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Prayer petition for those affected by California wildfires

Posted by on Nov 14, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Prayer petition for those affected by California wildfires

LCMS Worship provides “A Petition for the California Wildfires” for congregations to use in worship services this weekend to pray for those affected by the California wildfires. All Holy One, as Your Son stood with the three children in the fiery furnace, protected them and brought them through the flames in safety, so may His mercy be poured out on all who are in danger or suffering loss due to the wildfires that continue to rage in California. Mercifully remember all those whose lives and property are threatened, especially those who place their own lives in danger to save the lives and...

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