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Campus clips – Faculty honors, new programs

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Campus clips – Faculty honors, new programs

Future first-generation college students attend the fourth annual Latina Leadership Conference at Concordia University, Irvine (CUI) in October. (CUI) Martens remembered The Rev. Dr. Ray Martens, former president of Concordia University Texas (CTX), Austin, Texas, died Oct. 5. One of Martens’ achievements was to transition Concordia from a two-year to a four-year institution. He established CTX’s four-year curriculum, secured the necessary funding and oversaw the construction of six additional buildings. Lifetime achievement Dr. Cheryl Chatman, executive vice-president and dean of Diversity...

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December ‘Witness’: Reason to rejoice

Posted by on Dec 11, 2019 in News | Comments Off on December ‘Witness’: Reason to rejoice

(Lightstock) The decorations started appearing before Thanksgiving. Christmas celebrations seem to begin earlier and earlier each year. Yet despite the concern about the commercialization and secularization of the Christmas season, there is a reason to rejoice. In many of the adornments of the season, Christ is displayed for this world to see Him as God’s love for sinful humanity. The church is resplendent with hymns and other forms of art to help the faithful, as well as those who rarely come, to hear and see their Savior. Read the December issue of The Lutheran Witness to learn more about...

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Bethesda job coaches offer employment advocacy, support

Posted by on Dec 9, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Bethesda job coaches offer employment advocacy, support

A statue of Jesus stands outside the Bethesda corporate headquarters entrance in Watertown, Wis. (Bethesda Lutheran Communities) By Caitlin Magness David Riley and his Bethesda job coach, Lanessa Stutz, are pictured at the Pepsi Center, where Riley works, in Denver, Colo. (Lanessa Stutz) In October, the United States observed National Disability Employment Awareness Month, an annual, official national observation that honors people with disabilities, their abilities and their contributions to the economy, as well as reaffirming a commitment to equal opportunity for people with disabilities...

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Church Worker Wellness: Week 37 Devotion – Spiritual Wellness

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Church Worker Wellness: Week 37 Devotion – Spiritual Wellness

“Building Up the Body: Worker-to-Worker” is a series of church worker wellness devotions. Visit lcms.org/wellness for more resources. Faith Wiechers, Lutheran middle school teacher and pastor’s daughter Hope in the waiting We wait a lot. We wait for answers. We wait for kids to grow out of certain stages, the seasons to change, babies to arrive, medical results, calls to be accepted or turned down. We wait for the weekend, a vacation, aging parents to agree to downsize, fellow teachers to submit grades … the list goes on and on. I’m sure you can think of plenty other items to add to this...

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CPH releases two-volume companion to LSB

Posted by on Dec 5, 2019 in News | Comments Off on CPH releases two-volume companion to LSB

(LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford) Lutheran Service Book: Companion to the Hymns is now available from Concordia Publishing House (CPH). The two-volume set, edited by Dr. Joseph Herl, Peter C. Reske and the Rev. Dr. Jon D. Vieker, presents stories, theological commentary and historical background for the complete hymnody of Lutheran Service Book (LSB). The product of over a decade of research, Companion to the Hymns was developed from the study of more than 1,500 primary sources and the work of 127 contributing authors. Volume 1 includes text and tune background, theological and scriptural discussion,...

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LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter article and bulletin blurbs – January 2020

Posted by on Dec 3, 2019 in News | Comments Off on LCMS Stewardship Ministry: Newsletter article and bulletin blurbs – January 2020

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Stewardship Ministry creates bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles each month for congregations to use in church publications. Bulletin Blurbs: January 2020     Newsletter Article: January 2020 Bulletin blurbs and newsletter articles are archived, and visit lcms.org/stewardship to learn more about LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry. Source: LCMS News

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