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LCMS Stewardship: February 2018 StewardCAST newsletter

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In the February 2018 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry discusses how leaders in congregations should be stewarding marriages. Stewardship of marriage is vital in the local congregation because marriage lays the foundation for creating and bringing to faith the next generation of believers. When the current generation of marriages has a solid pattern to follow, the future generation has something from which to learn. Good stewardship of marriage enables congregations to be faithful stewards of the Gospel. Download StewardCAST Visit lcms.org/stewardship to learn more about LCMS’...

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Volunteers needed in Texas

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Peggy Winters, a volunteer from Parkers Prairie, Minn., removes fallen tree branches on Feb. 6 in Rockport, Texas. The branches were left over from Hurricane Harvey, which devastated the Texas coast in August 2017. Volunteers are still needed in the cleanup and rebuilding effort. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford) Volunteers are still needed in Texas to help homeowners with cleanup and rebuilding after Hurricane Harvey pounded the state six months ago with dangerous winds and torrential rain. Individuals and groups can spend a day, a week or more helping residents of the Beaumont, Port Arthur, Corpus...

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LCMS Youth Ministry offers summer Servant Events

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LCMS Servant Event volunteers tear out old siding on a house and garage in Chisago City, Minn., in July 2014 before putting up new siding. Registration is now open to youth and adults for more than 40 Servant Events this summer. (Craig Bertram) Registration is now open to youth and adults for more than 40 LCMS Servant Events in the categories of construction, human care, environmental, outreach, multicultural and crisis. Many are offered more than once and at various times. Most of the opportunities to serve others — from a few days to several weeks — are available in May, June, July and...

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Resources available for 2019 LWML convention

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The logo for the 38th Biennial Convention of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, set for June 20–23, 2019, in Mobile, Ala. The Lutheran Women’s Missionary League has unveiled a logo and other resources as it plans for its 38th Biennial Convention June 20–23, 2019, in Mobile, Ala. The logo — designed by LWML Graphics Team Chairman Stephanie Kollbaum of Pocatello, Idaho — depicts the convention theme “In Praise to the LORD!” The theme is based on Scripture verses from 1 Chron. 16:23–24a: “Sing to the Lord, all the earth! Tell of his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the...

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‘Relationships, not programs’: Youth Ministry shares research on young adults

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in News | Comments Off on ‘Relationships, not programs’: Youth Ministry shares research on young adults

Attendees at the LCMS Youth Ministry Symposium, held Jan. 29 in St. Louis, engage in table discussion about young adults in the Church. (Meredith Whitefield) By Cheryl Magness The LCMS Youth Ministry Symposium — held Jan. 28–30 in St. Louis — was all about ministry to young adults, with a particular emphasis this year on recent research concerning millennials in the Church. The research — conducted by LCMS Youth Ministry and overseen by Ryan Curnutt, LCMS senior research analyst — focused on the question of retention of LCMS youth following confirmation. It was prompted in part by a 2016...

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The History of LCMS Mercy Work with African Americans

Posted by on Feb 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on The History of LCMS Mercy Work with African Americans

Rev. WM Eddleman (rear) and school children are pictured on Dec. 1, 1927, in front of Pilgrim Evangelical Lutheran Church in Birmingham, Ala. (Courtesy of Concordia Historical Institute) by Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, Director of LCMS Black Ministry The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod has an enduring legacy of using mercy work as a means by which to share the Gospel. This is true for the Synod’s work with and among African Americans as well. Read story Ministry News Ministry News National Source: LCMS...

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