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Campus clips – Graduations, honors and special events

Posted by on Jan 17, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Campus clips – Graduations, honors and special events

Markell Irvin, a first-generation college student at Concordia University Texas, poses for a photo he can share with friends and family. (Matt Lester) First-generation students host event Concordia University Texas, Austin, commemorated National First-Generation Student Day on Nov. 8 with food, music and fun. The event was hosted by Concordia faculty and staff who themselves are first-generation graduates. Monthly events set “Gen1” students up for academic success by providing support, guidance and a network for students and families who wish to connect with each other as they work toward...

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Obituary: Elda Kieschnick, mother of former LCMS president Rev. Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick

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Elda Maria Sophia Hellman Kieschnick of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away of natural causes on Jan. 10. She was 102. Kieschnick was the mother of the Rev. Dr. Gerald (Jerry) B. Kieschnick, who served as president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) from 2001 to 2010. She was born on April 10, 1916, in Nashville, Kan., and married to Martin Herbert Otto Kieschnick on Feb. 7, 1939. The Kieschnicks lived in Houston for most of their marriage, moving to New Braunfels in 1979. Martin Kieschnick died in 1983. Elda Kieschnick (seated), with her son, LCMS President Emeritus Rev. Dr. Gerald...

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Lutheran Federal Credit Union announces winners of Volunteer Leadership Award

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Lutheran Federal Credit Union announces winners of Volunteer Leadership Award

Clyde Buchanan, a resident at Concordia Life Care, a senior living community in Oklahoma City, assists a fellow resident as part of the Music and Memory program at Concordia. Buchanan was recently recognized for his volunteer service by Lutheran Federal Credit Union. (Megan Carter) By Cheryl Magness Lutheran Federal Credit Union (LutheranFCU) recently announced the inaugural winners of its new Volunteer Leadership Award “to recognize and thank remarkable volunteer leaders.” LutheranFCU CEO Rev. Ken Krueger said, “We received many wonderful applications and are humbled by the overwhelming...

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Life Together with President Harrison – January 2019

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Life Together with President Harrison – January 2019

View on Vimeo.com | View on YouTube.com This January and beyond, LCMS President Matthew Harrison invites everyone to focus on health. Not just physically, of course, but in our churches. President Harrison reminds us that our congregations are already healthy because they are the Body of Christ, receiving with joy His life-giving Word and Sacrament. Check out this month’s Life Together News Digest to see how we can walk together with vitality at the local gym, in our churches, throughout the Synod and among the people of this world as we share the reason why we are deeply and joyfully...

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Hymn of the Day Studies for Propers: Three-Year Lectionary – Series A

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LCMS Worship provides Hymn of the Day Studies for Propers to use with Series A of the Three-Year Lectionary. The Word in Song studies hymns in Lutheran Service Book. Hymn of the Day Studies for Propers: Series A About Unwrapping the Gifts Unwrapping the Gifts is a bimonthly publication of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Worship Ministry devoted to providing resources for worship. Everyone involved in planning worship is encouraged to subscribe to the Unwrapping the Gifts RSS feed. Reproduction for individual, church or school use does not require permission. © The Lutheran Church—Missouri...

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Webinars, podcasts support urban mission, church planting

Posted by on Jan 15, 2019 in News | Comments Off on Webinars, podcasts support urban mission, church planting

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) is offering two online resources designed to assist those involved in urban and inner-city mission and church planting. Both are available at no cost. The first, a series of one-hour webinars from LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission, will cover topics such as the theology of the city, mental health, community development, social issues, school ministry, campus ministry, multi-ethnic ministry and more. The Rev. Dr. Steven D. Schave, director of LCMS Urban & Inner-City Mission and LCMS Church Planting, describes the webinars as “a great way to...

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