StewardCAST — December 2016 Newsletter

In the December 2016 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry shares information about barriers to being a faithful steward and the ways these blockades can be removed.

Pro-life icon Jean Garton memorial set for Jan. 21

The co-founder and president emeritus of Lutherans For Life died Dec. 23 at the age of 87.

Betty Duda, 84, was former LWML president

The Synod leader died peacefully Dec. 24, after entering hospice care a few days earlier.

Confident Anticipation: Antiphon for December 23

Emmanuel is very much God with us today. He comes to us graciously through His Word, Holy Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.

Items wanted, available (January 2017)

Available this month are an alb, Advent candles and hymnals.

Official Notice: updates from LCMS districts (January 2017)

Updates on church workers, congregations and schools from LCMS district presidents.

Official Notice: colloquies (January 2017)

A listing of those who have completed teacher or pastor colloquies in the Synod.

Official Notice: requests for reinstatement (January 2017)

A listing of those who have applied for reinstatement to LCMS rosters.

Positions (January 2017)

Positions are available with the LCMS Michigan District, Lutheran Church Extension Fund and Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod colleges, universities and seminaries.

So Help Me God: January-March 2017 Newsletter

The LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces newsletter for January-March 2017 highlights what God says about time and its importance in our lives.

KFUO Audio: The Secularization of Christmas

During a Dec. 21 “Free to be Faithful” radio program, the Rev. Christopher Thoma and Worldwide KFUO moderator Kip Allen Recent discussed instances of government hostility toward religion and the secularization of Christmas.

King in the Clay: Antiphon for December 22

As important as Christmas may be, it is not the birth of Christ that unites mankind in faith; it is His holy death, His resurrection and His promised return.

Movie review: ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’

Director Gareth Edwards has made a film that looks and feels like “Star Wars,” but may be too intense for young children.

Breaking Dawn: Antiphon for December 21

Christ Jesus–God enfleshed in our nature–continues to fulfill God’s promise to our fallen race.

Welcome to Earth, O noble Guest!

Merry Christmas to you and yours from The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. May Christ dwell in you richly this season.

Preparing Souls: Antiphon for December 20

This joy is more than a good and fuzzy feeling in our hearts; it is the certainty that has unlocked and loosened us from our sins that bound us.