LCMS Stewardship: December 2017 StewardCAST newsletter

In the December 2017 issue of StewardCAST, LCMS Stewardship Ministry talks about how pastors and the church are called to deal with the scars of the failed stewardship of Christian stewards. Both Law and Gospel should be applied in these situations.

LWML gives $100,000 to missionaries

The grant will provide $10,000 each to assist nine missionaries/missionary families serving in Burkina Faso, Kenya, Ethiopia, Hong Kong, Peru and Russia, and another missionary who has been called to Thailand.

Fiedler to begin second five-year term as Foundation president

David Fiedler began serving in the LCMS Foundation post in 2013.

Movie review: ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Director/screenwriter Rian Johnson has made a perfectly good film that some viewers will love but others may find frustrating because of the unexpected plot.

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces – First Quarter 2018 Newsletter

The First Quarter 2018 newsletter from the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces shares insight about the meaning of the Latin phrase Sola Scriptura (“Scripture Alone”) and how it can be applied to our lives when we are facing joys and challenges.

Lutherans Engage the World: Winter 2018

In this issue, read stories from inner-city Boston, the Texas disaster zone, Latin America and beyond.

KFUO Audio: Christian cake artist’s expression of faith under examination

Listen to Worldwide KFUO’s December’s Free to be Faithful® program as moderator Kip Allen and guest Tim Goeglein, vice president of external relations for Focus on the Family, discussed the implications of the Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, developments concerning transgenders in the military and other religious freedom lawsuits.

A Pastoral Touch – December 2017 Newsletter

The LCMS Specialized Pastoral Ministry newsletter introduces the first graduating class of the new Electronic-Extended (E-Extended) CPE program that started on July 10.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: January 2018 Newsletter

This issue of Reaching Rural America for Christ discusses the importance of the servant leadership role of the pastor in a rural and small-town congregation. The newsletter also includes practical suggestions for how pastors can use the talents and abilities that God has given them to influence the individuals and groups they shepherd.

Call for nominations/applicants: Director, School Ministry

The deadline to apply or submit nominations is Feb. 28, 2018.

Keeping Christmas

“Keep Christ in Christmas!” the billboards and yard signs tell us. But what does it mean for us to keep both “Christ” and “Mass” in Christmas?

LCMS Worship: Hymn of the Day Studies for Pentecost – Three-Year & One-Year Lectionary

LCMS Worship provides Hymn of the Day Studies for Pentecost for the Three-Year Lectionary and the One-Year Lectionary. The Word in Song studies hymns in Lutheran Service Book.

BOD weighs monetary, membership challenges

At its Nov. 16–17 meeting, the Synod’s Board of Directors fixed its gaze on “facing the realities” of the Synod’s finances and membership demographics.

Synod, partners continue to offer helping hand in wake of five disasters

Lutherans are bringing help to the hurting — both physical and spiritual — in the wake of three devastating hurricanes, a major earthquake and menacing wildfires.

Lutheran Church–Canada elects new president

The Rev. Timothy Teuscher, first vice-president of the church body’s East District, succeeds the Rev. Dr. Robert Bugbee, who is stepping down.

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