Great joy exists when God’s children gather at the foot of the holy cross in unity and thanksgiving, giving praise to God for life-giving salvation through Jesus Christ.
It is from this joy that Christians live out their faith, serving their neighbors in need, studying God’s Word, sharing the Gospel around the world, and praising God through song and worship services.
To illustrate how this joy is lived out, the latest TimeLine newsletter shares the following stories:
- People from across the country (including members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, New Orleans) helped Harold and Brenda Steen, members of Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Houston, clean up after Hurricane Harvey destroyed their home;
- Beatrice Lehman continues to study God’s Word and participate in Lutheran worship at the age of 105;
- Rev. Keith Haney works to help bridge the racial divide, most recently through a Bible study he wrote on the topic; and
- First Timothy Evangelical Lutheran Church, Indianapolis, collaborated to create the “FTL Series” Accompaniment CD to aid churches with their music ministry.
LCMS Black Ministry welcomes articles highlighting events, programs, activities, mission and “best practices” to share with other LCMS congregations in TimeLine. Please send your articles to the Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray Jr. at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 30 for the next newsletter.
Learn more about LCMS’ Black Ministry.
For a free subscription, register for a myLCMS account and choose “TimeLine Newsletter.” If you already have an account, update your newsletter subscriptions in your profile.
You may also call the LCMS Church Information Center at 888-THE-LCMS (843-5267) for assistance with registering.