Pastoral Education – November 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education explores life in our seminary communities through the fresh eyes of new students and their families.

Reaching Rural America For Christ Newsletter – November 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided insight into the how LCMS congregations can keep the “millennials” – young adults born after the year 1980) – connected to the Church and interacting with this community of believers.

CPH Warehouse Sale set for Nov. 2

Concordia Publishing House in St. Louis will be offering hundreds of books and other items at discounts of up to 75 percent at its annual tent sale.

Pressure Points (November 2013)

This month’s column addresses readers’ concerns that relate to church workers and congregations or schools.

It’s beginning to look a lot like … Advent

The Rev. Henry Gerike offers a few ideas for congregations to mark the season of Advent, a time for focusing on the gravity of the human predicament.

Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later

One year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of the country’s East Coast, this video highlights the LCMS response to the disaster.

Resources available for 2014 ‘Life Sunday’

Many of the resources to help congregations observe “Life Sunday” on Jan. 19 are free.

Rev. Ross Johnson discusses LCMS Disaster Response

Rev. Ross Johnson discusses his new role as director of LCMS Disaster Response

Great Expectations Newsletter – October 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Office of National Mission, you are provided insight into how older people are coping with and using the latest and greatest technology these days. Some suggestions are given as to how churches can include older adults when they use technology to reach their congregation members.

Does the Reformation still matter?

The Rev. Will Weedon, LCMS director of Worship, asks several church leaders and pastors whether the Reformation still matters today.

Abiding in the Word: A Daily Lectionary from the 17th Century

Matthew Carver shares a daily lectionary from the 17th century.

Celebrating Reformation with Divine Service, Setting Five

The Rev. Will Weedon, LCMS director of Worship, offers some advice to help a congregation sing the Divine Service, Setting Five, for Reformation Day or any other Sunday.

Reaching Rural America for Christ Newsletter – October 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Rural & Small Town Mission (RSTM), you are provided insight into the purpose of RSTM and what it is charged with doing for LCMS congregations. In addition, you will read about mission perspectives for work, whether you are in a rural setting or in another country halfway across the world.

Concordia University System Chronicle – October 2013

In this issue, you will read about the merger of Concordia University Wisconsin (CUW) and Concordia University, Ann Arbor (CUAA). In addition, you will learn about the benefits Concordia students receive from participating in the Concordia International Studies Consortium (CISC) program.

StewardCAST Newsletter – October 2013

In this issue from LCMS’ Stewardship Ministry, you are provided insight what corporate stewardship is and why it is so important that we, as the Body of Christ, participate in it for the advancement of the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Photos from the Colorado flooding

In the wake of September’s torrential rains that caused flooding across the state of Colorado, national LCMS Disaster Response and LCMS Rocky Mountain District leaders met with area pastors whose communities were affected to determine immediate relief needs and long term recovery efforts.