Parish Nurse Newsletter – Summer 2013

In this issue you will find items written by parish nurses and others that share ideas and resources for promoting health of body and soul in congregations and communities.

Book explains how to share Christ with family, friends

“What They Need to Hear — Sharing Christ with Family and Friends” includes 90 letters written by the Rev. Klemet I. Preus to his elderly father-in-law, who questioned God and the Church.

Sem offers free website assistance

During the LCMS convention, technical staff from Concordia Theological Seminary will be offering free consultations on website development.

Website lists LCMS churches with Spanish worship

The website offers a number of resources for Hispanic ministry, including links to 22 LCMS congregations in 10 states that offer worship services in Spanish.

LCMS President’s First Post-Re-election Interview

LCMS President Matthew C. Harrison discusses his hopes for the LCMS’ future and his goals for the next triennium in his first radio interview following his 2013 re-election.

La Victoria Mercy House Grand Opening

We’re delighted to share this video from Sunday’s grand opening of the Mercy House in…

Pressure Points (July 2013)

This month’s column explores how a new pastor might best begin ministry with his first congregation.

New ‘Chapel Talks’ highlights ‘Luther’s Small Catechism’

With its focus on “Luther’s Small Catechism,” the 2013-14 edition of “Chapel Talks for Lutheran Schools” is suitable for use in a number of settings.

Maggie Karner discusses marriage on KFUO

Maggie Karner, director, LCMS Life and Health Ministries, discusses the U.S. Supreme Court June 26 ruling on marriage on KFUO Radio’s Law & Gospel program.

Fale Explains LCMS’ Unique Disaster Response Work

The Rev. John Fale, associate executive director of LCMS Mercy Operations, explains how The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod shows mercy in the midst of chaos and disaster.

2013 LCMS Mercy Essay Contest Finalist

The annual Mercy Essay Contest is sponsored by the LCMS Office of National Mission to encourage seminary students to engage our Lutheran theology of mercy and its implications in life and ministry. Prof. John Pless of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Ind. coordinates the competition each year.

Website offers tools to link students, campus ministries

A new campus-ministry page on the “LCMS U” website offers two tools designed to help students find LCMS campus ministries at colleges and universities nationwide.

CPH releases ‘On-the-Go Prayers’ for busy families

The one-minute prayers are designed to help families “make prayer part of [their] daily routine,” according to Concordia Publishing House.

International Mission – June 2013

LCMS international mission work abides in and by three tenets of the Christian faith: Baptism, catechesis and the Lord’s Supper. Within this insert, you’ll learn more about those three gifts and the way in which LCMS missionaries are sharing Christ’s Gospel to the ends of the earth!

LCMS National Mission – June 2013

LCMS national mission work is alive and vibrant. Its focus remains Witness, Mercy, Life Together right here in the United States, and staff seek to do that work—from Disaster Response to School Ministry—under a new umbrella: “Strong Faith. Fervent Love.”

Pastoral Education – June 2013

This issue of Pastoral Education highlights some of the continuing education opportunities available through Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis.