Urban & Inner-City Mission

Residents from the neighborhoods around St. Paul Lutheran Church, Cincinnati, enjoy a Christmas dinner in the church’s renovated gym. The congregation led by then-Pastor Rev. Steve Schave held the dinner so no one would be alone or in need on Christmas Day. (St. Paul Lutheran Church)

A Christmas Day Devotion for the Poor Among Us

Apart from God – we are all in the dark, we are all hungry, we are all homeless and alone. And when it comes to being saved by God, we are all beggars with nothing to offer. But God sent His Son to lavish us in the richness of His love and mercy. So my […]

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The End of the World and the Coming of Christ – An Advent Devotion for the Mission of the Church

John 14:25–31 25 “These things I have spoken to you while I am still with you. 26 But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I […]

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As the sun sets in Cincinnati, the cross atop Prince of Peace Lutheran Church towers over the neighborhood.

Photo essay: Serving the homeless ‘anything but traditional’

Rev. John Suguitan and Deaconess Kelly Jacobs serve the physical and spiritual needs of the homeless in Cincinnati.

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Empowerment Center, including Lutheran Hope Center, opens at Ferguson’s ‘ground zero’

LCMS missionary Rev. Micah Glenn and the Lutheran Hope Center are based there, along with community partners.

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Processing at the 2016 Sandia Circuit Reformation Service

The Reformation of the Lutheran Church in America Today

Fast coming up on the 500th Anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, what is the Reformation in its present form – right here and right now?

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The Cost of Being a Disciple in Ferguson — Sermon for Installation Service of Rev. Micah Glenn

Rev. Steve Schave preached this sermon at Rev. Micah Glenn’s Installation Service. Rev. Glenn has been called to be a missionary to Ferguson, Mo., and Executive Director of The Lutheran Hope Center of Ferguson.

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