LCMS President Matthew Harrison reminds us in October’s Life Together News Digest of the gift we’ve been given in our pastors, and Harrison shows how we can respond joyfully in return for these faithful servants during Pastor Appreciation Month.
The Rev. Dr. Steven Hokana, chaplain, Lt. Col., USA (Ret.), D. Min., BCC, assistant director for the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces, presents “Reaching Out and Caring for Veterans.”
Celebrate all that God has done through Concordia College Alabama, Selma, Ala. Praise Him for His grace and trust in Him for the future. Sadly, Concordia is closed. Nevertheless, we pray that God continues the work begun through the faculty, staff and students over the years.
Rev. Dr. Matthew Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod: “I thank God for you, for your partnership in the Gospel, your confession of our Lutheran doctrine, your prayers for the Synod and even your prayers for this sinner. I thank God for your ministry. I thank God for every congregation in your district.”
Dr. John Eckrich, a retired practicing physician and the founder of Grace Place Wellness Ministries, teaches on “Fear, Anxiety, and Wellness: Journey to a Heart at Peace.”
Even as our world changes, the Word of God remains the same. The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod proclaims this truth here and throughout the world in mission work, disaster response, universities, seminaries and especially in our congregations.
The Rev. Dr. Daniel Paavola uses his book Our Way Home: A Journey through the Lord’s Prayer to explain how parish nurses can use each petition of the Lord’s Prayer to connect with the people they serve.
Jennie Johnson, RN-BC, Ph.D., parish nurse at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Rathdrum, Idaho, will present helpful information on the current understanding of how heart attacks and strokes develop and the connection with dementia during the February video lecture for parish nurses.