|Weekly devotions focus on wellness|
| As part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s focus on church worker wellness, a new series of weekly devotions and prayers will be rolling out over the next year. |
The devotions are written by church workers for church workers. Each devotion focuses on an aspect of wellness, such as vocational, relational, financial or emotional.
Read the first devotion, and watch the Synod’s Facebook page or Twitter channel for a new devotion every Monday morning. Beginning in late April, a prayer for church workers will also be posted to social media every Thursday morning.
“Next to strong, Gospel-soaked, biblical teaching and practice, there is nothing so critical to the church’s life as the well-being of our pastors and church workers,” said LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, concerning the importance of supporting the servants of the church. Please check out these weekly resources and share them with the church workers in your life.
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On Sunday, March 31, the Dept of Theology and Ministry announced our 2019-2020 Concordia University, St. Paul DCE and DCO internship assignments. Please, pray for these students as they take this next step in their journey toward full-time church work, and help them connect into the ministry community as they begin their service this summer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First row: Dr. Rhoda Schuler (Director of Synodical Placement); Mackenzie Amerine (Christ Our Redeemer, Sandpoint, ID); Sophia Drager (Hillside Christian Church, Surrey, BC); Kathleen Wenger (Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Asheville, NC); Dr. Mark Koschmann (DCO Program Director).
Second Row: Prof. Heath Lewis (DCE Program Director); Danielle Critchley (Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Elk River, MN); Anna Reineke (Our Savior Lutheran Church & Camp Luther, Eagle River, WI); Devan Arntson (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fish Lake, MN).
Not Pictured: Bethany Mrosko (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church & Camp Restore, Detroit, MI).
Pr. Nava will be visiting Concordia St. Paul on Monday, March 18th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. He will be in the Campus Ministry “Livingroom” in the tunnel.
Pr. Nava asks you to contact him (firstname.lastname@example.org) and set up a time to visit while he am in the area. You are also invited to join him for dinner (on the Seminary!) at Shamrock’s. The group will gather there at 4:30 PM.
The guest preacher in chapel on Friday, March 15, is Dr. Michael Ziegler from St. Louis. He’s the newly appointed Speaker for the Lutheran Hour. He will be in town for our chapel, as well as a Lutheran Hour Rally in Mankato on Sunday.
The Lutheran Hour reaches about a million listeners each week on a religious radio program airing on more then 1800 stations per week (locally on WCCO). The Lutheran Hour is the longest running religious broadcast in the U.S. The website for Lutheran Hour Ministries is https://www.lhm.org
And there will be food–a cheese/fruit reception will follow chapel in the Cross of Christ Fellowship Center.
You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Lutheran Hour Ministries
RALLY CELEBRATION (SPONSORED BY MINNESOTA SOUTH LLL)
The Minnesota South District of the International Lutheran Laymen’s League is hosting
an “old-fashioned” Lutheran Hour Rally on Sunday, March 17, 2019, 4pm at
Hosanna Lutheran Church in Mankato, Minnesota.
· A powerful message from Lutheran Hour Speaker, Rev. Michael Zeigler
· Music from the Hosanna Praise Band
· A Massed Choir composed of members from Southern MN area Churches
· Ministry Expo-Learn more about LHM Resources and sharing the Gospel
For more Rally information and registration details,
please contact Rev. Greg Heidorn @ 507-273-8546.
Senior Pre-Deaconess student Christianna Eckstein had her creation, “The Tree of Life,” accepted for the juried Christian Art Festival at Crossview Lutheran Church in Edina. The festival opened March 10 and runs through April 21. For more information, see http://www.crossview.net/ministries/caf.cfm.
“The Tree of Life” is an approximately 2 foot × 3 foot ceramic tile mural painted with acrylic paint and affixed to stained plywood. The initial idea for mural started with the concept of the Genesis 3:15 prophecy being fulfilled in the death of Jesus. If you look closely at the heel of Jesus, you can see see the head of the serpent attempting to deliver the finishing blow, only to be crushed himself. The other elements in the midst of the body of the serpent are meant to represent sin and death; two other enemies that are defeated by Christ’s work. The remaining images and Scriptural references in the mural arose from a desire to represent the work of the Triune God, focusing mostly on the purpose and results of the sacrificial death of Jesus.