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What do we say and how do we respond?  These are the questions that often face Christians and Lutherans in 2014 right here in America.  We are now living in a “post-denominational era”; the way we used to do church is no longer working.  Times have changed and we now need to be able to defend, explain and affirm our faith in Christ alone.  We have been given a great heritage of faith and theology through the ... [...]

LCMC Hosts Fall Retreat for Seminary Students

LCMC will be hosting a three day Seminarian Retreat from October 3-5, 2014 at Riverside Bible Camp in Story City, IA. Throughout the weekend, seminarians will have the chance to meet fellow seminarians in LCMC; ask questions about seminary, LCMC, first call, and pastoral family life; gain wisdom and advice from a few pastors who have been there; build relationships with your future colleagues in [...]

LCSS Seeks Translated Copies of Luther's Small Catechisms

I ask that you focus your attention on the immediate short term appeal from Pastor Jordon Long, President of the Lutheran Church of South Sudan (LCSS).  The LCSS is a new church with no walls.  Most of its members worship in tents, huts, or open spaces. and they have no educational materials written in their indigenous languages.  On March 14, Pastor Jordon was able to communicate with Eric Swensson and update the current ... [...]

Youth Encounter President Larry Johnson Announces His Retirement

March 14, 2014 – St. Paul, Minn. – After forty years of leadership, Rev. Dr. Larry Dean Johnson announces his retirement as president of Youth Encounter. Under Johnson’s leadership, Youth Encounter has reached millions of youth worldwide with the saving message of the Gospel and has developed more than 1,100 professional church leaders through its team ministry program.“Larry has given his ministry life to this ... [...]

In Memoriam - Rev. Daniel J. Wissmann

The Rev. Daniel J. Wissmann, Appleton, WI, died January 15, 2014.   With an initial diagnosis in 1990 that gave him only 2 years to live, Dan dealt with the many difficult symptoms and effects of a brain tumor for 23 years.  A graduate of Wartburg College and Wartburg Theological Seminary, Daniel was ordained at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in rural Pella, Wisconsin.  He served an internship at St. John Lutheran in Wishek ... [...]

Pr. Kristen Phillips Ordined, Pr. Glen Arlt Ordained and Installed

The following ordination and installation announcements have been submitted by members of the LCMC community and have also been featured in the 1st Quarter 2014 edition of our By The Word newsletter.   Ordination of Kristen PhillipsKristen Phillips was ordained and installed on Sunday, December 1st, 2013 at 6:00 P.M. at Shepherd of the Woods Lutheran Church & School
 in Jacksonville, Florida.   Born and raised in ... [...]

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