Oldenettel named ‘National Distinguished Principal’

Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.

CTCR Bible study: ‘Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues’

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s Commission on Theology and Church Relations (CTCR) has prepared a Bible study titled “Immigrants Among Us: A Lutheran Framework for Addressing Immigration Issues” to complement a 2012 CTCR report of the same name.

LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission: December 2018 Newsletter

The LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission Newsletter includes a recap and pictures from the 2018 National RSTM Conference, which was held Nov. 8–10 in Kansas City, Mo.

At 150 years old, CPH ‘very much alive’

On Sept. 11, Concordia Publishing House kicked off a yearlong celebration of its founding in 1869 by C.F.W. Walther.

The wonderful impossibility of giving thanks

It’s wonderfully impossible to thank the Lord fully and completely for all his benefits. But by God’s grace, we thank, praise, serve and obey him.

Dear Church Worker – your identity is still your baptism

Our identity is not found in our vocations, but in Christ alone. This is a reminder we need daily in ministry life.

New CTCR report highlights the priesthood of all believers

The report stresses the complementary relationship that exists between the priesthood of all believers and the Office of the Holy Ministry.

LCMS Life Ministry — Fall 2018 newsletter

LCMS Life Ministry newsletter features a letter from the Rev. Michael Salemink, executive director of Lutherans For Life, on why “families belong together.”

Life Together with President Harrison – November 2018

In the November 2018 “Life Together News Digest,” LCMS President Matthew Harrison highlights what being part of the “priesthood of all believers” means for your life and relationships.

Prayer petition for those affected by California wildfires

LCMS Worship provides “A Petition for the California Wildfires” for congregations to use in worship services this weekend to pray for those affected by the California wildfires.

On suffering

In the midst of suffering and pain, we find our hope where Peter did: “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life …” (John 6:68).

Share it! – Ideas for observing Thanksgiving

Answers to the question, “Does your church or school do anything special to observe Thanksgiving?”

Campus Clips – Butterflies, health and honors

News from the Concordia University System.

Joyfully witnessing

From the angels to the apostles to Lutherans among their neighbors today, the Church in heaven and on earth continues to bear joyful witness to Christ.

LCMS church lost to fast-moving California wildfire

The fast-moving “Camp Fire” in Northern California has engulfed some 90,000 acres, causing at least nine confirmed fatalities and the destruction of 6,713 structures in the approximately 27,000-resident town of Paradise.