Lutherans For Life Update

Historically, the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod has been a leader in proclaiming the Sanctity of Human Life. Of course, this is based on the high value that our Lord placed on human life as described repeatedly in the Bible. It is great to see that the LCMS continues to be at the forefront on this important issue. The attached article will give you an update on this important ministry of love.

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Developing An Attitude of Gratitude Throughout the Year!

if you are one of the people who struggle with worry, one strategy we can use to combat this is to develop an attitude of gratitude. Take a look!

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The Meaning of Epiphany

If you have been in worship lately, you know that we have used the title "Epiphany" rather often! Attached is a short article to reminds you of why we celebrate the Church season of Epiphany.

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Every One His Witness information

On January 20-21, I mentioned in worship a new outreach initiative by the Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod. Attached is some further information.

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Advent Traditions: The Advent Wreath

Our church has been beautifully decorated. The season of Advent begins this weekend. This is a link to a brief description of the meaning behind the season of Advent and of the Advent wreath.

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Recommit to Reformation

The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation is upon us. As you have probably heard, many LCMS congregations of Southeast Missouri are hosting special events. Our area Reformation celebration service will take place on Saturday, October 28th at 6:00 pm at Trinity. The identical service will take place at 2:00 on October 29th at St. Paul Lutheran in Jackson. It will be a joyful celebration with beautiful anthems and hymns. Rev. Dr. Gerhardt Bode will preach, Holy Communion will be celebrated.

Below is the link to a fascinating article about the Reformation, and a call to a reformation again today.

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Warmth and Glow of the Campfire

My brother-in-law is executive director of the Center for US Missions. He regularly leads seminars teaching mission outreach skills and explaining the importance of planting new churches. I was reading his newsletter and thought that this article could be applied in our daily lives.

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Eclipse Bible Study

This Sunday between services in the Fellowship Hall, we will hold a Bible Study that focuses on "The Great American Eclipse and our Creaturely Sense of Wonder." This study is made available by Concordia Seminary -- St. Louis. Just in case you cannot attend, here is a copy of the material.

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Evangelism Requires Both Logic and Loveliness

I know that many of us struggle with how to share our faith, especially with our family and friends who are not asking "faith-based questions." This article offers a unique perspective.

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Four Anchor Posts for Mission

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