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Called Up to Serve

In a Wisconsin congregation, a pastor and his people prepare for a year of separation due to a military deployment.

Pandemics Don’t Stop Disasters — or the Church’s Response

Natural disasters were not slowed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and neither was the work of LCMS World Relief and Human Care Disaster Response.

Q&A with the Rev. Scot Kerns, Montana State Representative

Pastor, Air Force chaplain and now member of the Montana House of Representatives. The Rev. Scot Kerns has worn many hats since graduating from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, in 2013.

Waiting for the End

The Word of God gives joyful freedom as the faithful wait for ‘the end of all things.’

Christ’s Gifts Freely Given

A Lutheran congregation in Texas continues to minister to members on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.

In the Good Shepherd’s Fold

At The Shepherd’s Hand Community Outreach Center in Fort Wayne, Ind., Lutherans reach out to the community with human care and the Gospel.

Whenever and Wherever

God is sending workers into His harvest fields through the Livonian Lutheran Project, an online program based in Latvia that provides theological education in English.

Preach It

Two pastors are honing their preaching skills through PALS, Preach the Word and their growing friendship.

Sinners Who Need the Word of God

Campus ministries in Champaign, Ill., and Ypsilanti, Mich., provide what is most essential for college students and those in their community: the Word and Sacraments.

Mercy After Disaster

For 15 years, Lutheran Early Response Teams have brought care for body and soul to those devastated by natural disasters.

The Centrality of the Word

Historic Trinity Lutheran Church in Detroit is a photographer’s playground. But most importantly, the architecture guides us to Christ on the cross and His Word

From Skeptic to Seminary

After a career in theoretical physics, Dr. Samuel Lee is studying to become a pastor to reach out to the Chinese population in Milwaukee.

Q&A with Missionary Johanna Stinnett

LCMS missionary Johanna Stinnett talks about Ethiopia and what it has been like to live in another country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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