Togetherness Takes Work

Togetherness Takes Work Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.  Ephesians 4:3 During a conversation over dinner with two missionaries and their wives, the comment was made that each couple finds out how long they can be apart before it becomes counterproductive. ...

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Professor Workshops This Summer

We are excited to have two opportunities this summer to connect with learning from our seminaries!   July 8–10, join Dr. Grobien from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne-CTSFW present on "Law, Virtue, and Life in Christ". Hosted at Holy Cross in Kansas City, for registration and information, visit: https://ctsfw.my.site.com/cc/s/continuing-education-detail?recordId=701Ro000002Qf3BIAS 

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Sisters’ Keepers

Sisters’ Keepers Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He said, “I do not know; am I my brother's keeper?” Genesis 4:9 There is much on which we can reflect regarding Cain’s sins.  Jealousy, hatred and murder are all sins that Cain commits.  So is simple...

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Vicki Fisher Obituary

VICKI L. FISHER April 1, 1953 – February 1, 2024 Vicki Fisher, 70, of Union Star, Missouri passed away February 1, 2024. Vicki was born on April 1, 1953 in Norfolk, Nebraska to Loren Harold and Jo Ann (Volwiler) Stoltenberg.  On July 8, 1972 she married Phillip Fisher in Randolph,...

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Rev. Dr. William Doubek Obituary

Rev. Dr. William Joseph Paul Doubek III August 4, 1951–May 30, 2024 William Joseph Paul Doubek, III, was born on August 4, 1951, in Decorah, Iowa, one of five children to Wm. Doubek, II and Elizabeth Noehl Doubek. He entered into rest on May 30, 2024, in Joplin, Missouri, at the age...

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Better Together

Better Together So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into...

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Dr. Carl Moser Obituary

Dr. Carl Moser November 8, 1937–May 31, 2024 A Note from Missouri District Director of Schools, Josh Swartz: Dr. Carl Moser was called to his heavenly home on May 31, 2024. His unwavering dedication and leadership have left an indelible mark on Lutheran Education. As a Christian Servant Leader, he...

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Serving with Luther

Serving with Luther And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.  Colossians 3:17 As a young pastor, a man came into meet with me because “he needed to talk.”  I was prepared for...

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Singing the Faith with Luther

Singing the Faith with Luther Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.  Colossians 3:16 On July 1, 1523, two Augustinian monks were burned at the stake in Brussels, more...

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Praying with Luther and His Barber

Praying with Luther and His Barber Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.”  Luke 11:1 One of Dr. Luther’s most practical writings was a response to a request from his...

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