Do Not Be Anxious About Tomorrow

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. Matthew 6:33-34 There are still many troubled and anxious...

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God Keeps More Than Promises

“The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”  Numbers 6:24-26 As God’s children, we are called to keep God’s commandments.  To keep means that we are to guard and treasure those words from...

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Voice: May 2020

Click to read as PDF or to print out:  May 2020 Voice Announcing a very special edition of The Voice- May is highlighting many of the special missions that partner with the Missouri District Office! There are so many great blessings, despite COVID-19, and your District support helps make these...

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Longing to See You

“But since we were torn away from you, brothers, for a short time, in person not in heart, we endeavored the more eagerly and with great desire to see you face to face.” 1 Thessalonians 2:17 Letter writing has become a lost art in this era of texts and Snapchats....

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Part of Something Greater

I urge you, then, be imitators of me. That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in every church.  1 Corinthians 4:16-17 Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Hattula, Finland was constructed...

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The Challenge of Clergy Isolation During COVID-19 Days

The Challenge of Clergy Isolation During COVID-19 DaysA Letter from DoxologyMost pastors didn’t have “Global Pandemic” on their calendar for Spring 2020. Yet, faithful pastors continue to do what it is that they have been given to do as they care for their sheep and lambs, preaching the Word in...

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Family Stories

And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will work for you today.” Exodus 14:13 In an age of tablets and personal devices, we have nearly lost the art of the family story. In years gone by, the dinner...

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Remember Who You Are

  Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.  For if...

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No Distractions, No Deterrents

When the days drew near for [Jesus] to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. Luke 9:51 The Pixar film Up tells the story of Carl, an aged widower, and Russell, a young scout, who end up on an adventure together where they meet up with...

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