Still Learning Lessons from Grandma

Still Learning Lessons from Grandma I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. 2 Timothy 1:5 My brother and I recently traveled to help our father and stepmother prepare for...

Continue reading

Rev. William R. Voelker Obituary

Rev. William Roger Voelker Oct 5, 1944–Sept 8. 2021   Rev. William Roger Voelker (pastor emeritus) was the son of William C. Voelker and Nya T. Voelker.  He was born October 5, 1944 and was baptized into the Christian faith October 15, 1944 at St. John Lutheran Church, Palmer, Kansas. ...

Continue reading

May We Be Useful

May We Be Useful Get Mark and bring him with you, for he is very useful to me for ministry.  2 Timothy 4:11 Paul and Barnabas parted ways in Antioch over whether to take Mark with them on their next journey.  Mark had previously abandoned them and was now the source...

Continue reading

Rev. Stuart Brassie Obituary

Rev. Stuart Brassie “Dr. Stu Brassie was a tireless advocate for missions across the Missouri District.  He served in the District for twenty years and alongside of three different presidents.  His encouragement and support for church planters and other pastors involved in mission work was constant.  Our congregations were blessed...

Continue reading

Tomorrow’s Teachers & Preachers

Tomorrow’s Teachers and Preachers Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Matthew 9:37-38 Hannah vowed that if the Lord gave her a son that she would offer him to the...

Continue reading

Rev. Leonard Poppe Obituary

Rev. Leonard Poppe Oct 23, 1959 – Aug 15, 2021 The Reverend Leonard Bruce Poppe of Lincoln, Missouri was born on Oct 23, 1959 in Corpus Christi, TX to Clarence and Lucile Poppe.  He was baptized on November 22, 1959 and was confirmed on May 28, 1972 at St. John...

Continue reading

The Main Thing

The Main Thing For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.  1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Though I have read the words many times before,...

Continue reading

To Whom Shall We Go?

To Whom Shall We Go? After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him.  So Jesus said to the twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?”  Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”  John 6:66-68 Peter’s words in...

Continue reading

“Letters from Havana” Firsthand Accounts from 1957-1958

"Letters from Havana" by Rev. David Dissen A unique opportunity to read a slice of history: Missouri District pastor Rev. David Dissen is publishing letters from his vicarage which he served in Cuba during the revolution.    Rev. Dissen wrote letters on an almost weekly basis to his parents between...

Continue reading