District Announces The Mid-South District is pleased to announce Virginia (Ginny) Prince and her husband, the late Robert Prince, as the 2019 Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award recipients. The award was presented to Ginny Prince by Mid-South District President, Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola on Sunday, December 15 at her home congregation of Messiah Lutheran […]
I recently read a book (Sun Stand Still) that really challenged my way of thinking about my faith. It forced me to ask, “Am I serving God within the limits I can accomplish, or am I serving through Audacious Faith and expecting Him to accomplish the impossible?”. Honestly, I didn’t like my answer. The author […]
At this year’s Lutheran World Relief CARE-VAN ingathering the Mid-South District once again had seven drop sites collecting handmade quilts, school kits, personal care kits, baby care kits, fabric kits and boxes of soap the weekend of Nov. 1st – 2nd. Our drop sites included Christus Victor, Knoxville, TN.; Cross of Christ, Chattanooga, TN.; Our […]
Emmanuel’s quilters did another fabulous job this year! These quilts were made with love, and then blessed before shipping off to Lutheran World Relief’s Care Van earlier this month. They shipped 46 quilts (that’s 53 pounds) in the care van, plus made 13 quilts for area nursing homes, 4 were given to church families and […]
Eighteen members rallied after service on Sunday to assemble activity bags for children that police officers may encounter when responding to a call. Each bag contained an activity book and crayons, small stuffed animal, tissue, snacks and bottled water along with a note from Concordia reminding the children that Jesus loves them! Through donations and […]
This is an unusual assignment! Instead of our usual encouragement for ministry, the December 2019 issue of the Encourager is supposed to deal with the things that have happened during 2019. That being said, it’s been a good year because the work of the Mid-South District has been about the work of the Kingdom of […]
Mission Training Centers-an essential tool for evangelism and discipling the new Christians. Learn more about South East of Lake Victoria Diocese (SELVD) (here) or by visiting the website elct-selvd.org Engage – Training Centers in Tanzania from VimeoLCMS on Vimeo.
God’s Holy Helpers Shepherd of the Hills presented an Angel Workshop at the Fairfield Glade Community Center on Saturday, September 28th, in FFG. The Event was sponsored by Thrivent Financial as a “LIVE GENEROUSLY” action team project. The workshop developed into a great spiritual outreach for the church. Forty-seven people attended, including twenty-five non-members. At […]
Education executive of the Mid-South district, Allen Piepenbrink, presented the accreditation certificate to interim principal, Cara Steely, and Pastor Dan Hauser during a worship service. Christ School in Little Rock successfully passed its accreditation review sponsored by National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) in St. Louis, MO.
The Rite of Installation for Rev. Danny Anderson was held at Grace Lutheran Church, Knoxville, TN on Sunday, September 22, 2019. Pastor Anderson became the Associate Pastor for Grace Lutheran Church, after serving at Christ Memorial Lutheran Church in Houston. Pictured with Pastor Anderson (Front L-R) are Rev. Ray Kreig, Rev. Lane Reuter, President Rev. […]