The Holy Spirit inspired King David to write in Psalm 122:1, “I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” As Peace Lutheran Church family, we had the joy of sharing this sentiment as God allowed us to “go to the House of the Lord” together on […]
Peace Lutheran Church (Cherokee Village AR)
Job Comfort dog—Collierville
At Christ the King, Memphis, congregants are accustomed to seeing the wagging tail and friendly eyes of Job Comfort Dog every Saturday and Sunday before and after worship. Children line up to pet this beautiful, well-trained golden retriever, and adults come by to get their weekly dose of that silky fur and calm countenance. Out […]
Pastor Davenport Welcomed
Our Redeemer, Ft. Smith The Rite of Installation was held for Rev. Dr. Richard Davenport on Sunday February 28, 2021 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, Ft. Smith, AR.
2019 Ralph Weiser Excellence in Ministry Award Recipient
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 […]
20 Years Strong – Exponentially Amazing
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 […]
Lutheran World Relief CARE-VAN Drive 2019
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 […]
How much do 46 quilts weigh?
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 […]
Kits for Kids Project
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 […]
2019 at the Mid-South District
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 […]
Engage – Training Centers in Tanzania
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.
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