June 25-26, 2015
Fort Wayne IN
The Indiana District's Retreat for Wives & Widows of LCMS Pastors
February 7-9, 2015
The Inn at DePauw
January 30-31, 2015, Carmel Lutheran Church
Children ask their parents that question as they are traveling from one place to another. Parents ask the question in their minds as they pray for patience!
Mary might have asked that question of Joseph as they traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem. That must have been a difficult journey for her as she carried the Baby in her womb.
Children ask a similar question in December: "When will we get to open our presents?" Parents wonder if Christmas will ever get here as they deal with all the logistics of the season.
"When are we going to get there?" the church asks as we look forward to our Lord's return. "How long, O Lord, will it be before You come back in power and glory? When will we get to see You face to face?"
God's people live in patience and hope. When are we going to get there? When the journey is over. God knows when that is, and that's good enough for us!
We are thankful that a second container of humanitarian aid arrived safely in South Sudan in early November. The shipment contained more than 300,000 fortified meals, water purification supplies, and blankets that will be provided to orphans, hospital patients, and displaced families. On November 18th, a third container of aid was shipped and is expected to arrive in January of 2015. Kids Against Hunger satellites in Louisville and Fort Wayne provided 275,000 fortified meals and more than 400 blankets were donated by several Lutheran congregations. For additional news and updates visit www.lovethehungry.org
May we pray for you?
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil.4:6
As God's people, we have the privilege and responsibility to bring all things before the Lord in prayer. Please let us know what to pray for you!
"The presence of the Spirit of grace grants us the privilege and creates in us the ability, nay, the necessity, to begin to pray." - Luther (W45,540-E49,113-SL8,3610)
Serving the Lord with you,
Rev.Daniel P. May, Indiana District President (LCMS)