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May we pray for you?

Woman-Praying-bwDo 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)

Current Prayer List

Pastoral Call Process

Lord, you know everyone’s heart.  Show us which of these…men you have chosen… Acts. 1:24

Calling a Pastor in a time of pastoral vacancy

  • Contact your Circuit Counselor
  • Conduct a congregational self-study.  The self-study is available from the District Office
  • Arrange a pre-call meeting with the District President and the Circuit Counselor
  • Receive names of potential pastoral candidates from congregational members
  • Submit pastoral candidate names to the District President
  • Receive call list from the District President through the Circuit Counselor
  • Conduct call meeting with the assistance of the Circuit Counselor
  • Complete call documents.  Call documents are available on-line through calling the District Office
  • Study Scripture and pray through the call process, placing all confidence in the Holy Spirit.

Documents

Pastor's Information Forms

Self-Evaluation Tool

Pastoral Call Process

Call Documents

(Please call or email Jan [Jan.Koenig@in.lcms.org] for username and password.
Please use parchment paper and a color printer for the Diploma of Vocation.)

Vicarage Agreement

(Please call or email Jan [Jan.Koenig@in.lcms.org] for special paper for cover page.
Please use parchment paper and a color printer for the Diploma of Vocation.)

President's Greeting

DanMay-Web

Greetings in Christ Jesus our Lord! Welcome to our district web world! This site will give just a taste of our Indiana District which is a wonderful place in God's Kingdom! He has lavished us with His love as He daily moves us to encourage one another in our mission and ministry in Christ!  We find direction and focus in these words from St. Paul, "May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 15:5-6  God has blessed us with a wealth of church workers and congregations doing together what  none of us can do alone!

President Daniel P. May has been privileged to served the Indiana District - LCMS as President since his election at the June 2003 District Convention. Prior to his election in 2003 he  served the district as Vice President (1992-2003), Circuit Counselor (1984-1992), Education, Youth, Evangelism, and Stewardship (1976-1986). President May has also on a variety of Synod committees and as a Synod Convention Delegate on several occasions.  President continues to enjoy serving as president of our vibrant and faithful Indiana District!

President May attended and graduated from Concordia College in Milwaukee and Concordia University, River Forest, and finally Concordia Theological Seminary, Springfield, Ill. He served his vicarage at St. John, Lutheran Church in Defiance OH and the served pastorates at First Lutheran Church in Natchez, MS; St. Peter, Fort Wayne, IN; and then St. James, Lafayette, IN.  He served with gratitude on the Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services, Inc. Board of Directors.  He also served on the Tippecanoe County 4-H Board and Community Religious Life Committee in Lafayette, IN.

President May and his wife, Judy, are members of Emmanuel Lutheran Church, in Fort Wayne. Mrs. May is a Lutheran School Administrator/Teacher.  Mrs. May has organized and annually works with the Katie Retreat for the wives of our pastors.  She and President May thank God for their children, Stephanie, Paul, Joel and Sarah and their grandchildren, Micah, Gloria, Anna , Joshua, Thomas, Nathan, Benjamin, Isaiah, Adrienne, Elijah, Andrew and Johanna.

Calls and Vacancies

This information is for our prayers. Please do NOT contact these congregations about getting a call or offering to be called.

VACANT CONGREGATIONS CALLING OR GETTING READY TO CALL

  1. 1.BULL RAPIDS -WOODBURN, Zion – called Rev. Timothy A. Sims - declined
  2. 2.DEWBERRY (Cross Plains) –St. Paul -
  3. 3.LEXINGTON St. John/Bread of Life being served by Rev. Chuck Groth
  4. 4.ROCHESTER – Being served by Interim – by Rev. Mel Meyer
  5. 5.SHEPHERDSVILE, KY. Divine Savior
  6. 6.VALPARAISO – Faith Memorial – Called Rev. Eric Schoech -accepted
  7. 7.WARSAW – Redeemer – Called Rev. Matthew Kohl –
  8. 8.WEST LAFAYETTE – Purdue University Campus – Interim & Called Rev. Justin Herman
  9. 9.WOODLAND – St. Paul – (have call list)

 

CONGREGATIONS CALLING SENIOR PASTORS

  1. 1.INDY – Calvary – beginning call process
  2. 2.KENDALLVILLE, St. John – beginning call process

 

CONGREGATIONS CALLING ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE PASTORS

  1. 1.CROWN POINT – Trinity – called Rev. Todd Biermann - declined

 

 

VACANT CONGREGATIONS BEING SERVED & NOT CALLING NOW

 

  1. 1.CRAWFORDSVILLE, Holy Cross being served by Rev. Steve Shank
  2. 2.ELIZABETHTOWN -- Gloria Dei – being served by Rev. Monty Gleitz
  3. 3FORT WAYNE – Southwest Lutheran served by Interim Rev. Don Porter
  4. 4FORT WAYNE – Trinity South, Interim – Rev. Donald Sandmann
  5. 5GREENCASTLE, Peace – Interim – Rev. John Kolb
  6. 6GREENDALE – Bethlehem – served by Rev. Richard Wilkie
  7. 7GRABILL, Prince of Peace - being served by Interim Rev. Mark Neubacher
  8. 8GARY – St. John
  9. 9INDIANAPOLIS, Our Savior – served by Rev. Robert Armao
  10. 10LIGONIER, Trinity – Interimserved by Rev. Phil Schamehorn
  11. 11NEW SALISBURY – Epiphany – served by Rev. Chuck Fischer
  12. 12SHELBYVILLE – St. Mark being served by Rev. Jerrell Simmermann

 

CALLS ACCEPTED/DECLINED/UNDER CONSIDERATION:

  1. 1.Rev. Dr. Daniel Gard called to be President of Concordia University-Chicago
  2. 2.Cand. Christopher Beck Assistant Pastor, Faith, Bloomington - accepted
  3. 3.Cand. Liwei Sui for Mission & Outreach to, Faith, Bloomington - accepted
  4. 4.Cand. Joseph Barlau - Redeemer (Associate) accepted
  5. 5.Rev. Gaven Mize to Augustana, Hickory, NC - accepted
  6. 6.Rev. Kyle Wright II to Redeemer, Delta, CO - declined
  7. 7.Rev. Stephen Kieser to Associate Pastor/Headmaster, Faith, Plano, TXaccepted
  8. 8.Cand. Aaron West Holy Trinity – Greensburg - accepted
  9. 9.Rev. Raymond Smith to – Emmaus, Indianapolisaccepted Installation June 1
  10. 10.Rev. John Jameson Christ, Anderson -accepted
  11. 11.Cand. Roger Peters to Asst. to Dir. of Library Services, Concordia Theo. Seminary accepted
  12. 12.Rev. Phillip Phifer – Grace, Pensacola, FLaccepted

President's Schedule

JUNE

6-18        Ethiopia teaching trip

8            Ordination – Christopher Beck at St. Paul, Napoleon, OH (P. Marcis)

15           Installation – Faith Memorial, Valparaiso (R.Rohde)

20-21      LWML Convention – WL

22           Ordination – Joseph Barlau at St. John’s, Norwood Young America, MN (R. Blomenberg)

23-25      Southern Trip – Shepherdsville/Evansville

25          Installation – Faith, Bloomington (D. May)

26          District Executive Staff

27          Full District Staff mtg.

29          Retirement Celebrations

 

JULY

   6         Ordination-Roger Peters at Emanuel, New Haven (T. Sims)

   6         Ordination & Installation – Faith, Bloomington

   8         Zion Decatur

   9         Task Force on Relocation

13          Installation – Redeemer, Seymour (P. Bloch)

17          Woodburn/Antwerp Mtg.

23-24     Concordia University Ann Arbor

27          Installation - Christ, Anderson (D. May)

 

AUGUST

10          Lake James

17          Ordination & Installation – Holy Trinity, Greensburg (G. Robinson)

24          Faith DeMotte Dedication

26          Ministerial Health

27          Constitution Committee