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(Originally from: http://blogs.lcms.org/2015/new-work-in-an-ancient-land) Ethiopia is a country with an ancient history and rich culture dating back to the Old Testament period. Some Bible versions translate Cush in Ezek. 29:10 as “Ethiopia,” and the Oromo, the largest of Ethiopia’s many tribes, is known as “Southern Cushite.” Christianity has been in Ethiopia for nearly 2,000 years. It became the state religion in 330 A.D. when Archbishop Athanasius of Alexandria sent a bishop to Ethiopia, resulting in the birth of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, and it remains the predominant religion to this day. Lutherans are relative latecomers to this African nation—and the LCMS later still. Lutheran contact with Ethiopia began in the 17th century with the arrival of Dr. Peter Heyling, . . . Read All
The Christmas and Epiphany seasons in the church year are excellent times to remember the Synod’s efforts to share the Incarnation, Nativity, Epiphany, Baptism, Death, Resurrection, Ascension of Jesus (see “The Litany” from LSB pg. 288) with the entire world. The 140 Synod International Missionaries (career and GEO missionaries) share the Gospel with those who haven’t heard it before and work to strengthen Lutheran churches where they serve. Please remember them in your prayers. January 2015 marks the Synod’s Mission Emphasis. The link to the Synod’s emphasis on International Mission includes link to bulletin inserts and other resources (including prayer cards for LCMS missionaries) that can be used by Districts or congregations to increase awareness of international mission . . . Read All
(1)Rev. Todd Kolbaum talks about Rural & Small Town Mission, (2) Rev. John Perling looks at John 11:38-57 and gives today’s sermonette.
(1) Deaconess Pam Nielson talks about Lutherans Engage the World, (2) Rev. Warren Woerth talks about Creation Club, and (3) Rev. Peter Marcis looks at Romans 7:21-8:17 and gives today’s sermonette.
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