Bringing God’s Word to our residents’ front door

At The Lutheran Home Association (TLHA), our care communities depend on the hard work and dedication of the direct caregivers who help with our residents’ essential and personal needs. In a culture of care where sharing the love of Christ is an essential part of daily life, they are truly the hands and feet of Jesus.

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Chaplains Provide a Church Home for Residents

When Rev. Mark Bartsch took on the role of chaplain at Heritage Homes, in Watertown, WI, the first new residents that he met were Marilyn and Frank Kapps.

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Chaplaincy student shares residents joys and disappointments

Alan Hairsine enrolled in the WELS Chaplain Certificate (CCP) course through Martin Luther College to learn how to better communicate the saving message of Christ and be a comforting presence to those who are hurting. As part of his education, Alan is shadowing Pastor Ed Fredrich, chaplain atThe Lutheran Home Belle Plaine Campus.

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Bringing God’s Word to resident’s front door through chaplaincy

It was just a tilt of his head, but it meant so much when Todd Gustafson nodded in agreement. He was acknowledging faith in Jesus’ work as the only reason for heaven. It was a different message from Todd’s Mormon faith, which teaches each person must earn salvation. God’s saving grace is absent from Mormon theology.

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Chaplains enrich daily life at senior living with God's love

It’s early on a Wednesday, and Pastor Mark Bartsch is in his office reading correspondence and gathering his thoughts for the day ahead. Soon it will be time for daily devotion in the dining room, then the popular Wednesday worship service he leads at Heritage Homes in Watertown, Wis., where he
is the full-time chaplain.

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Wedding Bells at The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine

It’s not every day we celebrate the marriage of one of our residents in our facilities, but last spring, The Lutheran Home: Belle Plaine was able to give a special couple a fairy tale wedding in the onsite chapel.

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TLHA Honors Two Chaplains Celebrating Ministry Anniversaries

In 2014, we celebrated the ministry anniversaries of two of our chaplains.

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