Devotion: Praise the LORD

Praise the Lord, all you nations. Worship him, every race of people. For his mercy overwhelms us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord. (Psalm 117)

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Travis Air Force Base Welcomes Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) Program

When anyone wants to join the St. John Lutheran Church in Vacaville, California, Pastor Chris Hoppe sets a time to meet them. For example, Robert and Aimee Baird, who enjoyed a dinner with Pastor Hoppe. 

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Forgive as the Lord forgave you

 

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Devotion: Finding peace

“Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.” (Psalm 85:10)

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“His mercy endures forever"

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His mercy endures forever. (Psalm 136:1)

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Be sure of eternal life

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives.  Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.  (John 14:27)

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How Does a 119-year-old Organization Observe the 500th Anniversary of Lutheranism?

Around the celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Lutheran Reformation, The Lutheran Home Association will celebrate its 119th birthday.

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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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