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Today's Devotion - Audio

» The Language of Home – April 21, 2018
we get caught up in all the distractions...

» First Things First – April 20, 2018
our greatest need and God’s gracious solution....

» Know God – April 19, 2018
Who is this God?...

Forward in Christ Magazine

» God’s map
We might not know where we’re going, but God does.  Nicole Peterson  “Sweetheart, the map is not wrong.”  “Tim. It is. We followed exactly the roads indicated on this map and here we are.”  “Nic, clearly we didn’t.”  Tim and I, barely thirty years old and just days into our new marriage, were standing at the top of the Waimea Canyon Continued.

» Reaching Native Christians 
WELS’ first missionaries to a foreign nation stepped off the train in Arizona determined to share the gospel with the Apache people.  Daniel J. Rautenberg and Debbie K. Dietrich  “This is the worst of times to begin an Indian mission.” So said a veteran missionary in 1876 as the Iowa synod was deciding whether or not to begin a gospel outreach effort to American Indians.   Continued.

» Light for our path: Christian baker sued for not providing a wedding cake for a gay wedding
Recently there was a news story about a Christian baker who was sued because he would not provide a wedding cake for a gay wedding. Didn’t he miss out on an opportunity to show Christian love and speak truth while still providing a service? Aren’t we supposed to love our neighbor?  James F. Pope The United Continued.

WELS Together Newsletter:

» Conference of Presidents spring 2018 meeting summary
At its recent meeting, the Conference of Presidents (COP) reviewed the pastoral vacancy situation. It was reported that there are 125 vacancies for pastorally trained positions, with 106 of those in parishes. The vacancy rate remains high, although it has not increased since last fall. The COP has received questions about whether the Scouting organizations Continued.

» Home Missions approves new mission starts
On April 13, the Board for Home Missions approved support for seven new mission congregations as well as support to enhance mission-minded ministry at seven other congregations. “Being a part of the process that determines which new starts and enhancements to support is challenging but rewarding,” says Rev. Wayne Uhlhorn, chairman of the Board for Continued.

» Cameroon mission update
Cameroon Missionary Jeff Heitsch and his wife, Stephanie, will be leaving Cameroon and be temporarily relocated to the United States due to internal political unrest in the country. They arrived in Cameroon in October 2017. Conflict between the English-speaking and French-speaking parts of Cameroon began to intensify about the time of the Heitsches’ arrival, and Continued.

» Deadline approaching for hymns feedback
May 1 is the final deadline to submit feedback about the WELS Hymnal Project’s initial decision about which of the 700 currently published hymns in Christian Worship (CW) and Christian Worship: Supplement (CWS) will be included in the new hymnal. For the past 10 months the WELS Hymnal Project has been posting a selection of Continued.

» Series highlights new members’ journeys of faith
In April 2008, Forward in Christ (FIC) magazine started a new series called “Confessions of faith,” in which WELS adult confirmands share their journeys of faith to a WELS congregation. What was intended to be a one-year series has now been a staple of the synod’s magazine for the past ten years. It’s also one Continued.

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Through My Bible In 3 Years - Audio

» Through My Bible Yr 1 – April 21
Bible reading Deuteronomy 2 (NIV84)

» Through My Bible Yr 1 – April 20
Bible reading Deuteronomy 1 (NIV84)

» Through My Bible Yr 1 – April 19
Bible reading Mark 9:30-50 (NIV84)

» Through My Bible Yr 1 – April 18
Bible reading Mark 9:1-29 (NIV84)

» Through My Bible Yr 1 – April 17
Bible reading Mark 8:27-38 (NIV84)