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Your Turn / LCMS Rural/Small Town Ministry Conference
« on: September 14, 2019, 10:01:53 AM »
The Rural and Small Town Ministry Conference is being held in Minneapolis in mid-November.  I have never attended but am considering it this year, as it is relatively close ( I usually go the Good Shepherd Institute at the Fort Wayne seminary in November).  Has anyone any experience with it?  Is it a large group?  How helpful did you find it?  Anyone planning on attending this particular event (apparently there will not be one in 2020, or maybe in years to come at all)?

Your Turn / Service of Sending for College Students
« on: August 07, 2019, 04:34:18 PM »
We will again soon be having our service of sending for those leaving the area to attend colleges and other institutions of higher learning.  I am wondering if any of you here would have resources/orders you have used that you would be willing to share.  Thanks.

Your Turn / New LCMS Catechism -- A Question
« on: December 06, 2017, 11:51:15 AM »
I just received the new LCMS catechism and was leafing through it.  On page 101, under the discussion of the Sixth Commandment and divorce, it says this:

"Note: Sadly, divorce cannot be avoided in many circumstances of domestic abuse, which constitutes a form of malicious desertion."

I know that view has been argued for a while, but my question is: when/how did this become the official position of our synod (so that it gets enshrined in the catechism explanation)? 

Your Turn / Installation Question
« on: September 30, 2017, 08:57:38 PM »
I just received word that one of the parishes of our Crookston Circuit will be installing its new pastor on October 15 at 10:00 AM.  Which means that literally NONE of the other pastors of the circuit will be able to attend, as we all will be in our own churches leading services.  To make matters worse (at least for me and my congregations), the pastor-elect is a former vicar of mine at Crookston/Eldred.  So, my question (especially to LCMS pastors here): is this common, to have the installation at such a time?  It has always been my experience that these services have been afternoon or early evening to accommodate the neighboring pastors (and their parishioners, should they wish to attend).  I have just send word to our circuit visitor, expressing my profound disappointment at this scheduling choice.

Your Turn / Food For the Poor Charity
« on: April 25, 2017, 11:39:25 AM »
Is anyone familiar with this group (Food for the Poor) out of Coconut Creek FL?  They have contacted me about having one of their speakers (retired LCMS, they said) present to our church.  Any info before I ask the church council would be helpful.  Thanks.

Your Turn / Bible Answer Man Converts to Greek Orthodox
« on: April 13, 2017, 05:57:06 PM »

The only reason I ever heard of this fellow was a dust-up years back when LCMS President Kieschnick was on this man's radio show.

Your Turn / Palm Sunday and Good Friday -- Different Crowds?
« on: March 20, 2017, 10:44:42 AM »
Yesterday, at the adult Bible class, apparently the question came up of whether or not the crowds of Palm Sunday and Good Friday were entirely the same/mostly the same/somewhat the same/mostly different/entirely different.  I say "apparently" because I am not there for Bible class, as I am at the country church during that time.  According to my wife, the general consensus there seemed to be that they were almost entirely different groups.  I would be interested in hearing your thoughts.  Thanks.

Your Turn / Prof. Richard Muller
« on: April 12, 2016, 10:48:52 AM »
From an email from Concordia Theological Seminary (Fort Wayne):

Prof. Richard Muller—1928–2016

April 12, 2016
Dear Friends,

It has pleased our Heavenly Father to call Home his faithful servant, Richard Muller.

Richard came to CTSFW in 1978, serving as Director of Financial Aid and Assistant Registrar. He also served as Associate Academic Dean and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Peter and Deborah, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. His dear wife, Kay, preceded him in death in 2010.

Calling will be at Hockemeyer & Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Road, on Thursday, April 14, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.The funeral will be at Ascension Lutheran Church, 8811 St. Joe Road, on Friday, April 15, at 10:00 a.m., with calling at the church at 9:00 a.m.His obituary is available here,

“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
“O death, where is your victory? 
O death, where is your sting?”
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.-1 Corinthians 15:55-57

With you, in Christ's service,
President Rast

Your Turn / Pipe Smoking Poll
« on: January 20, 2016, 09:00:24 PM »
Just curious.  I find pipe smoking to help when I am writing a sermon. 

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