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Rev. Eric Klemme has recently recorded an album: “Gas Station Roses.” It is an Americana/Folk and Rockabilly album of original songs played on ukulele and guitar. Sale proceeds from now until Christ the King’s third annual car show, Cruising With the King, will go to support the free show and its community outreach purpose. This …
What a wonderful blessing it was to have Pentecost Sunday worship as our first “in-person service” back in the beautiful sanctuary of St. John Lutheran Church in New Orleans! The “We’re Back!” worship included the excitement of welcoming twelve new members to the St. John family!!! It truly was a day to celebrate the gift …
Like prayers rise up as incense, so does the smell of brisket from the homemade concrete smoker that has been behind the fellowship hall at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Biloxi, Mississippi, for many many years. Known for their culinary skills in everything from award-winning gumbo to whole pig roasts, these culinarian …
The congregation of Christ Lutheran Church in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, is celebrating African American Month by wearing Black history celebration t-shirts during worship. Ms. Cheryl Montgomery, church secretary, donated the shirts. Other activities will include a Black history program presented by the youth on February 23, 2020, and a free screening of The First Rosa movie …
The young Sunday school class at Christ Lutheran Church in Albertville, Alabama, may be small—but their message is MIGHTY! These three 2-5 year-olds demonstrated the Christmas story with the help of narrator Jennifer Wiley on Christmas Eve. Our angel, Selena Gonzalez, spoke the angelic words of Luke 2:10, 14; and our shepherds – Benjamin Gonzalez …
“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it. And God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are …
Rev. Timothy E. Sowers was installed as the pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cantonment, Florida, on November 24, 2019. Rev. Eric C. Johnson, Southern District President, officiated the installation and provided the message. Pictured Top Left: Trinity Lutheran Church welcome sign Top Right: Pastor Tim and his wife, Kim Bottom: Pastors of Circuit 10 …
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Covington, LA, shared the message of God’s love and His Son’s resurrection with 100 children (and their parents!) on Saturday, March 13! God made a way for many Gospel seeds to be sown on this special day, an event that was open to the community. Children who attended Holy Trinity’s …
100 Years of Reaching Out with God’s Friendship is the theme of the 100th anniversary of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Gulfport, MS. While there are (have been) several events planned throughout the year, the main celebration will be November 3, 2019. Southern District President, Rev. Eric C. Johnson, has agreed to be our guest …
The youth at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, where Rev. Jeff Hesterman is Pastor, served their annual Pre-Valentine Day Breakfast to the congregation. The donations given on that day will provide Christian education activities this summer.
During the months of December 2018 and January 2019, the members of Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church, located on the campus of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, collected food items to be donated to the LSU Food Pantry. The mission of the LSU Food Pantry is to provide supplemental food to students in …
The members of Christ Lutheran Church in Albertville, AL, gave assistance to the children as they decorated the church for Christmas on Sunday, December 2, after the worship service. When everything was perfectly arranged, everyone gathered in the fellowship hall for a spaghetti cook-off dinner. Ladies had prepared four pots of different sauces available to …

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