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As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.

As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.
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As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.

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Episodes

Helping Congregations Move Forward --- 2019/10/23

10/23/2019
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Rev. Billy Brath, Vice President for Ministry Support with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what ministry support means for LCEF and the organizations it serves, stories of how LCEF has helped congregations move forward, and who is eligible for help from LCEF. Learn more at lcef.org.

Duration:00:13:41

Teaching Lutheran Liturgy and Hymnody --- 2019/10/23

10/23/2019
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Deaconess Sandra Rhein, Hymnal Consultant for the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the latest news from hymnal projects for Amharic and Mandarin languages, as well as teaching liturgical history in Southeast Asia. Read more of her story and watch videos of this hymnal translation process in the Spring 2018 edition of Lutherans Engage, available at engage.lcms.org/hymnal-project-spring-2018.

Duration:00:12:22

Come, Lord Jesus: A Sermon Series --- 2019/10/22

10/22/2019
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Rev. Dr. W. Mart Thompson, Associate Professor of Practical Theology and Director of Specific Ministry Pastor Program at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how Advent is an opportunity for more time in the Word, the Advent-Christmas sermon series and devotion series available from Concordia Seminary, and how both pastors and families can benefit from this resource. Learn more and find the resource at...

Duration:00:11:39

Children of the Heavenly Father --- 2019/10/22

10/22/2019
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Kelly Schumacher, Liturgical Artist of AgnusDeiArts.com, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her travels to the Dominican Republic to share liturgical art, the giclee painting “Children of the Heavenly Father,” and the impact of this trip and project. Latin American missionaries are requesting these reproductions for their schools and churches. For every print purchased 1 will also be donated to Latin American missions! View the artwork at...

Duration:00:13:16

Stress and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents --- 2019/10/21

10/21/2019
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Stephen M. Saunders, Ph.D., Professor and Chairperson of the Psychology Department at Marquette University, and Deaconess Laura Jostes from Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, Missouri, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the Village Lecture Series, the upcoming lecture Dr. Saunders will present about stress and anxiety in young people, and how the stress affects them as they mature. Attend this Lecture on Saturday, November 2, at Village Lutheran Church in Ladue, Missouri. The lecture is free...

Duration:00:11:34

Mental Health Monday: Emotions and Where to Put Them --- 2019/10/21

10/21/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the ways we deal with emotions (both good and bad coping mechanisms), practical tips for faithfully dealing with emotions, and why this even matters in our relationships. Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at heidigoehmann.com.

Duration:00:13:45

Wellness for the Whole Person: LCMS Wellness Day --- 2019/10/18

10/18/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the first LCMS Wellness Day, why talking about wellness is so important (especially for church workers), what it means to be well, and where we find our ultimate identity. Find resources at lcms.org/wellness. Find all Church Worker Wellness podcasts at kfuo.org/tag/church-worker-wellness.

Duration:00:14:02

Feast of St. Luke --- 2019/10/18

10/18/2019
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Rev. Dr. Daniel Paavola, Theology Department Chair at Concordia University Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Feast of St. Luke, including who St. Luke was, what makes Luke unique, how the Lord used Luke’s vocation of physician, and what we can learn from Luke.

Duration:00:13:26

Short-Term Mission: Missionary Children’s Program --- 2019/10/17

10/17/2019
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Anne Gonzalez, DCE, Manager of Short-term Mission Training & Engagement with the LCMS, and Jeb and Lisa Schreiber, volunteers for the East Africa Children’s program with the LCMS Office of International Mission, join Andy and Sarah to talk about why they decided to serve on this short-term team to Ethiopia, what they learned as they wre serving, and stories of the people they met and served with. Find your opportunity to serve on a short-term mission team at servenow.lcms.org.

Duration:00:14:26

Combating Bullies and Mean Behavior --- 2019/10/17

10/17/2019
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Jody Token, founder and coach of The Great Flip, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about resources for our children to overcome bully culture during National Bullying Prevention Month, including how we define bullying, practical tips for children to use, and a resource she's developed to teach children these skills. Learn more and find the resource at thegreatflip.com/anti-bullying-activity.

Duration:00:12:41

Life Issues: Abortion, Vaccines, and Word of Hope --- 2019/10/16

10/16/2019
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Rev. Michael Salemink, Executive Director of Lutherans for Life, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about questions they receive about life issues, including the use of aborted fetal tissue in the development of vaccines and what this means for Christians, and the increase in call volume at the Word of Hope hotline (888-21-STORY) after the release of the Unplanned DVD. Find resources for these things at lutheransforlife.org and cogforlife.org.

Duration:00:12:35

Powerful Opportunity for Schools --- 2019/10/16

10/16/2019
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Matt Forck— vice president of community, economic development and energy solutions for Ameren Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Neighborhood Solar program, how this program can benefit organizations like our Lutheran schools, and how organizations can apply. Learn more at amerenmissouri.com/neighborhoodsolar.

Duration:00:12:10

With My Lost Saints --- 2019/10/15

10/15/2019
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Rachel Bomberger— writer, editor, home educator, Navy Chaplain’s wife and co-host of The Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge podcast, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about her article in the October issue of the Lutheran Witness, “With My Lost Saints,” including her relationship with a loved one who has Alzheimer’s Disease and what we gain from people who fade away from us. Read her article at blogs.lcms.org/2019/with-my-lost-saints. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and...

Duration:00:12:07

October Lutheran Witness: Reformation and Saints --- 2019/10/15

10/15/2019
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Kevin Armbrust, Interim Managing Editor of the Lutheran Witness, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the theme of the October issue of LW, some of the stories of the Reformation, and why saints are important to us. Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness.

Duration:00:12:14

Experiencing the Holy Land --- 2019/10/14

10/14/2019
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Rev. Dr. Nabil Nour, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Hartford, South Dakota, and Fourth Vice President of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his childhood home in Nazareth, his journeys back to the Holy Land, and what his guests see and learn on these trips.

Duration:00:10:46

Mental Health Monday: Emotions or Knowledge? --- 2019/10/14

10/14/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the value and purpose of emotions, the role emotions play in our daily life, and the relationship between emotions and knowledge. Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at heidigoehmann.com.

Duration:00:13:05

Singing through Instruments: Music at Concordia Seminary --- 2019/10/11

10/11/2019
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Dr. Jim Marriott, Kreft Chair for Music Arts and Director of Musical Arts at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, and Erica Mertz, associate conductor for Laudamus at Concordia Seminary, join Sarah to talk about the Laudamus choir and tour, why music groups and tours are an important part of seminary life, and the After Chapel concert Erica will be performing in February. Find Laudamus tour details and all of Concordia Seminary’s concert offerings at csl.edu/music.

Duration:00:26:59

Lutheran Hymnody & Liturgy in West Africa --- 2019/10/10

10/10/2019
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Phillip Magness, Music Specialist serving the Lord in West & Central Africa, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his journey into his music vocations, stories about his initial work in Francophone Africa, the legacy of church music in Africa, and how local African churches make Lutheran church music their own. Read more about Phillip and how to support his work at lcms.org/magness. The hymns in today’s program, “Avant que l’abue n’ait paru” and “C’est un rempart que notre Dieu” and the first...

Duration:00:27:46

National Disability Employment Awareness Month --- 2019/10/09

10/9/2019
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David Riley, supported by Bethesda Lutheran Communities, and Lanessa Stutz, David’s Bethesda job coach, join Andy to talk about National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and how Bethesda Lutheran Communities is changing the narrative from what can’t be done to what can. Bethesda helps empower individuals to be wonderful, loyal employees. Learn more at bethesdalc.org.

Duration:00:13:06

40 Day for Life --- 2019/10/09

10/9/2019
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Rev. Dr. Jason Wagner, pastor of Hope Lutheran Church in High Ridge, Missouri, and the Missouri District Life Coordinator, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what a Life Coordinator does, what 40 Days for Life is all about, and how people across the country (and world!) can participate. If you’re in Missouri, sign up to participate on October 31, 2019, at lflofmo.org. To learn more about 40 Days for Life or to find more participation information outside of Missouri, visit 40daysforlife.com.

Duration:00:11:32