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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

Lutheran Heritage Foundation: Stories from the Field --- 2019/12/13

12/13/2019
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Rev. Matt Heise, Executive Director for the Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF), joins Andy and Sarah to share stories from his visits to countries around the world, including Finland, Germany, and Thailand. Learn more about LHF’s work around the world at lhfmissions.org.

Duration:00:26:37

Serving the Lord in Uruguay --- 2019/12/12

12/12/2019
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Rev. James and Angela Sharp, who serve as LCMS missionaries in Uruguay, join Andy and Sarah to talk about their work in Uruguay, the uniqueness of the community where they serve, and how they share the Gospel among the people they serve. Read their story and how to support their work at lcms.org/sharp.

Duration:00:12:02

Third Sunday in Advent: Rejoice! --- 2019/12/12

12/12/2019
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Rev. Tyrel Bramwell, pastor of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ferndale, California, and author of several books available at tyrelbramwell.com, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the themes we hear about in 1 and 3 year lectionary for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, the unique meaning of “Gaudete” Sunday, and the hymn of the day we’ll get to sing. Find more about Lutheran lectionaries and hymns at lcms.org/worship.

Duration:00:13:10

Making Disciples for Life --- 2019/12/11

12/11/2019
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Rev. Robert Zagore, Executive Director of the LCMS Office of National Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the vast expanse of how the Office of National Mission serves synod-wide, how the new Internet Resource Center will serve those who access it, and the upcoming Making Disciples for Life conferences. Learn more and register for the conference at lcms.org.

Duration:00:25:27

Sharing the Gospel through Christmas Cards --- 2019/12/10

12/10/2019
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Kelly Schumacher, liturgical artist with Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the tradition of sending Christmas cards, how we share the Gospel through these cards, and the cards Kelly has available through Agnus Dei Liturgical Arts. See her artwork at AgnusDeiArts.com.

Duration:00:12:11

Legacy of Ministry in Orchard Farm --- 2019/12/10

12/10/2019
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Rev. James Thomas, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church & School in Orchard Farm (St Charles), Missouri, which is KFUO Radio’s Church of the Week, joins Andy and Sarah to share some history of Trinity Lutheran Church & School, how the school is a key part of their ministry to St. Charles, and special events going on at Trinity. Learn more about Trinity at trinityorchardfarm.com and learn how your church can become a Church of the Week at kfuo.org/partner-with-us.

Duration:00:13:35

LCMS Servant Events: Appalachia --- 2019/12/09

12/9/2019
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Randy Ronning— LCMS Servant Event Committee, Deanna Cheadle—Project Coordinator with TODAY in Appalachia, Andrea Vest—Community Life Leader with Riches in Richmond, and Terry Yahr— Community Life Leader with TODAY in Appalachia, join Andy to talk about what a Servant Event is, the needs of each of their communities, and how a Servant Event meets those needs. Learn more and find your Servant Event at servantevents.lcms.org.

Duration:00:13:46

Mental Health Monday: Relationship Stress at the Holidays --- 2019/12/09

12/9/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the holidays and mental health. In part 2 of 4, they discuss people and relationship stressors, including who we spending time with, the impact of family dynamics and expectations, and what kind of decompression do we need. 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...

Duration:00:13:07

Theological Themes in Advent Hymns --- 2019/12/06

12/6/2019
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Matt Machemer, associate kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about 5 distinct themes in Advent hymnody and a few samples of hymns where these themes shine through. These themes and hymns are: Old Testament Parallels – LSB 352 Jesus as King – LSB 339 The Comings of Advent – LSB 353 Judgement and End Times – LSB 336 Christian Hope – LSB 342

Duration:00:26:28

Short Term Mission: Puerto Rico --- 2019/12/05

12/5/2019
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Rev. Thomas Brinkley, Short-Term Volunteer leading a team to Puerto Rico and associate pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Esko, Minnesota, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his previous experience serving on the mission field, the community where his team served in Puerto Rico, and the wonderful experiences and opportunities his team had to share the love of Christ with those they served. Find your opportunity to serve at servenow.lcms.org.

Duration:00:12:20

Second Sunday in Advent: Repent! --- 2019/12/05

12/5/2019
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Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the themes we hear about in 1 and 3 year lectionary for the 2nd Sunday in Advent, the wonderful “Stir Up” collect for this Sunday, and the hymns of the day we’ll get to sing. Find more about Lutheran lectionaries and hymns at lcms.org/worship.

Duration:00:12:00

Here We Go A’Caroling! --- 2019/12/04

12/4/2019
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Philip Magness, Director of Sanctuary Worship with Concordia Lutheran Church in Kirkwood, Missouri, and also Music Specialist Missionary in West and Central Africa, and Cheryl Magness, Managing Editor for Reporter Online with LCMS Communications, join Andy and Sarah and The Coffee Hour Choir for an episode of caroling and stories! Hear from the choir members about their favorite caroling memories and why caroling can be a great activity to do as a family or with friends. Watch the caroling...

Duration:00:24:54

Sacred Music at St. Paul’s Des Peres --- 2019/12/03

12/3/2019
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Dr. Mark Bender, Minister of Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri, and Matthew Gerhardt, Assistant Minister of Music at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the upcoming “Service of Sacred Music for the Time of Christmas” on December 7 & 8, including the various musical selections. Learn more about Music at St. Paul’s at stpaulsdesperes.org/music. Find the musical selections from this episode on YouTube. “For Unto Us”...

Duration:00:15:46

LCMS Servant Events: Midwest --- 2019/12/02

12/2/2019
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Linda Gage— LCMS Servant Event Committee, Mary Bates—Project Coordinator, HARP, for Making Disciples Servant Event, and Bethany Mrosko— Work Director with Camp Restore Detroit, join Andy to talk about what a Servant Event is, the needs of each of their communities, and how a Servant Event meets those needs. Learn more and find your Servant Event at servantevents.lcms.org.

Duration:00:12:25

Mental Health Monday: Environmental Stress at the Holidays --- 2019/12/02

12/2/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the holidays and mental health. In part 1 of 4, they discuss environmental stressors, including where we put ourselves and how that impacts us, sensory input, and how we deal with these extra stressors during the holidays. 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...

Duration:00:13:45

Contentment in the Midst of Consumerism --- 2019/11/27

11/27/2019
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Rev. Merritt Demski, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Illinois, joins Sarah to share Advent traditions in his home, the proper place of Thanksgiving in the church, the role of thankfulness in the Christian life, and being content in the midst of all the sales!

Duration:00:13:19

First Sunday in Advent: Lift Up Your Heads, O Gates! --- 2019/11/27

11/27/2019
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Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Michigan, joins Sarah to talk about the themes we hear about in 1 and 3 year lectionary for the 1st Sunday in Advent, the wonderful “Stir Up” collect for this Sunday, and the hymn of the day we’ll get to sing. Find more about Lutheran lectionaries and hymns at lcms.org/worship.

Duration:00:11:32

Train A Child Up (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/11/26

11/26/2019
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Heather Smith, Classical Education Advocate, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how parents and teachers can can train children up in the way they should go, not necessarily catering to their desires but bringing them up faithfully in Christ. This is a rebroadcast from January 26, 2018.

Duration:00:11:01

Making Peace with Affliction (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/11/26

11/26/2019
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Rev. Christopher Thoma, pastor of Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartland, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how we make peace with affliction and how we can see God’s work in our lives. Find Pastor Thoma’s books Type One Confessional and Ten Ways to Kill a Pastor at GrailQuestBooks.com. This is a rebroadcast from April 17, 2018.

Duration:00:14:31

LCMS Servant Events: Waterloo, IL --- 2019/11/25

11/25/2019
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Leah Sallach— LCMS Servant Event Committee, and “Vine” Casey Carlson and “Sparky” John Hemenway— Servant Event Leaders with Caring for Camp and Community at Camp Wartburg in Waterloo, IL, join Andy to talk about what a Servant Event is, the needs of each of their communities, and how a Servant Event meets those needs. Learn more and find your Servant Event at servantevents.lcms.org.

Duration:00:13:04