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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

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

Andy Goes to School: Kindergarten Readiness (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/11/29

11/27/2019
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Mrs. Janet Landgraf, Kindergarten Teacher at St. Mark’s Lutheran School in Eureka, Missouri, talks with Andy about kindergarten readiness, including how early stages of writing impact reading and practical steps parents can take at home with their preschoolers to prepare for kindergarten. This is a rebroadcast from February 14, 2018.

Duration:00:15:24

You Need the Bad to Delight in the Good (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/11/29

11/27/2019
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Rev. Dr. Matthew Richard, pastor of St Paul’s Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota, and author of Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how we can have conversations about the meaning of Advent with friends from different liturgical traditions who may not understand why we celebrate Advent. This is a rebroadcast from December 12, 2018.

Duration:00:12:09

Same Words, Different Meanings: Talking Lutheranism with Evangelicals (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/11/28

11/27/2019
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Rev. Dr. Matt Richard, now pastor of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Minot, North Dakota, joins Sarah and guest host Peter Slayton, Social Media Manager for the LCMS, to talk about how Lutherans can talk about the church, faith, and what we believe to those who have come to Lutheranism from American Evangelicalism. This is a rebroadcast from March 13, 2018.

Duration:00:13:00

Even the Sparrow Finds a Home (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/11/28

11/27/2019
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Rev. Mark Birkholz, pastor of Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oak Lawn, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his interest in bird watching, how to get started in bird watching, and how bird watching gives him an appreciation for our Creator. This is a rebroadcast from January 30, 2019.

Duration:00:13:48

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

Mental Health Monday: More Listener Questions --- 2019/11/25

11/25/2019
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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy to talk about more listener questions, including what Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is, how you can know if your feelings of anxiety or depression should require professional help, and whether there’s a difference between a mental illness and living a psychologically toxic lifestyle. 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...

Duration:00:13:28

The King Shall Come When Morning Dawns --- 2019/11/22

11/22/2019
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Rev. Timothy Appel, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, Texas, and host of KFUO Radio’s Sharper Iron, joins Sarah to talk about what makes the end of the church year a unique liturgical season, the themes and stories we hear during this time, and how this season bridges us into the season of Advent.

Duration:00:27:28

Can I Really Ask My Pastor That? (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/11/21

11/21/2019
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Rev. Dr. Rick Marrs, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Sarah and guest host Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, in part two of our conversation about when you should talk to your pastor, specifically what to expect in your conversation, how to approach him with your question, and why you aren’t a burden on him. This is part two of this conversation, and you can hear part one here! This is a...

Duration:00:13:15

Who To Ask When You’re Struggling (Rebroadcast) --- 2019/11/21

11/21/2019
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Rev. Dr. Rick Marrs, Associate Professor of Practical Theology at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Sarah and guest host Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, to talk about the difference between pastoral care and counseling, when you should talk to your pastor, and why pastors need to know what you’re going through. This is part one of this conversation, and you can hear part two here! This is a rebroadcast from March 12, 2018.

Duration:00:14:55

Short Term Mission: Mercy Medical Teams --- 2019/11/20

11/20/2019
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Anne Gonzalez, DCE, Manager Short-Term Training and Engagement with the LCMS Office of International Mission, and Ron Herman, LCMS Short-Term Volunteer with the Uganda Mercy Medical Team, join Andy to talk about Ron’s interest in serving with the Mercy Medical Team, who he met and worked with on this trip, and the impact of this trip on his vocations. Find your opportunity to serve on a Mercy Medical Team or other short term mission teams at servenow.lcms.org.

Duration:00:13:47