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The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio

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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. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

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. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

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United States

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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. The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

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@kfuoradio

Language:

English

Contact:

314-965-9000


Episodes

Searching the Scriptures: April Lutheran Witness

4/3/2020
Rev. Weslie Odom, pastor of Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Arlington, Texas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the “Searching the Scriptures” feature in the April issue of the Lutheran Witness. Follow along and search the Scriptures with us! Find online exclusives of the Lutheran Witness at witness.lcms.org and subscribe to the Lutheran Witness at cph.org/witness.

Duration:00:27:25

STL Lutheran Schools Serve During Pandemic

4/2/2020
Sue Nahmensen, CEO of Lutheran Elementary School Association in St. Louis, joins Andy to talk about how Lutheran schools are partnering with parents during this time of significant change, how the work of LESA is needed by many families and schools now, and how to support LESA in their work during this time. Find the online auction catalog at lesa.schoolauction.net/auction2020/catalog and learn more about LESA at lesastl.org.

Duration:00:13:33

Missionary Life in Uruguay during COVID-19 Pandemic

4/2/2020
Rev. James Sharp, who serves with his wife Angela and their children as LCMS missionaries in Uruguay, join Andy and Sarah to talk about how their work as been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, what family life looks like right now, and how they are still able to share the Gospel of Christ and support their neighbors. Learn more about them and how to support their work at lcms.org/sharp. Find LCMS resources during the COVID-19 pandemic at lcms.org/coronavirus.

Duration:00:12:28

Lutheran Heritage Foundation Updates from the Field

4/1/2020
Rev. Dr. Matthew Heise, Executive Director of Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the children’s Bible storybooks for Muslims in Indonesia, other translation projects happening in Southeast Asia, and how to follow and support the work of LHF. Learn more at lhfmissions.org.

Duration:00:12:51

CPH FaithCourses

4/1/2020
Joe Willmann, Senior Instructional Designer with Concordia Publishing House, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the available CPH FaithCourses, how you can use them during your time social distancing, and the full amount of resources available at cphfaithcourses.com.

Duration:00:11:58

Resources from Concordia Plan Services during COVID-19 Pandemic

3/31/2020
Jim Sanft, CEO of Concordia Plan Services (CPS), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what CPS has been focusing on since the start of the COVID-19 crisis, what members and ministries need to know about the CARES Act, and how CPS will continue to support members and ministries throughout this crisis. Learn more about the resources available from Concordia Plan Services at concordiaplans.org/coronavirus.

Duration:00:11:15

Translating God’s Word in Times of Pestilence

3/31/2020
Paul Federwitz, Chief Information Officer & Assistant Director for Program Ministries with Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his family’s experience with the coronavirus epidemic in Ghana, the outlook in his community, and how the pandemic has affected LBT missionaries around the globe. Learn more about LBT’s work at lbt.org.

Duration:00:13:22

Mental Health Monday: Food, Outdoors, and Physical Touch

3/30/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about small things like food, being outside, and hugs (or physical touch) that can calm our anxiety and connect us to God in everyday life. 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:00:27:08

Camp Stories: Walcamp, Kingston, IL

3/27/2020
Bill Indelli, Executive Director of Walcamp in Kingston, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes Walcamp a destination for families, how outdoor ministry makes a difference in the lives of those who attend, and opportunities for teens and families this summer. Learn more about Walcamp at walcamp.org.

Duration:00:13:13

CUW Contributing 3D-Printed Masks

3/27/2020
Dr. Dan Sem, Dean of the Batterman School of Business at Concordia University Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the 3D printers at the Makerspace Lab at CUW, how this lab is contributing to the shortage of masks during the coronavirus pandemic, and how others are and can be involved. Read more about this story at blog.cuw.edu/covidmasks. Contribute to the campaign at charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/3dprinter-covid-masks or, if you have a 3D printer and would like to...

Duration:00:12:18

Camp Stories: Camp Concordia, Gowen MI

3/26/2020
Dr. Craig Oldenburg, Camp Director at Camp Concordia in Gowen, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes Camp Concordia a destination for families this summer, stories from campers who have benefited from Camp Concordia’s programming, and how Camp Concordia is unique. Learn more about Camp Concordia at campconcordia.org.

Duration:00:13:49

Camp Stories: Lutheran Valley Retreat, Woodland Park, CO

3/26/2020
Steve Johnson, Executive Director of Lutheran Valley Retreat in Woodland Park, Colorado, and President of National Lutheran Outdoors Ministry Association (NLOMA), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how the summer camp industry is fairing right now, what makes Lutheran Valley Retreat a destination for families, and stories of campers that attend programs at LVR. Learn more about Lutheran Valley Retreat at lvr.org and NLOMA at nloma.org.

Duration:00:25:41

Camp Stories: Camp Lutherhaven, Albion, IN

3/25/2020
Tim Jank, Executive Director of Camp Lutherhaven in Albion, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes Camp Lutherhaven a destination for families this summer, what a typical summer camp day look like, and a story of a camp team member who has benefitted from the blessings of Camp Lutherhaven. Learn more about Camp Lutherhaven at lutherhaven.org.

Duration:00:11:42

Camp Stories: Heit’s Point, MO

3/24/2020
Mark Nolte, Executive Director of Heit’s Point in Lincoln, Missouri (Lake of the Ozarks), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes Heit’s Point a destination for families, what a typical summer camp day looks like, and information parents would need to know as camp approaches. Learn more about camps at Heit’s Point at heitspoint.com.

Duration:00:11:22

Rumor Has it Jesus Forgives Gossipers

3/24/2020
Rev. Chris Hull, pastor of Zion Lutheran Church in Tomball, Texas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what gossip is, what God commands us about gossip, and how Jesus takes on gossip. Read Pastor Hull’s blog at ziontomballtx.org/sheepdog.

Duration:00:12:36

Mental Health Monday: Small Things to Calm Anxiety

3/23/2020
Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah on this first “at-home edition” during coronavirus to talk about small things we can do to calm our anxiety and connect us to God in everyday life, including breath, water, and food. (Outside time and hugs/physical touch are also on the list, and we’ll cover those in a future episode.) 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...

Duration:00:26:49

Deaconess Students visit the Dominican Republic

3/20/2020
Christina Shaffer & Janie Schlie, Deaconess students at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, join Andy and Sarah to talk about their participation in the Mission Education team from Concordia Seminary this January, where they shadowed missionaries in the Dominican Republic to learn about life as a missionary. Learn more about deaconess studies at Concordia Seminary at csl.edu/academics/programs.

Duration:00:26:32

Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge takes over!

3/19/2020
The Lutheran Ladies Erin Alter, Bri Gerzevske, and Rachel Bomberger, join Sarah on this special Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge takeover episode of The Coffee Hour to share how the Lutheran Ladies’ Lounge podcast was created, the community that has been created by this endeavor, and their own favorite Lutheran women in honor of Women’s History Month. Find the podcast at kfuo.org/lutheranladieslounge or wherever you listen to podcasts. The Lutheran Ladies Lounge is a podcast produced by KFUO Radio...

Duration:00:26:47

Quick Tips for New Homeschoolers

3/18/2020
Cheryl Swope, educator and author of Simply Classical: A Beautiful Education for Any Child, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about quick tips for homeschoolers for parents who all of a sudden find themselves figuring out homeschooling, including routine, vision, and ways to enjoy this time together. Find Cheryl’s work at cherylswope.com.

Duration:00:12:46

Teacher of the Visually Impaired

3/18/2020
Dr. Wanda Routier, Director of Special Education at Concordia University Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the new Teacher of the Visually Impaired program at Concordia University Wisconsin, how education for the visually impaired is different from other educational settings, and what this program entails. Read more about this program at blog.cuw.edu/tvi-program.

Duration:00:12:43