LCEF Announces the 2019 Kaleidoscope Fund Gra...

October 31, 2019 | Posted by LCEF

The Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), has awarded a total of $832,135 to 26 Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) elementary schools throughout the United States.  This year, LCEF narrowed the focus of impact for the grants to LCMS K-8 elementary schools. Eligible grant proposals included faculty enrichment, curriculum development, facility improvements […]

 

The Wittenberg Project: An In-Depth Look at W...

October 26, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The city Around A.D. 1180, Flemish colonists fleeing persecution and overcrowding in Flanders settled in Eastern Germany along the River Elbe. Perhaps the wide and languid river proved a substantial source of fish while the land was fertile for harvesting and herding. For whatever reason they chose that particular spot, little could these farmers, traders, […]

 

Lutheran Haven: Meeting the Needs of Today...

October 11, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

When you’ve been accommodating the Lutheran senior citizen community for several decades, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll see at least one big construction project in that time. this was precisely the case for Lutheran Haven, a full-service retirement community in Oviedo, Fla., that has been serving the Lutheran community since 1948. “We’ve been here for 70 years, […]

 

Announcing LCEF’s Photo Contest Winners...

September 17, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) has many historical and beautiful churches from the East Coast to the West Coast. To celebrate this treasure of our Synod, a few weeks ago we launched a photo contest to help us capture their timeless and awe-inspiring architecture. We are pleased to announce the winners. Drum roll, please … Honorable Mentions […]

 

LCEF Investor Profile: Nate Hausch

September 7, 2018 | Posted by Demian Farnworth

Orange, Calif., a suburb south of Los Angeles, couldn’t be spiritually further from Hamburg, Mich., where Rev. Nate Hausch grew up.  It’s a culture comfortable with its skepticism and non-belief. Nonetheless, Hausch, associate pastor of mission, outreach and evangelism at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Orange, Calif., is up for the challenge. In fact, he’s very deliberate about […]

 

The Highs and Lows of Life as a Parish Music ...

August 31, 2018 | Posted by Jeni Miller

You know them as the faithful musicians, cantors, organists and music directors who work together with the pastor to illuminate God’s Word through music in the Divine Service. They’re the backbone of the local parish. ever wonder what might take place in a typical day in the life of a rostered LCMS music director? Us, […]