Reflections

Daily Devotions and News 

from Lutheran Hour Ministries

The LHM Mission: "Bringing Christ to the Nations--and the Nations to the Church." 

LHM is a Christian outreach ministry supporting churches worldwide. LHM produces Christian radio and TV programming for broadcast, as well as Internet and print communications, dramas, music, and outreach materials, to reach unchurched people in the United States and more than 30 other countries. LHM's flagship program, The Lutheran Hour®, airs weekly on 1400 stations and the American Forces Network. Learn more at www.lhm.org.

What is Advent?

The church divides the year into different seasons that emphasize the life of Christ and the life of the church. Beginning on Sunday, November 27, 2022, we will enter the season of the church year called Advent. Advent is the season of preparation and anticipation leading up to Christmas, and continuing to Epiphany January 6, 2023.

WITNESSING: 

Lighting the path for friends and family

SEEK GOD: • Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in the heart of your friend. • Pray for the Holy Spirit to bless all interactions with your friends and family. 

BE CREATIVE: • Exchange stories of family Christmas traditions. You’ll learn about others’ current spiritual situation and be able to share what Jesus means to you. • Invite your friends to make new traditions this year, especially if the Christmas season is stressful or depressing. Invite them to read the devotions with you, go to Advent services, or participate in a servant event. • Bring your friend or family member to help work at a church activity before Christmas. Getting to know people in a nonthreatening way makes them more likely to attend future worship. 

FOLLOW UP: Devotions from Lutheran Hour Ministries can help keep your faith conversations going. Read, listen, e-mail, or print at lhm.org/advent.


Devotions and podcasts 

 
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Empower your study of the Scriptures with LHM's Daily Devotions. Listen to messages based on the church calendar's three-year lectionary. The individual devotions are based on Psalms, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Gospel texts.
The Daily Devotions offer an excellent opportunity to study God's Word through text and reflection questions. Go to www.lhm.org/dailydevotions to read today's devotion or subscribe to receive devotions via email.
Listen to Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler each week on the Lutheran Hour®.  on your favorite podcast or streaming service. All of our podcasts can be found on:
 
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Do you have a passion for sharing God's Word with others?

 Can you talk about your faith with anyone? 

Have a heart for mission work? 

 

Contact Julia Sinclair, WA/AK Zone 2 President Here for exciting opportunites at All Saints Lutheran Church and other area churches as an ambassador for LHM!
The Washington & Alaska district board has openings for Zone Presidents and Executive positions. 
We are looking for someone like you with a heart for missions to use your spiritual gifts to help our area churches spread the Gospel.

New to Christianity? 

Have a friend who wants to learn more about the Lutheran Faith?

Get started with LHM'S NEW Christian doctrine course 

 

This a video-based adult confirmation course developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM). It has been doctrinally reviewed by the Lutheran Church — Missouri Synod (LCMS) and covers Christian doctrine in 12 topics. Each topic begins with a short video and is supported with a downloadable discussion guide and PowerPoint presentation. 

Sharing the Gospel  

Just like Martin Luther blazed a trail on that fateful day in October 1517 beginning the Reformation and using the printing press to get Bibles into the hands of the people... Just like the Lutheran Hour radio program began on October 2nd, 1930 and reached hundreds of homes, blazing a trail to become the world’s oldest continually broadcast Christ –centered radio program. Sending the Gospel to people around the nation and the world is what we are all about. 
Lutheran Hour Ministries today is making strides to blaze a trail into the digital ageLutheran Hour is now available as a podcast through the LHM App and your favorite streaming service. We are also bringing the Gospel to thousands in the Middle East thanks to our partnership with Sat7 satelite broadcasting. 
We also offer LHM Learn which are online courses that can be done individually or as a small group. Check out the courses on how to equip your congregation for outreach. Some include downloadable content such as discussion guides. As you can see technology has always been embraced by Lutherans, as a way to share the Gospel where the people are to fulfill the Great  Commission. We reach over 100 million  people each week with the Gospel. 
Our ministry centers work in areas where other organizations are not present. We use a model where the staff of our ministry centers are indigenous to the country and can better develop culturally relevant programs. We are active in over 50 nations and as of September of 2021 our ministry centers have referred over 65,000 people to local Christian communities.

The world may have changed, but the power of the laity remains strong today as the Int’l LLL/LHM continues to move forward by adapting with the times to remain a leading force for providing the Gospel message to others. Since our founding, we have repeatedly faced the learning curve of how to best present the Gospel to new generations using new technologies, and throughout that history we have seen examples of god’s providence, power and protection!...” -Kurt Buchholz, President & CEO   


 International mission work

LHM has begun broadcasting the Gospel into the Middle East and Africa using Satelite technology. Thanks to donors like you HOPE is being brought to the lost. 
Visit lhm.org/hopeabounds to see how #HOPEABOUNDS around the world. 
Lutheran Hour Ministries' International Ministry Centers in more than 30 countries serve the needs of hurting people. Ministry center volunteers reach out to their neighbors and communities in culturally appropriate ways with the story of Jesus—sometimes at great personal risk. For more information, visit www.lhm.org/international or call 1-800-876-9880.
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Thanks to your support LHM is in more than 30 countries and serves the needs of hurting people. Ministry center volunteers reach out to their neighbors and communities in culturally appropriate ways with the story of Jesus—sometimes at great personal risk. 
Every $10 you give enables us to reach over 2,000 people with the Gospel! A $50 gift shares the Gospel with more than 10,000. To donate or for more info:  lhm.org/international

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Take a virtual mission trip! 

See how LHM is sharing the Gospel internationaly

This program focused on providing students and famlies with an inside look at the ministry and Gospel outreach happening in each country with fun glimpses into the culture of that region. 

Created in partnership with Group Publishing, a trusted leader in innovative children’s ministry resources, the updated curriculum will engage students with educational objectives and interactive resources geared towards expanding their perceptions of global ministry.

“Our objective for this new curriculum is to help students understand the value of differing cultures and how the Gospel is at work around the globe,” says Ashley Bayless, LHM’s Curriculum Development Manager.

Gospel Adventures is available for free to Christian schools across the U.S., including home school families. 

Educators and parents who experienced previous online mission trips will discover expanded materials for classroom use, in addition to an online multimedia experience.

Visit the dedicated Gospel Adventures web page at lhm.org/adventures to learn more about the program and to register for the next adventure! To learn more about Group Publishing, visit www.group.com.

  • Take your family on a virtual mission trip using our "Gospel Adventures program."
  • Access engaging music and videos that will make the journey memorable.
  • Be immersed in a new culture to learn fascinating facts of daily life by meeting a new kid every day and hearing his or her story.
  • Enjoy activities that explore the culture, history, and food of each country.
  • Dig into God's Word and spot God’s goodness every day.

Study God's Word at home with LHM Learn

Be Called. Equipped. Sent.

Lutheran Hour Ministries offers equipping resources to help you reach out with the love and Good News of Jesus Christ in your everyday lives.

These online courses and webinars will cover five faith-strengthening categories and use an array of multimedia elements to help you gain a hearing for the Gospel message.

  • Individual, self-paced learning
  • Time for self-reflection and journaling
  • Optional small group discussion guides for home and congregational use
  • Easy access on any digital device – computer, tablet, or smart phone
  • A variety of learning methods designed for the adult learner

Check out these new courses and more in our Learning Library!

GETTING STARTEDLearn how to get started with an LHM Learn account

CHRISTIAN FOUNDATIONSBasics of Christianity from Biblical, theological, and historical perspectives

CULTURAL CONCEPTSUnderstand the different demographics, cultures, and religions in our world today

EVERYDAY INSIGHTSThoughts about the good and bad that life throws your way

OUTREACH ESSENTIALSPersonal evangelism and tools to reach others with the Gospel

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