FW: prayer request

Can you please pray for our friend who has had a round of chemo that is causing a lot of health issues. She normally isn't too affected by it but this time she is too tired to get out of bed so she isn't eating or drinking anything.

Her name is Carol and we (family and friends) would appreciate any prayers.

Thank you

Lynn and Terry



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Bilingual Catechesis
A group of ten Nepali youth and adults eagerly gather to learn the key teachings of the faith in both English and Nepali.  Read more . . .

Green Park Lutheran Students Package Meals!

K-8 Students, faculty and staff from Green Park Lutheran School in St. Louis assembled and packaged over 5,184 protein-rich rice meals! As the school celebrated National Lutheran Schools Week, the Vikings were sure to include service.  Read more...
Concordia Seminary volunteers raise $10K for St. Baldrick's Foundation
Submitted by Melanie Ave
Concordia Seminary, St. Louis raised $10,700 at the St. Baldrick's Foundation head-shaving fundraiser held Jan. 28 in Koburg Hall, surpassing its goal of $10,000.  Read more . . .

Word of Life Enrollment Increases 20%
Submitted by Megan Arnold
At the start of the 2015/2016 school year, Word of Life Lutheran School in St. Louis reports a 20% increase in enrollment over last year.  Read more . . .

St. Louis Lutheran Schools Enjoyed National Lutheran Schools Week

Salem, Affton - Pajama Day                                                                      St. Paul's, Des Peres - Muchies with Mom                                     Word of Life - Teacher's Turn! - Favorite                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Book Character Day              

St. Louis Lutheran schools enjoyed their final day of 2016 National Lutheran Schools Week (Jan. 24-31).
Students celebrated the week with service projects, parties, special dress-up days, fun assemblies, and special person days. Several schools began the week by participating in Sunday worship services that highlighted the blessings of Lutheran education.
The theme of this year's week was "Life Together" based on 1 Corinthians 1:9 "God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord."

                Immanuel, St. Charles                                     Immanuel, Wentzville
         Favorite Book Character Day                                    Super Hero Day


Lutheran South students sang at the LCMS International Center and
three singers were featured on KFUO's Faith N Family with Andy Bates.


Lutheran North students celebrated Special Persons Day (like Grandparents Day) and had a
special chapel to celebrate the love of families and the importance of Lutheran education. 

New Missionaries Appointed by LBT Board
Five new individuals were appointed to begin missionary service with Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT). At the January 2016 meeting of the Lutheran Bible Translators Board of Directors, five missionary candidates were presented and their appointment was unanimously approved. The Board of Directors are very pleased with the momentum that has been building within the organization.  Read more . . .

Lutheran Federal Credit Union

The Lutheran Federal Credit Union was started to serve the members, congregations, and entities of the LCMS communities. Click here for more information. 

Looking for a fun, affordable, and Lutheran VBS program?

Check out "River of Life" from the Lutheran Heritage Foundation, a week-long VBS curriculum highlighting five favorite Bible stories featuring water: creation, Noah and the ark, the crossing of the Red Sea, Jonah and the baptism of Jesus. The curriculum uses craft materials most churches have readily available, and best of all, the program is entirely reproducible – use it again in future years! Just $125 to purchase; preview at www.lhfmissions.org/riveroflife. Call LHF at (800)554-0723 for more information.

Announcements/Other News

The Missouri District is searching for an Administrative Assistant to the District President. Click HERE for job description and instructions on how to apply.

Collegium Vocale of St. Louis will present four cantatas (156, 167, 181, 185) of J.S. Bach  Sunday, February 28, 3 pm at Village Lutheran Church, 9237 Clayton Road in Ladue. A lecture regarding the work of Bach will precede the cantatas at 2:30 pm. Learn more at the Collegium's website collegiumvocaleofstlouis.org. All are welcome to attend this free event and enjoy Christ's gift of music through His servant J.S. Bach.

LCMS Missionaries preparing to go the field need your help!
LCMS Missionaries are looking for people to assist them with the childcare program during the New Missionary Orientation held Feb. 28 through March 11 at the LCMS International Center, 1333 S. Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO.
The program will run Monday through Friday from 7:15 until about 4:30 each day. Children's ages range from infant through junior high. Childcare workers will be compensated.
You must be at least 18 years old and able to be actively involved with the children.
If you are interested in helping with this program or would like more detailed information, please contact Sandy Kohlmeier at 314-996-1314 or by email at sandy.kohlmeier@lcms.org no later than February 19.

2016 Heartland DCE Conference
DCEs and other parish professionals who are interested in enhancing the intentionality and effectiveness of Christian education in the church are invited to attend the 2016 Heartland DCE Conference at Concordia University, Nebraska from May 19-21. Keynote speakers include Dr. Thom Rainer, Thom and Joani Schultz and Dr. Phil Schwadel. Registration is $100. Go to www.cune.edu/heartlandDCE for more information.

District and Church Events
          ( Peer Ministry Training for High School Students, Missouri District Junior High Spring Retreat,              National Youth Gathering and  RSTM: Engaging Your Community Event)

Installations and Ordinations
Personnel Changes and Calling Congregations
LCMS Missouri District News             
              (Send Me St. Louis Announces Winter/Spring Training Schedule)