Posts by Carl Schneider

Posts by Carl Schneider

Confirmation Sunday May 14, 2023

Confirmation is a public rite of the Church preceded by a period of instruction designed to help baptized Christians identify with the life and mission of the Christian community. The rite of confirmation provides an opportunity for the individual Christian, relying on God’s promise given in Holy Baptism, to make a personal public confession of the faith and a lifelong pledge of fidelity to Christ. (Luther’s Small Catechism 1991 CPH) Jesus said, “Go, and make disciples of all nations baptizing…

Celebrating 75 Years

The Florida-Georgia District began in 1948 with 22 congregations; today, we are 192 strong. Less than 45% of the United States is connected to the Body of Christ, and our state’s population continues growing by nearly 2% per year. God is calling us to “Go and make disciples,” and planting new congregations is essential to reach more with God’s love and the only message of hope! Living As Christ’s Witnesses So That All People Come to Faith “For such a…

‘The cause is just’: Harrison speaks at Illinois March for Life

  Lutherans joined other pro-life advocates in marching for life in Springfield, Ill., on March 21. (LCMS/Erik M. Lunsford) The Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), spoke at the Illinois March for Life in Springfield, Ill., on March 21. Read the text of his remarks below.  Be of good cheer. The cause is just. We are in the business of love, my friends. Every person, no matter how small or imperfect, is the object…

LHM float wins award at Rose Parade

For 72 years, Lutheran Hour Ministries (LHM) has entered a float in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. This year, the LHM float — titled “A New Day with Jesus” — was awarded the Tournament of Roses Director Award. The parade, usually held on Jan. 1, was moved to Jan. 2 this year in keeping with the tradition of not holding it on a Sunday so as not to interfere with worship services. It was only the…