Latest News as of January 22, 2015

A Dozen Ways to Explore the Christian Faith: GodConnects
Lutheran Hour Ministries has unveiled GodConnects, a video-based course on Christianity comprised of 12 videos hosted by Rev. Gregory Seltz, Speaker of The Lutheran Hour, and supporting written material. These video vignettes (each less than ten minutes) present key biblical concepts These video vignettes (each less than ten minutes) present key biblical concepts in a style ideal for someone new to the Christian faith, while also benefiting long-time Christians.

LHM - Lebanon Provides Food and Supplies in Advance of Winter Storm
Winter brought additional challenges to displaced Syrians living in makeshift dwellings on the outskirts of Lebanon's border communities. A delivery of food and supplies from Lutheran Hour Ministries helped the refugees brace for a winter storm that brought sub-freezing temperatures, ice and snow.

Men's NetWork WORK DAY: a Perfect Recipe for Outreach
On Saturday, April 25, the third Men's NetWork WORK DAY will be in full swing across North America. The task here is simple: get together with your men's group and come up with a game plan for what you can do for someone in your community who may be outside the church.

Lutheran Hour Ministries Sunday is Just Days Away
Finalize your congregation's plans now to celebrate Lutheran Hour Ministries Sunday on Feb. 1. This is a great chance to learn about Lutheran Hour Ministries' bold proclamation of God's Word and its available resources for outreach.

Download LHM's Lenten Devotions Today!
With the New Year, we are preparing to focus our attention on the cross of our Savior. To get your perspective centered on this momentous time in the church year, Lutheran Hour Ministries offers Lenten devotions in both English and Spanish.

Take the "Cruise of a Lifetime" with LHM
Join Speaker of The Lutheran Hour Rev. Gregory Seltz as Lutheran Hour Ministries hosts a 14-day journey to the "Lands of the Bible" Sept. 28-Oct. 11, 2015.

LHM - Thailand School Outreach Teaches Children the True Meaning of Christmas
The hard-working Lutheran Hour Ministries—Thailand team visited 13 schools to teach hundreds (and hundreds) of children what Christmas is really all about!

The Lutheran Hour's Upcoming Sermon Series Will Focus on Regrets
Tune in to The Lutheran Hour the weekend of Feb. 22 as we begin a five-part sermon series exploring the nature of regret and the forgiveness God holds out to each of us—regardless of what we've done.

Lutheran Hour Ministries Float Wins Prestigious Rose Parade Award
The Lutheran Hour Ministries float has long been recognized as the only Christian float in the annual Rose Parade. But this year it was also recognized with an award for its beauty!

Direct Your Thrivent Choice Dollars to Lutheran Hour Ministries
Eligible Thrivent members are designated Choice Dollars at various times throughout the year that can then be directed to thousands of nonprofit organizations nationwide. Choice Dollars designated to you during 2014 can be directed until March 31, 2015.

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A New Year Tradition
Each year since 1951, the Southern California District of the International Lutheran Laymen's League has sponsored a Lutheran Hour Ministries float in the annual New Year's Day Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, Calif. The theme of the 2015 LHM float was "The Bible: God's Story," and the float was awarded the Princesses' Trophy for the most beautiful float under 35 feet in length. The process of decorating the float is an act of love carried out by thousands of Petal Pushers volunteers. The float is the only Christian-themed entry in the parade and is seen by approximately a million people lining the parade route, as well as by millions of television viewers across the country and around the world. Join us in praising God for the opportunity this affords to share what the Gospel means to believers in Jesus everywhere.

Pray for 2015 Regional Outreach Conferences
Lutheran Hour Ministries' Regional Outreach Conferences are back for 2015! Each ROC is designed to provide Christians with the skills they need to talk about their faith effectively with others. Hundreds of hours of planning and coordination go into the development of these LHM events; please pray for the planners, presenters and participants of our ROCs, as well as for many opportunities to share Jesus with people who don't know Him.

Cambodia Volunteer Team Project Bears Fruit
In February 2013, a ten-member LHM International Volunteer Team from Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Mt. Prospect, Ill. traveled to Kompot Province, Cambodia to help build two Sunday school rooms for a rural church. Now, nearly two years later, LHM—Cambodia Director Phin Naro reports that about 50 children come to learn Khmer and English and to study the Bible through LHM's Bible Correspondence Courses. "Through this ministry, the Holy Spirit has led 29 children to be baptized because of their involvement in the church's ministry!" says Mr. Naro. Please join us in praising God for using the gifts of the Mt. Prospect, Ill. team to spread the Good News of Jesus in this faraway place!


Coming up on The Lutheran Hour

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January 25, 2015
Just the Facts
Speaker: Pastor Ken Klaus
God's truth, as revealed in the Bible, remains true regardless of whether anyone believes it or not.

February 1, 2015
Boring? Not Likely!
Speaker: Pastor Ken Klaus
Jesus' enemies considered Him too dangerous to let live, but we have wrapped the Savior in a cloak of dullness.

February 8, 2015
The Gospel's Power for Gracious Living
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
Christ empowers His followers to live lives that encourage, affirm, and serve others.

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'The Lutheran Hour' Speaking Engagements

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January 31, 2015
Pastor Seltz
Faith Lutheran Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Epiphany Seminar Leader
9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

February 1, 2015
Pastor Seltz
Faith Lutheran Church
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas

Worship Service & Bible Study Leader
Worship Service: 10 a.m.
Bible Study: 8:45 - 9:30 a.m.

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