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LHM's Advent Devotions Available for Download
This year's devotional, Home for the Holidays, reflects on the various "homes" God provides through His Word, Baptism, the Sacraments, and our church family. Drawing on several familiar and family-oriented events of the Christmas season (deciding on a tree, decorating the house, setting up the Nativity display, baking Christmas cookies, etc.), the devotions balance treasured holiday memories with the reality that not everyone feels at home with the holidays. While life's hassles, relationship burnout, and financial stress may leave us out in the cold, there is solace and warmth when we visit the "home" we have at church.

Partnership with LCMS Increases LHM's Refugee Care Capacity
Lutheran Hour Ministries' center in Lebanon is helping ease the suffering of hundreds of Syrians seeking refuge from the violence of war in their country. A new partnership with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod is helping increase the ministry center's ability to meet the refugees' needs and share the Gospel effectively.

Ghana Soup Kitchen 2014: Food, Evangelism, Ebola Education and More
Lutheran Hour Ministries—Ghana's work includes events such as its annual Soup Kitchen outreach that combine proclaiming the Gospel with feeding the hungry. This year's Soup Kitchen will incorporate an education component addressing an urgent health concern: Ebola.

Pocket-sized Booklet Gives Kids Something to Pray About
A great new resource from Lutheran Hour Ministries helps teach Jesus' youngest followers some easy lessons in going to God in prayer!

LHM Partnership Helps Chilean Pastors Connect with Fire Survivors
As the citizens of Valparaiso, Chile continue to rebuild their lives after a fire that left 11,000 homeless, Lutheran Hour Ministries uses technology to share messages of hope that open doors for the church's holistic outreach.

Schedule a MISSION U Witness Training Workshop Today!
Is your congregation looking for ways to more effectively reach out into your community? Then check out the list of available MISSION U courses and get your congregation on the docket for an upcoming workshop!

A Cyberspace Original: the 'Men's NetWork' E-newsletter
Do you subscribe to the Men's NetWork E-newsletter? It's a great resource to help Christian men stay plugged in to the life of the church. Check it out!

Sign Up Now to Volunteer Decorating Rose Parade Floats in Pasadena
Is decorating floats for the New Year's Day Rose Parade one of the items on your "bucket list"? Volunteer opportunities are still open for this December!

Ministry Prayer Needs

Pray for MISSION U Participants
Please remember in prayer everyone who will be attending an upcoming MISSION U workshop. In October and November this includes people at Peace, Arroyo Grande, Calif.; Mount Calvary, Red Deer, Alberta; Saint Paul's, Sedalia, Mo.; Cedar Hill Lutheran, Cedar Hill, Mo.; and Zion, New Palestine, Ind. Ask God to encourage, strengthen and energize them to share "the reason for the hope that they have" (1 Peter 3:15) with their family, friends and neighbors.

Blessed by 'The Lutheran Hour' Program
Mildred from Lynnwood, Wash., a longtime listener to The Lutheran Hour program, wrote to us recently with a message of blessing. "I wanted to express the joy I experience with each and every broadcast I hear from Rev. Seltz!" she said. "I have found his style of communication so earthy and heartfelt. It has made a difference in how I receive the message. I know that The Holy Spirit works through God's Word to bring saving faith and it has nothing to do with the messenger. However, I also know that God uses the gifts of speech, tone, style, etc., to communicate the Gospel. Well, He is definitely using the Rev. Seltz in a mighty way! Amen!" Please ask God to continue using Rev. Seltz and The Lutheran Hour in a mighty way to reach people with the saving message of God's grace in Jesus Christ.

"I Want to Get Baptized"
Recently a young woman visited Lutheran Hour Ministries' Lebanon outreach center and introduced herself by saying, "Hi, my name is Difaf; I'm a Muslim Iraqi and I want to get baptized." The staff gave her a warm welcome and asked to get to know her a little better. The ministry center's Director, Fadi Khairallah, tells the rest of the story: "Difaf informed us that she knew about Jesus from our radio program and became very happy to know how much he loved and thought of her—even allowing Himself to be crucified for her. 'I believe in Jesus,' she said. 'I believe that He has been showing me the way for many months, and when I was passing by and read your name on your office sign, I stopped the taxi immediately and came to you to help me find the way.'" After praying together, the ministry center staff shared some resources with Difaf to continue their newly formed relationship, and they connected her with a pastor who would help her prepare for her baptism. "She left with a big smile on her face!" says Fadi.

Join us in giving thanks to God for sending His Spirit to work in Difaf's heart; pray also for her continued growth in faith; and ask God to continue to use LHM—Lebanon to spread the Gospel to people in Arabic-speaking countries!


Coming up on The Lutheran Hour

October 26, 2014
Keep It Simple and Straightforward
Speaker: Pastor Ken Klaus
The Bible's message is simple and straightforward: the wages of sin is death but the free gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ, our Lord.

November 2, 2014
Blessed in Hard Times
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
During hard times, God is still with you and at work for you.

November 9, 2014
God is Not Against You
Speaker: Rev. Gregory Seltz
Christ's work on the cross shows that God is really on our side and wants what is eternally best for us.

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'The Lutheran Hour' Speaking Engagements

October 26, 2014
Pastor Seltz
First Lutheran Church
Little Rock, Arkansas

Reformation Service
3 p.m.

November 23, 2014
Pastor Seltz
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Des Peres, Missouri

Worship Services
8, 9:30 and 11 a.m.

December 7, 2014
Pastor Seltz
Cross of Christ Lutheran Church
DeSoto, Texas

30th Anniversary Services

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