Latest News as of January 17, 2017

Students Will "Travel" to Madagascar for LHM's Online Mission Trip
The 2017 Online Mission Trip to Madagascar will take place during Lutheran Schools Week, January 23-27. Find out what students will experience and learn how to sign up.

Classic Episodes of 'This is the Life' Available on DVD
Take a trip back to the "Golden Age" of television with the recent release of selected episodes from This is the Life. Two new DVD sets are available for your viewing pleasure.

Carry the 100th Anniversary Celebration Forward
Did you miss attending the kickoff event for LHM's 100th anniversary? Watch the main-stage presentations online and check out special commemorative items introduced at the event.

LHM International Volunteer Trips: Hands-on Mission Adventures!
Partnering with Lutheran Hour Ministries on a short-term mission trip can tug you out of your comfort zone and challenge you to experience the world's need for the Gospel in new ways.

LHM Sunday is About YOU!
LHM Sunday is a great opportunity to celebrate all that we can do to share the Gospel together. Join us on Feb. 5 or another Sunday that works best for your congregation.

LHM Foundation Trustee Called Home to Jesus
Longtime Lutheran Hour Ministries supporter and community leader Dr. Elizabeth "Betty" Duda of Cocoa Beach, Fla., died Dec. 24.

LHM Float: Celebrating Jesus in the Rose Parade
Thanks to the International Lutheran Laymen's League's Southern California District, the LHM float is a 67-year tradition in the longstanding New Year's event, carrying on a mission to provide a Gospel witness to viewers everywhere, from the parade route along Pasadena's Colorado Boulevard to televisions all over the world.

New Partnership Expands Public Proclamation
LHM's efforts to share the Gospel far and wide will now be expanded through a new partnership with the Lutheran Legacy Foundation that creates the endowed fund for Public Proclamation.

Winners Announced in Petal Pushers Coloring Contest
Congratulations to the first, second, and third place winners in each of the contest's four categories. Nearly 675 students from 62 schools across the country participated this year.

Ministry Prayer Needs

Pray for the Work of our International Ministry Center in Myanmar
Director Mar Lay of our ministry center in Myanmar shared this note from a farmer named Ko Zaw Oo: "I am very glad whenever I receive your print materials. All the youth in my village enjoy your newsletters and take turns reading them when they come. Please pray for me to be able to see more clearly through my left eye; a farm accident caused me to lose the use of my right eye, and the vision in the remaining eye is not strong. I am sending you a donation of 5,000 Kyat [50 cents US] to help share the Good News. Thank you!" Please pray for Mr. Ko Zaw Oo and for the ongoing work of Lutheran Hour Ministries—Myanmar

Pray for Our Volunteer Teams as They Reach Out in Latin America!
Lutheran Hour Ministries outreach centers in Panama and Guatemala have been hosting International Volunteer Teams over the past week. A team of 10 from Amazing Grace Lutheran Church in Oxford, Fla. has been serving our Panama center through Project JOEL, a VBS and some light construction tasks. A team of 11 from Faith Lutheran in Grand Blanc, Mich. has been assisting our Guatemala center—also through Project JOEL, VBS and some construction upgrades. Praise God for igniting in Christians here the desire to work alongside our staff and volunteers in Latin America! Join us in praying for safe travel, safety during their work tasks, and many opportunities to share the Good News of God's grace with people who need to hear.

Pray for Lutheran Hour Ministries' SENT Outreach Conference!
Lutheran Hour Ministries' SENT National Outreach Conference kicks off Thursday, July 24 in Detroit and runs through Sunday, July 27. Please join us in keeping LHM staff, speakers, workshop presenters, and participants in prayer. Pray for safe travel and good health; and ask God to send His Holy Spirit to move in the hearts and minds of these Christians—and to energize them to share the Good News of Jesus in their homes and communities!


Coming up on The Lutheran Hour

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January 22, 2017
The Word of the Cross - Power for Life
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz
To the world, Jesus seemed to be a loser. He suffered what all would consider defeat in order to win new life for you.

January 29, 2017
Our Foolishness, His Faithfulness
Speaker: Pastor Ken Klaus
Many consider Christ's cross to be just so much foolishness. That is the worst foolishness of all.

February 5, 2017
Nothing But Jesus!
Speaker: Rev. Dr. Gregory Seltz
Amid life's commotion and clamor, what will give us peace? Nothing but Jesus!

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