Church Bulletin Announcements
Please use these announcements in your church bulletin or newsletter or on your web site. Information will be updated periodically to include time-sensitive announcements to promote current Lutheran Hour Ministries activities within your congregation.
General Lutheran Hour Ministries Announcements:
- Lutheran Hour Ministries is a Christian outreach ministry supporting churches worldwide in its mission of Bringing Christ to the Nations—and the Nations to the Church. Lutheran Hour Ministries produces Christian radio and TV programming for broadcast, as well as Internet and print communications, dramas, music, and outreach materials, to reach the unchurched in more than 30 countries. LHM's flagship program, The Lutheran Hour, is the world's longest-running Christian outreach radio program. It airs weekly on nearly 1,800 stations. For more information, visit www.lhm.org or call 1-800-876-9880.
- Lutheran Hour Ministries is a congregational outreach ministry supporting The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and partnering churches worldwide. It is independently funded by generous Christians who want to spread the pure and powerful message of the Savior's love in their own communities and throughout the world. For more information, visit www.lhm.org or call 1-800-876-9880.
- Lutheran Hour Ministries is recognized with the "Best in America" Seal of Excellence by the Independent Charities of America for annually meeting the highest standards of public accountability, program effectiveness and cost effectiveness. Of the 1 million charities operating in the United States today, it is estimated that fewer than 2,000 are awarded this designation. For more information about the ministry and its programs, visit www.lhm.org or call 1-800-876-9880.
Program-Specific Lutheran Hour Ministries Announcements:
- Empower your study of the Scriptures with LHM's Daily Devotions
With messages based on the church calendar's three-year lectionary, individual devotions are based on Psalms, the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Gospel texts. Additional devotions explore a hymn from the Lutheran Service Book, a "classic" text from some LHM resource, and a sermon excerpt by a previous Speaker for The Lutheran Hour®. Each day's audio is provided by Speaker Rev. Dr. Michael Zeigler. The Daily Devotions offer an excellent opportunity to study God's Word through text and reflection questions. Go to www.lhm.org/dailydevotions to read today's devotion or subscribe to receive devotions via email.
- LHM video-based Bible Studies cover a variety of topics for any group and will enhance your biblical study while drawing you closer to your study group.
God's Word provides the light we need (Psalm 119:105). LHM's free downloadable online Bible study videos are written by pastors and other professionals. Each study has a discussion guide expanding the video footage with supporting Scripture, commentary, questions, and other features to maximize the topic. You can purchase these on DVD or download them for free at www.lhm.org/studies.
- How Can I Talk to Others About Jesus?
Research shows that most Christians have few or no spiritual conversations with the people around them in an average year, often because they are nervous or wonder what to say. It doesn't have to be this way. Other Christians report having spiritual conversations as a source of joy and even laughter with the people they talk with! If you'd like to learn more about how it can be this way for you, go to www.lhm.org/curve/! You will find all the resources you need in a learning style that fits your lifestyle, including online courses, books, or webinar style presentations.
- The Lutheran Hour radio program proclaims the salvation story of Jesus every week to more than 1 million listeners on nearly 1,800 stations throughout North America, as well as on the American Forces Network, through a mobile app, and online. For more information, visit www.lutheranhour.org or call 1-800-876-9880.
- New Podcast "Speaking of Jesus" Available Now
Are you interested in hearing ordinary Christians talking about Jesus and how He impacts their lives? Would you like to hear a conversation about faith issues between several people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences? Try the new Lutheran Hour Ministries' podcast Speaking of Jesus, available now! Several episodes are already available, with new ones weekly. Find it at Google Play, the Apple App Store, or wherever you usually get your podcasts. You can also find these online at www.lhm.org/podcasts/.
- Is Your Home a Center for Spiritual Growth and Outreach?
Learn ways your household can become more vibrant, hospitable, and able to share their faith with others. Try the free online courses Building a Vibrant Household and Me and My Household, both available from Lutheran Hour Ministries. You can find these classes and other resources for building a spiritually vibrant household at www.lhm.org/households/.
- Lutheran Hour Ministries' Men's NetWork helps congregations to invite men and re-engage them in the life of the church by examining issues of faith, leadership, family and community in languages and contexts that resonate with men. For more information, visit www.lhm.org/men or call 1-800-876-9880.
- Lutheran Hour Ministries' International Ministry Centers in more than 30 countries serve the needs of hurting people. Ministry center volunteers reach out to their neighbors and communities in culturally appropriate ways with the story of Jesus—sometimes at great personal risk. For more information, visit www.lhm.org/international or call 1-800-876-9880.
- Lutheran Hour Ministries' booklet ministry, Project Connect, is designed to provide down-to-earth insight about things people deal with every day—grief, stress, prayer, relationships—and more. You can share Project Connect booklets with friends and neighbors; or your congregation can place handy Project Connect display racks in the church narthex, clinics, schools—anywhere someone might need a message of hope. Nearly 60 topical booklets are currently available— with dozens available in Spanish or as an audio file. For more information, call 1-800-876-9880 or visit www.lhm.org/projectconnect.