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Serving God as a deaconess and judoka

By Melanie Ave She stands 5-feet-2, petite by most standards. She smiles easily and laughs often. Many of her clothes just happen to be pink. She uses the word “excited” a lot because she is and “love” because she does. But pull back Deaconess Marissa Arndt’s thick blond hair and place her in a dojo […]

Life With and Without A Pastor

By Jackie Parker Cindy Wittman, a longtime member of Grace Lutheran Church in Ulysses, Kan., remembers the Sunday morning when only two people were at a worship service: her and the church’s interim pastor. Over the course of 15 years, Grace’s membership of 50-60 members dwindled to six or eight members most Sundays. But three […]

124 new students welcomed at Opening Service

Concordia Seminary, St. Louis began its 178th academic year today with a worship service in the Chapel of St. Timothy and St. Titus. Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president of Concordia Seminary, served as preacher and officially opened the new school year with the theme, “By Grace Alone, Grace in His Son.” “Grace means we have […]