Lutheran Youth Ministry e-bulletin

Click here to view the Lutheran Youth Ministry e-bulletin with information concerning the Lutheran Youth Gathering, the 2016 Symposium and LYF Leadership Trainig.

LCMS Foundation

February 2-4, 2016

Dear LCMS Leaders;

I greet you in our Incarnated Lord’s Name.

This email invites you to be aware and consider sending a team to attend our gift planning training course we are presenting at our host, Salem, Tomball, Texas on February 2-4, 2016.

Please see a promotional Flyer and Press Release attached that we developed to help promote our training scheduled at Salem, Tomball in February. I wanted to keep you in the loop. Please feel free to distribute this information with anyone in your network who might be interested?

Also, if you or any of your members would be able to attend, please register online at and click on the ‘Register Today’ link to sign up for a registration account and register. There is no cost to register and we’d love to help you equip your stewardship leaders.

Christmas Joy in Christ,

Phil Meinzen - Director of Training and Web Resources

The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Foundation

For additional information and to register, click here.

SeniorFest 2016

"Thriving in a Changing World"
Saturday, February 6, 2016
8:30am to 3:00p
St. Martin Lutheran Church
606 W 15th St, Austin, TX 78701
$25 per person, includes lunch

Save the date!  Senior adults from Lutheran churches in the Greater Austin area have been gathering for over 15 years for a day of fellowship, learning, and good food. Host churches alternate between Missouri Synod churches and ELCA churches in the Austin area.  It’s a great way to reconnect to longtime friends and exercise the brain cells. All are invited – any age or denomination, so invite friends.

Keynote Speaker is Chaplain Don Muchow speaking on this year’s theme “Thriving in a Changing World”.

Workshops include:

  • - Bible study by Dr. Joel Heckt, “How Faith Founders Thrived in Changing Times”
  • - “Emergency Preparedness, NOAA”
  • - “Just a Little Bit More – Changing Attitudes in a Changing World” by Rev. Tim Anderson
  • -“Keeping Memories Alive” by Kathy Edgar
  • - panel discussion by members of the Lutheran campus ministries at UT, “How Can I Share My Faith With Grandkids?”
To register: Contact David Austin at

Registrations forms available to all Lutheran churches in the Austin area. To download the event poster for this event, click here.

2016 CPE Spring Internship program

January 11 – July 7, 2016

This is a part-time, 26-week program designed for parish clergy and qualified laypersons. This internship is designed to provide significant learning experiences to enhance pastoral care skills and knowledge for parish ministry or other settings. This comprehensive clinical setting consists of Baylor St. Luke’s, a large premier adult hospital specializing in cardiology and pulmonology medicine, plus Texas Children’s Hospital, a nationally-renowned pediatric hospital.

Basic program requirements include:

  • Thursdays (8:00am – 3:00pm) – Seminar day
  • On-Call Duty – Two (2) 12-hour responsibilities per month; 12 On-call duties during the program
  • “Routine” Ministry – 6 hours per week; ministry can be conducted at our CHI suburban hospitals in metropolitan area or in the Medical Center
  • Orientation Week (January 11 – 14, 8:00am-5:00pm) – Required of all new Interns.
  • Tuition -- $350.00
  • Applications Due – December 15

For more information click here.


We have four fifteen-foot pews for anyone who can use them. They are made of particle-board with laminate overlay, dark brown in color, with red cushion on the seats. They are disassembled for ease in transport.

For more information contact Pastor Bernie Schey at (254) 378-0261 or email him at


Giddings PewsImmanuel, Giddings is replacing their pews and would love to contribute the current pews to any mission or even estalbished congregation. There are approximately 40 pews available and they are in relatively good condition. If you are interested contact Ray Walther at (281) 772-1088 or