Posts with the category “faith-and-fellowship-magazine”

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Partners in Mission
November 22nd, 2022
PSALM 8:3-6“When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for th...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Koinonia: The DNA of Gospel Partnership
November 22nd, 2022
It was a humbling moment for me. I was leading a small mission organization in East Asia at the time and was preparing to give a talk at a missions conference on the theme of “Partnering in Mission.” ...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Imitators of Christ
November 22nd, 2022
I believe that, for me as a pastor, the scariest passage in all of Scripture is 1 Corinthians 11:1. You might have expected me to say it was one of the visions of Satan raging against the Church, or G...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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People Matter
November 22nd, 2022
Your neighbor down the street matters. Your best friend from childhood matters. The stranger you meet in line at the grocery store matters. People matter. Why? They matter because they are created in ...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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We Have an Amazing Church
November 22nd, 2022
Seminary students and professor in Chad, visiting one of the mission schools. I love the Church of the Lutheran Brethren. I have been attending Bethesda Lutheran Brethren Church in Eau Claire, Wiscons...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Faith Journeys
November 21st, 2022
The E-vite read: “You are invited to a FREE fall weekend retreat, ‘Faith Journeys,’ at Inspiration Point, September 23-25, 2022, with other Lutheran Brethren Pastors’ Wives from the Central Region! Th...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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God Makes the Seed Grow
November 21st, 2022
Maybe you’ve heard this one before: “Two Pastors, an Elder, and a new(ish) Christian guy walk into a diner…”No? You haven’t? Fortunately, it’s not the beginning of a bad church joke, but a potential s...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Overwhelming Odds and Overabundant Grace
November 21st, 2022
In December 2021 we packed up our belongings and moved from Hsinchu to Taichung City. After having spent the past three years in Mandarin Chinese study and visiting our Chinese Lutheran Brethren churc...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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CLB Canada: President Overland Retires
November 21st, 2022
"Take it, lassie. It’s for sinners.” That line is taken from one of Rev. Jon Overland’s favorite illustrations. He tells of an older Christian man sitting in a Scottish worship service. The man had co...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Rust Elected President of CLB Canada
November 21st, 2022
Harold and Joyce Rust On April 9, 2022 Rev. Harold Rust was elected President of the CLB Canada at the annual convention in Camrose, AB. He assumes the position vacated with the retirement of Rev. Jon...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Skog Installed
November 21st, 2022
L to R: Elder and member of the CLB Council of Directors Matt DeKok, Rev. Aage Larson, Pastor Drew Skog, and Elder Keith Dunham On October 9, 2020, Pastor Drew Skog was installed at Bunker Hill Luther...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Rogness Ordained, Militzer Installed
November 21st, 2022
L to R kneeling: Elder Ryan Rogness and Pastor Josiah Militzer. On September 4, 2022, Ryan Rogness was ordained as an elder  and Josiah Militzer was installed as Youth and Young Adults Pastor at Bethe...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Knick Joins CLB Staff
November 21st, 2022
On October 24, 2022, Andrea Knick began serving the Church of the Lutheran Brethren as the new Executive Administrative Assistant for the Office of the President.......  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Who Gets the Glory?
November 19th, 2022
We  know about the great mission partnership of Paul and Barnabas. But have you ever followed Barnabas through the Book of Acts? We see a not-self-concerned fellow who just happens to raise up everyon...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Promises and Predictions
November 11th, 2022
The above video is available to download for your use.CLICK HERE to learn more and give to this relief effort. It was 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 28. It had been a frantic morning, preceded by twent...  Read More
by Church of the Lutheran Brethren
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Call to Follow
September 29th, 2022
My father’s voice rang out in the warm afternoon air calling, “Daniel! Daniel!” It was time for lunch, and my food was getting cold. But I wasn’t playing in the yard, as I had told my parents I would ...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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A House Built on Sand
September 29th, 2022
Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain (Psalm 127:1).My mom tells a “young Aaron” story about when she knew I would be trouble. When she picked me up after my first day at daycar...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Always Faithful
September 29th, 2022
When I was asked to write this article for Faith & Fellowship and was given the topic, “Looking to the Word in all of life’s circumstances,” my first thought was, “There is no way that I should be the...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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The Call of Our Savior
September 29th, 2022
"Matt, the dog kennel is a mess. Go clean it up.” Or, “Matt, the dog kennel is a mess. Let’s go clean it up.” I’m not going to tell you which command I heard more often in my home growing up, but I be...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Answered Prayers
September 29th, 2022
My CLB giving story starts at an Urbana Missions Convention back in 1987 while I was a student at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Urbana, for those of you who aren’t familiar with it, is a giant ...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Living Life Together in Mission
September 29th, 2022
I look up from weeding the flower beds and wave across the street as Dan pulls up. “How was the fishing? Any bites?” I ask. “Pretty good! We got a few. Not too many mosquitoes today, either.”Dan (not ...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Careful How You Build
September 29th, 2022
It was cold. The kind of cold you don’t expect on a late April afternoon. To make matters worse, the wind was blowing continually, chilling us to the bone. But even more chilling were the stories told...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Neighbors in Need
September 29th, 2022
There are many perks to living in a small, rural community like East Hartland, Connecticut. Everyone knows everyone, it is a quiet and peaceful place to live, and we have regular visits from some pret...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Sacrifice for the Gospel
September 29th, 2022
Meet T (name removed online for privacy). She is the wife of A and mother of ten beautiful, hard-working children. T and A are our Chadian missionary partners in our village (See above photo). They ha...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Remembering the Kaardals
September 29th, 2022
Kaardal descendants meeting with CLB representatives at the grave of Jetmund and Sofie Kaardal. I can only imagine the emotions and thoughts that flowed through the minds of Jetmund and Sofie Kaardal ...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Waiting for a Guest
September 29th, 2022
The invitation was worded, “Come enjoy a simple picnic, 5-7 pm Tuesday August 2, National Night Out.” We sent the postcard to the nine houses on our block. Our back deck near the alley is the center o...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Let It Rain
July 15th, 2022
The photo above is from the panel discussion about the CLB vision to be a "Disciple-Making Church." Each ministry director discussed how this vision is lived out through their area of CLB ministry. Wa...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Call to Follow
July 15th, 2022
The following is the Saturday evening sermon during the 2022 Biennial Convention by Pastor Chris Priestaf. You can also watch a video of the sermon at the end of this article. Things come and things g...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Partner in Mission
July 15th, 2022
The following is the Sunday morning sermon during the 2022 Biennial Convention by President Paul Larson. You can also watch a video of the sermon at the end of this article. If you watch the overhead ...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Unleash New Leaders
July 15th, 2022
In Paul’s last letter, 2 Timothy, Paul was coming to the end of his life, and there’s a sense as we read it that the end is near.For people at that last stage of life, there often becomes an incredibl...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Multiply New Disciples
July 15th, 2022
Imagine that you are sitting across from Jesus, and he asks you this question: “Do you love me?” How would you respond?There is an awkwardness to being asked a simple question that I know the answer t...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Immensely Grateful
July 15th, 2022
Alan and I were married during our final years of college. We were both music education majors, developing our passions for the standard repertoire of our respective instruments, authentic performance...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Women Together
July 15th, 2022
It was so good to be women together! Women from as far away as Washington, California, Connecticut, and Saskatchewan enjoyed a wonderful Saturday, June 11, together in Minnesota. It was great to greet...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Unleashing the Next Generation
July 15th, 2022
God’s call on my life is to encourage the call. It’s a call that came one December night in 1984 as I was walking alone on a deserted street in Urbana, Illinois. I had just attended the last session o...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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An Instrument for His Glory
July 15th, 2022
By the time you are reading this article my family and I will, Lord willing, be in Chad serving as CLB missionaries to the unreached. God has been very gentle with our family in leading us through pre...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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En ce Moment
July 15th, 2022
En ce moment (“at this time,” in French), we live in a constant tension between the hard and the good. This period of transition from France to Chad, while at times hard and overwhelming, can be at th...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Consider Revitalization
July 15th, 2022
Inspiration Lutheran Brethren Church is nestled on the edge of Breckenridge, Minnesota, just across the river from Wahpeton, North Dakota. Both towns form a community filled with industry, which is su...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Sent Home to Serve
July 15th, 2022
Twenty-five years ago, I wrote for Faith and Fellowship regarding the Grand Forks, North Dakota flood of ’97. Our church building was greatly damaged, and the church suffered as well. 50,000 people ha...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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Turn Back the Clock
May 12th, 2022
Several years ago, my wife and I were having a morning cup of coffee on our porch, discussing a future landscape project. I was standing near the edge of the porch and hardly noticed the five-year-old...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal
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We Have a Death Problem
May 12th, 2022
What is the common theme in the news today? No matter the day, time, or channel, the news is always about some problem(s) or issue(s). This causes me to wonder, is there any earthly thing that can’t b...  Read More
by Troy Tysdal