President Connect

Holy Cross New Orleans Serves the Lord with Gladness

The LWML of Holy Cross in New Orleans donated gift cards, Portals of Prayer, and Our Daily Bread to the Metro Centers for Community Advocacy shortly before Christmas. Our missionary efforts focus on the local community as we “Serve the Lord with gladness.”

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Celebrating the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

At Baton Rouge Lutheran School (BRLS), our kindergarten class celebrated the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a very unique way. The students decorated cookies to look like themselves to celebrate their many differences. They learned that Dr. King and his friends peacefully fought for our right to live, work, and go to school and church with one another, no matter what we look like on the outside! (What an awesome teachable moment for young minds!) Kenzie Woltemath, DCE and kindergarten teacher, said the children told her, “Miss Kenzie, we all have different skins but that’s okay! We’re all just some kids!” BRLS is a ministry of Trinity Lutheran Church in Baton Rouge.

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Installation of Rev. Ken DeSoto

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at 4:00 p.m., Rev. Kenneth DeSoto was installed as the pastor of St. Stephen Lutheran Church in New Orleans, LA. Rev. Eric Johnson, President of the LCMS Southern District, was the Installer and Preacher, and Rev. David Goodine was the Liturgist.

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Community Food Pantry at Shepherd of the Bay

Shepherd of the Bay Community Food Pantry would like to thank our community for their donations to help disadvantaged citizens. It is with this support that we are able to meet this growing need.

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Christmas Program at Our Redeemer in Clinton

The children of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Clinton, MS, recently treated the congregation to a beautifully performed Christmas program. They worked hard to learn all of the songs and lines and did a masterful job of telling the story of Jesus and bringing the true meaning of Christmas to Our Redeemer.  The group was led by Karen Berger and Cindy Namanny.

Atonement Impacts Lives Through Christ

A disaster relief team from Atonement in Metairie, LA, departed for Panama City at the beginning of November. Their mission: to impact lives through Christ—specifically, to love and aid those affected by Hurricane Michael.

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