Treehouse at Texas A&M and Blinn: Centered in grace and growing

By Pastor Mindy Roll The 2016-2017 school year was excellent for Treehouse, the Lutheran Campus Ministry at Texas A&M and Blinn College; it was so good that we ran out of meeting space and needed to hire more staff! A Lutheran approach to the world—centered in grace, nuanced in thinking, and focused on our neighbors—is […]

LSU: pilgrimage, sacred meals

By Pastor Mike Button Over the last twelve months we’ve had 10 students and young adults regularly participating in Lutheran Campus Ministry at Louisiana State University. Last summer, four students, Nancy Heck from St. Paul Lutheran Church and I joined the synod’s Peru pilgrimage. Our students had a great time traveling and working alongside a […]

HLCM: Message of grace at Rice, UH

By Pastor Janelle Rozek Hooper Most of us hadn’t painted with our fingers in years. We are college students and adult board members who were asked to draw, mold clay and—yes—paint with our fingers and brushes as we prayerfully discerned our future as Houston Lutheran Campus Ministry. We have been in interim status for a […]

Immigration workshop grant for St. James/Santiago Apóstol

Helping immigrants understand their legal options to stay in the United States and how to plan for their family in a time of increased enforcement are subjects for immigration community meetings organized by the Family Life Center at St. James Lutheran Church/Santiago Apóstol and held across the Houston area. The board of Live On, the […]

From discernment to generosity

By Lizbeth Johnson How can we be generous in multiple ways with our financial resources? When St. John Lutheran Church in New Ulm, Texas needed new hymnals, Ben Marek was drawn to meet the need. He and his brother decided to purchase the hymnals themselves. He included a tribute to his wife with a marker […]