Friendship and Ministry — 2019/04/02

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, MSW, of, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about Friendship and Ministry, why friendships are important for all people, and why it can be hard for church workers to make friends. Read resources about Church Worker Wellness at

This episode is part of an ongoing Church Worker Wellness series with Deaconess Heidi Goehmann. Find more episodes in this series with the tag “Church Worker Wellness.”

New Hymnals for Mandarin and Amharic Languages — 2019/04/02

Deaconess Sandra Rhein, Hymnal Consultant for the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the exciting new developments in the Lutheran hymnals in Mandarin and Amharic, including the Pilot edition of the Chinese Lutheran Service Book that is now in print, the collaborations necessary to produce these hymnals, and what’s on the horizon for the Amharic language hymnal for the church in Ethiopia. For more information on obtaining a Chinese Lutheran Service Book, contact Deaconess Rhein at

Read more of her story and watch videos of this hymnal translation process in the Spring 2018 edition of Lutherans Engage, available at