Symposium for Hymn Writers and Translators — 2019/09/30

Rev. Dr. Jon Vieker, Senior Assistant to the President of the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what makes a good hymn writer, how hymn writers have influenced him, and the wonderful speakers and topics at the upcoming “Symposium for Hymn Writers and Translators” happening November 10-14 in tandem with the Good Shepherd Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Find details at and registration information at

Mental Health Monday: Who to Ask for Help — 2019/09/30

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about who to ask when you’re in need of help, including whether a professional or lay person is best, whether a Christian worldview matters, and other qualities to look for. Find the Faith & Family episode Heidi mentions at

Hear Mental Health Mondays each Monday at 9am CT! Find all episode with the tag “Mental Health Monday.” View Deaconess Heidi’s Mental Health Playlist on Youtube and find all of her writings at

Paul Manz Hymn Festival — 2019/09/27

Dr. Scott Hyslop, Cantor at St. Lorenz Lutheran Church in Frankenmuth, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Lutheran and musical heritage at St. Lorenz, details of the Paul Manz hymn festival on September 29, and the harpsichord recital at Concordia Seminary on September 30.

Sunday, September 29, 4:00pm
A Paul Manz Hymn Festival, Dr. Scott Hyslop, organ
Sponsored by the St. Louis Chapter of the American Guild of Organists
Ladue Chapel Presbyterian Church
9450 Clayton Rd, St. Louis, Missouri 63124
Co-Sponsored by MorningStar Music

Monday, September 30, 9:55am
After Chapel Concerts
Concordia Seminary
801 Seminary Place, Saint Louis, MO 63105
Dr. Scott Hyslop, harpsichord

St. Michael and All Angels — 2019/09/27

Rev. Timothy Appel, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Smithville, Texas, and host of KFUO Radio’s Sharper Iron, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about who St. Michael is, how we celebrate the Feast of St. Michael and All Angels, and what we understand about angels. Read more about this festival and what we believe about angels at and

American Heritage Girls Celebrates 24 Years! — 2019/09/26

Patti Garibay, Founder and Executive Director of American Heritage Girls, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how AHG troops celebrated 24 years, the unique service projects girls participated in on National Day of Service, and the theme for the 2019 – 2020 program year. Learn more about American Heritage Girls and find your local chapter (or start your own!) at

Constitution, Resolutions, and Sister Churches: Convention Wrap-Up — 2019/09/26

Rev. Dr. John Sias, Secretary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, joins Andy and Sarah to share outcomes of the recent convention, including an update to the constitution and a few resolutions, and some of the exciting things with our sister churches and the service of installation for Synodical officials. Find all things from Synod Convention at

LCMS U: Wichita, KS — 2019/09/25

Paige Edgington, Director of Outreach & Coffeehouse Manager for Fairmount Ministries & Coffee Co. in Wichita, Kansas, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the history of Fairmount Ministries, the students at Wichita State University that this ministry serves, and how this ministry makes a difference for college students. Learn more at Find your local LCMS U chapter at

LCMS U: Fargo, ND — 2019/09/25

Rev. Steve Schulz, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Fargo, North Dakota, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the campus ministry Immanuel provides for North Dakota State University, the unique opportunities Immanuel provides for these college students, and how important this ministry is for the long-term spiritual growth of these students. Learn more about Immanuel at and Find your local LCMS U chapter at

Journey to Better Health — 2019/09/24

Rev. Jonathan Meraz, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Norfolk, Virginia, and Sara Correnti, MS RD LD, Manager of Health & Wellness for Concordia Plan Services, join Andy to talk about Pastor Meraz’s journey to better health and how the Virta program works for people on Concordia Plan Services. Learn more at

Witness and Mercy in Disaster Response — 2019/09/23

Rev. Michael Meyer, Manager of LCMS Disaster Response, joins Andy and Sarah to share insight into case studies from Disaster Response, how being prepared for disaster helps congregations serve their communities, and some of the things attendees will learn and experience at the 2019 Disaster Response Conference. Learn more and register for the conference at