Celebrating Your Baptism Birthday (Rebroadcast) — 2019/10/31

Professor Brian Mosemann, Assistant Professor of Theology at Concordia University Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to on Sarah’s baptism birthday to talk about why we remember (or live) or baptisms daily and how you can commemorate your baptism birthday! This is a rebroadcast from July 31, 2018.

Short-Term Mission: Mercy Medical Team — 2019/10/31

Hayden Rensner, volunteer with a Mercy Medical Team to Sierra Leone, and Anne Gonzalez, DCE, Manager of Short-term Mission Training & Engagement with the LCMS, join Andy and Sarah to talk about Mercy Medical Teams, including Hayden’s experiences serving in Sierra Leone, how she prepared for this trip, and how her service on an MMT has impacted her life as a college student. Find your opportunity to serve at servenow.lcms.org.

Pork Sausage and Sacred Music — 2019/10/30

Rev. Dr. Mark Bangert, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Washington, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the upcoming Annual Pork Sausage Dinner (best around!), the American Kantorei concert that’s part of their Concert and Speaker Series, and why Immanuel Lutheran partners with KFUO Radio as a Church of the Week. Learn more about Immanuel and these events at imlutheran.org.

Annual Pork Sausage Dinner
Sunday, November 3, 2019
11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

American Kantorei Concert
Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:30 p.m. | FREE

Immanuel Lutheran Church
214 W 5th St, Washington, MO 63090

Remembering the Faithful Departed — 2019/10/30

Rev. Dr. Ryan Tinetti, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia, Michigan, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the origins of All Saints’ Day, how Lutherans view this day in contemporary times, and how families can keep this day in their devotions at home.

It’s Cold. It’s Dark. I don’t Want to Work Out. (Rebroadcast) — 2019/10/29

Jennifer Hamer, Chaplain’s Wife, Group Fitness Instructor and Command Fitness (CFL) Instructor at Naval Air Station Lemoore Gym & Fitness Center, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how to stay motivated as the days get shorter and colder, some tips to find new fitness routines, and how to fit bits of fitness into your daily life without being overwhelmed. This is a rebroadcast from October 19, 2018.

What is My Want? To Serve. — 2019/10/29

Deaconess Kristin Wassilak, Director of the Deaconess Program at Concordia University Chicago, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the role of a Deaconess, her experiences traveling with the deaconess students to different Lutheran locations, and the formation of young deaconesses for service in the church. Learn more about the Deaconess program at Concordia University Chicago at cuchicago.edu/deaconess.

Praise and Honor: Hymn-Inspired Devotions — 2019/10/28

Rev. Timothy Shoup, pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Bonduel, Wisconsin, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his new book from Concordia Publishing House titled “Praise and Honor: Hymn-Inspired Devotions,” including how hymns share the truth of God’s Word differently than reading or speaking, how this book will help others study God’s Word through hymns, and insights into a few of the hymns in the devotional book. Learn more and find your copy at cph.org/p-32622-praise-honor-hymn-inspired-devotions.aspx.

Mental Health Monday: Emotional Wellness — 2019/10/28

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about what emotional well-being means, what happens if we pay too much or too little attention to our emotions, what is really unchanging in all of this, and why we should not judge our emotions.

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 heidigoehmann.com.

Remembering Dr. Norman Nagel — 2019/10/25

We remember the wonderful Dr. Norman Nagel on this episode of The Coffee Hour. Rev. William Cwirla— pastor of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Hacienda Heights, California, Rev. Dr. John Pless— Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions and Director of Field Education at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Rev. Charles Henrickson— pastor of St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Bonne Terre, Missouri, join Andy and Sarah to talk about their memories of Dr. Nagel, what they learned from him, and how his ministry has influenced and shaped their own ministries. In bonus podcast content, Rev. Billy Brath, Vice President for Ministry Support with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, shares his memories of Dr. Nagel.

Read Dr. Nagel’s obituary at blogs.lcms.org/2019/obituary-rev-dr-norman-edgar-nagel-professor-emeritus-at-concordia-seminary-st-louis.

This hymn was written by Rev. Charles Henrickson and set to the tune Merton (LSB 345), and he wrote it for the festschrift Dona Gratis Donata for Dr. Nagel for his 90th birthday:

Always More than We Can Measure

1 Always more than we can measure,
All the gifts God has in store;
More than any earthly treasure,
Gospel gifts are always more.

2 Our dear Father we’re addressing,
All we need He knows before:
Food and drink and every blessing,
Daily gifts, and always more.

3 Jesus came, the Man from heaven,
All our sins our Savior bore;
Full forgiveness, freely given,
And with that comes even more.

4 Life arising, life victorious,
At the tomb an open door;
Through the cross comes new life glorious:
Christ is risen, first of more.

5 Now the Holy Spirit’s preaching
Spreads the news from shore to shore;
Now the church, baptizing, teaching,
Brings true faith to more and more.

6 Christ speaks words of consecration:
“Body given, blood outpoured”;
Life, forgiveness, and salvation–
Gospel gifts, and always more!

∆ 7 Father, Son, and Holy Spirit,
Triune God whom we adore;
Heaven’s song–we soon will hear it,
Praising You forevermore!

Text: © 2014 Charles Henrickson
Tune: Merton (LSB 345) 87 87

Sharing the Gospel in Asia — 2019/10/24

Rev. Roy Askins, Communications Manager for the Asia Region of the LCMS Office of International Mission, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the vast region he serves, the perception of Lutheranism across Asia, and several stories of the incredible projects happening in different countries. Follow all things LCMS Asia at international.lcms.org/asia and lcmsasia.fireside.fm. Follow the Askins at askinsinasia.com and the Wood family at theseaside.asia.