#NLSW20: Role of Music in Education

We’re celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week on The Coffee Hour!

Dr. Maurice Boyer, Director of the American Kantorei and Professor of Music at Concordia University Chicago, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the importance of music in education, how he inspires future music teachers to be the best teachers they can be, and how music inspires students at Concordia Chicago. Learn about the American Kantorei at americankantorei.org and the Music Department at Concordia Chicago at cuchicago.edu/music.

Learn more about National Lutheran Schools Week at lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek.

Choral Music in Lutheran Education

Dr. Jerrode Marsh from St. Paul’s Lutheran High School in Concordia, Missouri, joins Andy to talk about the role choral music plays in Lutheran education, what students learn in choir at the high school level, and a preview of the Singing Saints Spring tour. Learn more about St. Paul’s Lutheran High School at stpaulsconcordia.org.

#NLSW20: Immanuel Washington

We’re celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week on The Coffee Hour!

Faculty and students from Immanuel Lutheran School in Washington, Missouri, including Megan, Olivia, Ben, Aidan, and principal Mr. Nick Hopfensperger, join Andy and Sarah to talk about why they love their school, when they learn about Jesus in school, and the value of Lutheran education for faculty, students, and families. Learn more about National Lutheran Schools Week at lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek.

The Mandalorian

Rev. Merritt Demski, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about The Mandalorian, and action/action/adventure/sci-fi series on Disney+, including The Mandalorian is connected to the Star Wars universe, who the Mandalorian is, and how this show might be useful in witness conversations. Learn more at imdb.com/title/tt8111088 and disneyplusoriginals.disney.com/show/the-mandalorian.

#NLSW20: St. Paul Hamel

We’re celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week on The Coffee Hour!

Faculty and students from St. Paul Lutheran School in Hamel, Illinois, including Eva Maria, Johnny, Alayna, and Principal Mrs. Kate Thoelke, join Andy and Sarah to talk about why they love their school, when they learn about Jesus in school, and the value of Lutheran education for faculty, students, and families. Learn more about National Lutheran Schools Week at lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek.

American Heritage Girls March for Life

Patti Garibay, Executive Director of American Heritage Girls (AHG), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the AHG Respect Life Patch Program, the AHG troops that attended the 2020 March for Life, and exciting upcoming events for AHG. Learn more about the American Heritage Girls and how to charter a troop in your area at americanheritagegirls.org.

#NLSW20: Word of Life Lutheran School

We’re celebrating National Lutheran Schools Week on The Coffee Hour!

Faculty and students from Word of Life Lutheran School in St. Louis, including Esther, Abraham, Matthew, Chloe, and Mrs. Sarah Maxfield, join Andy and Sarah to talk about why they love their school, when they learn about Jesus in school, and the value of Lutheran education for faculty, students, and families. Learn more about National Lutheran Schools Week at lcms.org/lutheranschoolsweek.

Historic Music in a Historic Space

Bruce Carvell, PhD, Artistic Director of the Collegium Vocale of St. Louis, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the unique nature of the Collegium Vocale baroque ensemble, the history surrounding J.S. Bach and Christoph Graupner in Leipzig, and the upcoming Collegium Vocale concert on Sunday, February 2, at 3:00pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church in St. Louis. Find more details at collegiumvocaleofsaintlouis.org.

March for Life Recap

Peter Slayton, Social Media Manager for the LCMS, and Rev. Michael Salemink, Executive Director of Lutherans for Life, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the atmosphere and general message of the national March for Life on January 24 in Washington, D.C., the message of Lutherans at the March for Life, and the other organizations and groups that were represented. Learn more about Lutherans for Life at lutheransforlife.org. Find interview from the LCMS at the March for Life at facebook.com/TheLCMS.

Mental Health Monday: Fear, Anxiety, and Worry

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the relationship between fear and mystery, distinctions to make between fear, anxiety, and worry, and how we can know to ask for help with our fear.

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.