News Break – Planned Parenthood drops suit


In today’s News:

Planned Parenthood drops suit 

Planned Parenthood of Arizona has dropped its lawsuit against Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich, which sought to have several state regulations on abortion overturned. The suit challenged laws which mandated only physicians commit abortions, banned abortion pills dispensed via telemedicine, and required women to have an ultrasound at least 24 hours before an abortion. Despite dropping the suit, the abortion business is still pressing judges to overturn the laws. In addition, the organization announced on Oct. 24 the resignation of Bryan Howard, the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Arizona. Howard spent 36 years working for the abortion chain, 23 of which were with Planned Parenthood of Arizona. Howard had previously complained about ultrasound legislation, noting that it has led to fewer abortions being committed, meaning women have “had their life substantially disrupted.” He also falsely claimed to provide prenatal care, and opposed legislation banning discriminatory abortions committed based on the race or sex of the child.

Black pro-life leaders tell Planned Parenthood to leave 

Black pro-life leaders are telling the Planned Parenthood abortion chain to get out of their neighborhoods and stop targeting black women and unborn babies. The National Black Pro-Life Coalition recently filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the abortion chain of decades of racial discrimination, One News Now reports. Planned Parenthood itself recently admitted that its founder, Margaret Sanger, held eugenics beliefs “rooted in racism, ableism and classism” and removed her name from its New York City facility. Hundreds of Planned Parenthood employees also accused its leaders of racism earlier this year. Lori Hoye of the Issues4Life Foundation said the abortion chain needs to do more than just disavow its founder. Though abortions hurt families of every race and culture, statistics indicate that abortions disproportionately hurt the African-American community. Census data indicates that African Americans make up about 13 percent of the U.S. population, but they have about 40 percent of all abortions.

Malagasy Lutherans choose a new leader

On Nov. 5, the Malagasy Lutheran Church elected the Rev. Dr. Denis Rakotozafy to serve as its new president. The vote came during the church’s 23rd synodical conference held Nov. 4-8, which gathered under the theme: “and increase the harvest of your righteousness…” (2 Corinthians 9:10).

Same-sex marriage ban overturned 

Nevada voters overturned a ban on same-sex marriage, making it the first state to recognize gay couples’ right to marry in its constitution. The right to same-sex marriage was one four new amendments to the state constitution, which also included a voters’ bill of rights and a renewable energy mandate.

Daily Chapel – Rev. Peter Ill on Acts 21:1-16

Rev. Peter Ill gives today’s sermon based on Acts 21:1-16. This is a rebroadcast from November 11, 2019.

Today we pray for Anton Lutz who serves the Lord in Papua New Guinea. Read his story and how to support his work at lcms.org/anton.lutz. Find your opportunity to serve at servenow.lcms.org.


>> The broadcast of chapel services is brought to you by LCMS International Mission and Ministry to Armed Forces.
>> Learn more at international.lcms.org and lcms.org/armedforces.


Tune in weekdays at 10:00 a.m. CT to hear daily chapel services from the LCMS International Center. Find service information including the lectionary, hymn, and homilist for the day at kfuo.org/daily-chapel-schedule.

Daily Chapel – Rev. Peter Ill on Acts 21:1-16

Rev. Peter Ill gives today’s sermon based on Acts 21:1-16. This is a rebroadcast from November 11, 2019.

Today we pray for Anton Lutz who serves the Lord in Papua New Guinea. Read his story and how to support his work at lcms.org/anton.lutz. Find your opportunity to serve at servenow.lcms.org.


>> The broadcast of chapel services is brought to you by LCMS International Mission and Ministry to Armed Forces.
>> Learn more at international.lcms.org and lcms.org/armedforces.


Tune in weekdays at 10:00 a.m. CT to hear daily chapel services from the LCMS International Center. Find service information including the lectionary, hymn, and homilist for the day at kfuo.org/daily-chapel-schedule.

Law and Gospel — Sunday’s Lectionary: 1 Thessalonians 15:20-28

Pastor Baker discusses theological distinctions between Law & Gospel.

Today’s topic of discussion is Sunday’s Lectionary for Series A of the Three Year Lectionary.

Festival: Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28)
1st Reading: Zephaniah 1:7-16
Psalm: Psalm 90:1-12
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 15:20-28
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30


Learn more about Pastor Tom Baker’s Law & Gospel at lawandgospel101.com.

Law and Gospel — Sunday’s Lectionary: 1 Thessalonians 15:20-28

Pastor Baker discusses theological distinctions between Law & Gospel.

Today’s topic of discussion is Sunday’s Lectionary for Series A of the Three Year Lectionary.

Festival: Twenty-Fourth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 28)
1st Reading: Zephaniah 1:7-16
Psalm: Psalm 90:1-12
Epistle: 1 Thessalonians 15:20-28
Gospel: Matthew 25:14-30


Learn more about Pastor Tom Baker’s Law & Gospel at lawandgospel101.com.

The Coffee Hour – Mental Health Monday: Industry, Identity, and Vocation

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about industry and purpose, industry versus inferiority, identity and vocation, and finding our identity and purpose in Christ.

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.


The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

Have a topic you’d like to hear about on The Coffee Hour? Contact Andy Bates at andrew.bates@kfuo.org or call 314-996-1519.

The Coffee Hour – Mental Health Monday: Industry, Identity, and Vocation

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about industry and purpose, industry versus inferiority, identity and vocation, and finding our identity and purpose in Christ.

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.


The Coffee Hour is underwritten by Concordia University Wisconsin. Live Uncommon. Learn more at cuw.edu.

Have a topic you’d like to hear about on The Coffee Hour? Contact Andy Bates at andrew.bates@kfuo.org or call 314-996-1519.

Mental Health Monday: Industry, Identity, and Vocation

Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about industry and purpose, industry versus inferiority, identity and vocation, and finding our identity and purpose in Christ.

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.

Sharper Iron — The Word is Trustworthy: An Urgent Letter from Prison

Rev. Luke Zimmerman, pastor at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study 2 Timothy 1:1-7.

Paul’s imprisonment adds a sense of urgency to his second letter to Timothy. Because the Apostle senses that his death is near, he writes to Timothy once more, not only to ask him to come visit him in prison, but especially to urge him to faithfulness in sound doctrine. The affection that Paul and Timothy share for each other in the faith is evident as Paul greets the young pastor and gives thanks for him. The Christian faith they both confess is the continuation of the faith taught in the Old Testament, which was given faithfully to Timothy by his mother and grandmother. For this reason, Paul urges Timothy to fan into flame God’s gift, for His gift alone enables Timothy to go about the task he has been given.

“The Word is Trustworthy” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the three pastoral epistles: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. These three letters are named after their recipients, two young pastors in the Christian Church. St. Paul gives instruction to these two men concerning the doctrine and life of the congregations where they are given to serve. In these epistles, the Apostle teaches both pastors and congregations of all times and places that the sound doctrine from God’s Word is faithful to save sinners in Christ Jesus.

Sharper Iron, hosted by Rev. Timothy Appel, looks at the text of Holy Scripture both in its broad context and its narrow detail, all for the sake of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen for sinners. Two pastors engage with God’s Word to sharpen not only their own faith and knowledge, but the faith and knowledge of all who listen.

Sharper Iron is underwritten by Lutheran Church Extension Fund, where your investments help support the work of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Visit lcef.org.


2 Timothy 1:1-7

Greeting

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,

To Timothy, my beloved child:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You

I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.

Sharper Iron — The Word is Trustworthy: An Urgent Letter from Prison

Rev. Luke Zimmerman, pastor at Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study 2 Timothy 1:1-7.

Paul’s imprisonment adds a sense of urgency to his second letter to Timothy. Because the Apostle senses that his death is near, he writes to Timothy once more, not only to ask him to come visit him in prison, but especially to urge him to faithfulness in sound doctrine. The affection that Paul and Timothy share for each other in the faith is evident as Paul greets the young pastor and gives thanks for him. The Christian faith they both confess is the continuation of the faith taught in the Old Testament, which was given faithfully to Timothy by his mother and grandmother. For this reason, Paul urges Timothy to fan into flame God’s gift, for His gift alone enables Timothy to go about the task he has been given.

“The Word is Trustworthy” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the three pastoral epistles: 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. These three letters are named after their recipients, two young pastors in the Christian Church. St. Paul gives instruction to these two men concerning the doctrine and life of the congregations where they are given to serve. In these epistles, the Apostle teaches both pastors and congregations of all times and places that the sound doctrine from God’s Word is faithful to save sinners in Christ Jesus.

Sharper Iron, hosted by Rev. Timothy Appel, looks at the text of Holy Scripture both in its broad context and its narrow detail, all for the sake of proclaiming Christ crucified and risen for sinners. Two pastors engage with God’s Word to sharpen not only their own faith and knowledge, but the faith and knowledge of all who listen.

Sharper Iron is underwritten by Lutheran Church Extension Fund, where your investments help support the work of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Visit lcef.org.


2 Timothy 1:1-7

Greeting

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God according to the promise of the life that is in Christ Jesus,

To Timothy, my beloved child:

Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.

Guard the Deposit Entrusted to You

I thank God whom I serve, as did my ancestors, with a clear conscience, as I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day. As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy. I am reminded of your sincere faith, a faith that dwelt first in your grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and now, I am sure, dwells in you as well. For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands, for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. ESV® Permanent Text Edition® (2016). Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers.