11 Jul 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Daily Cleansing” Deaconess Eva Schindhelm

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions.  Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. - Psalm 51:1-2  The weight machines at my local...
27 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Renewed by Water” Deaconess Donna McEwen

As many of you were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. Galatians 3:27 As I was flying from South Dakota to Baltimore, I read the book Honoring the Body, by Stephanie Paulsel. It is a beautiful meditation about...
24 Jun 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Corrine Vogel

This week we feature a current story about Deaconess Corrine Vogel and her ministry of caring for foster children. Following are excerpts from an article published May 2019 in the Fairfield, CA Daily Republic. "Corrine and Roger Vogel...
20 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Can You Hear Me Now?”

The Lord came and stood there, calling as before, "Samuel! Samuel! And Samuel said, "Speak, for your servant is listening!" - 1 Samuel 3:10  "Can you hear me now?" a caregiver asks a resident as she adjusts his hearing aid batteries....
17 Jun 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Uniforms

One of the most hotly debated issues in the history of the LDA was deaconess uniforms.  Following is the text of a letter sent to all deaconesses on October 30th, 1935 from Reverend H.B. Kohlmeier, Director of the Deaconess Association,...
13 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “My Friend Alberta”

Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them. Psalm 126:6 I had the great pleasure of knowing and loving Alberta Williams. We served alongside one another on my...
6 Jun 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “The Power of Touch”

When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God. - Luke 13:13  Jesus healed a woman who had been bent over for many years.  She rejoiced when Jesus touched her, and she was healed.  I have found...
3 Jun 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Evelyn Middelstadt

Evelyn Middelstadt was born in 1928 in Anoka, Minnesota and grew up on a dairy farm near Elk River.  She learned about serving others from the beginning of her life, as her parents not only raised and cared for Evelyn and her brother, but...
30 May 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “Do Not Be Afraid, I am With You” Deaconess Sharon Stoike

So do not fear, for I am with you;     do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;     I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10  A caregiver can be eaten alive by giving...
30 May 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Pastor Arne Kristo

Pastor Arne Kristo was born in Detroit, Michigan.  He graduated from Wayne State University in 1942 and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis in 1945.  He was the founding pastor of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Harbor City, California and...