4 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Knit Together in the Womb

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 My husband and I spent a little time...
2 Apr 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Change is in the Air

Pastor Arnold Krentz In 1941, Superintendent Kohlmeier retired due to health reasons, and Pr. Arnold Krentz became Superintendent. He had served as a pastor in Alberta, Canada and at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Clemens,...
28 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – If Only We Would Learn

When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, “Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you. -- Judges 9:7 They did it again.  The people of Israel didn't...
25 Mar 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Florence Storck Merz

Florence Storck was born in 1914 in St. Louis, MO. She entered deaconess training at the training school in Ft. Wayne and was consecrated in June 1937. In her first call, she served at an orphan's home in Des Peres, MO for 2 years, then...
21 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Breaking Down Barriers

Jesus said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”  -- Mark 7:27 She seems noble, while Jesus’ behavior seems incomprehensible. How could he be so cruel...
18 Mar 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Training Schools

In 1921, Pastor Kirst of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin approached the LDA about opening a hospital there. The Deaconess Hospital Foundation and representatives of the LDA agreed that for the sum of $50,000, a large property on Beaver Lake was to...
14 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – We Are in This Together

Brothers and sisters, do not be weary in doing what is right. -- 2 Thessalonians 3:13 Some days I just want to let someone else deal with the problem. Feed one hungry person, and three more appear. Give one person a pair of gloves and...
12 Mar 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Gertrude Simon

Gertrude Simon was born in 1900, in Zachow, Wisconsin. She graduated from the Lutheran Hospital School of Nursing in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1926. After graduation, she accepted a position to serve in China. She arrived in Hankow in 1927...
7 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Unexpected Paths of Grace

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness! -- Lamentations 3:22-23 Six inches of snow on the driveway was looming over me as I headed home and...
4 Mar 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – History of the LDA Continued

Once the Association was established, the next challenge for Pastor Herzberger was to find a "centrally located Motherhouse where our women workers can be trained and where they can find their home when sickness or old age incapacitates...