LDA & Valpo Men's Basketball - Dec 8th, 2019


Preparing and supporting the whole people of God in Christ's call to serve.

As the LDA:

  1. We form, send, and nurture communities of deaconesses and deacons in a Lutheran context to serve in all walks of life.
  2. We value ecumenism in our Christian call to serve.
  3. We energize people to serve among and advocate for all affected by brokenness; and seek to restore wholeness for all creation.


Following Christ, people of God serve those across the street and around the world.

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100 Years of Service–Worship with us on Sunday, November 10

Please join us at the Chapel of the Resurrection at Valparaiso University Sunday, November 10 at 10 a.m. The service will be led by LDA deaconesses and...

Centennial Banquet

The LDA celebrates 100 years on Friday, November 8, 2019 at Valparaiso University! For more information on the banquet, please call...

Weekly Worship–In person or Livestream

Wednesday morning worship has resumed!  All are welcome.  Join us at 7AM Central  each Wednesday for worship, stay for breakfast and conversation--and still...

Aug 21, 2019

The LDA - 1304 Laporte Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

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03 Oct

This cross standing before me has a history. The image is not unfamiliar -- a Chi Rho cross, a basin on one arm to represent the image of foot washing. ...

26 Sep

The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out… and the sheep follow him, for...

19 Sep

I will lift up my eyes to the hills -- from where will my help come? The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore....
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