Guest Deaconess Sandra Rhein talks about her work as a deaconess who works with Lutheran church bodies in countries around the world to develop hymnals for these church bodies. She talks about the process of creating and translating these hymnals, how her training and formation as a Deaconess plays a major role in these projects, and what these hymnals mean to the people of these church bodies around the world. Learn more about her work at blog.lcms.org. To support the international project, call the LCMS at 888-930-4438 or send a check to the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod International Center marked for the International Hymnal Project.
If you haven’t had Director of Programming Andy Bates’s smoked mac and cheese from scratch (yes, including the noodles), you’re missing out on a magical food experience. Although he’ll gladly go venturing through the woods in his Vivobarefoot Trail Freaks (those are shoes), he’ll also stay happily busy automating every possible thing in his home while eating cherry cheesecake brownies made by his wife, Lauren. As a Theatre major, don’t ask him to pick a favorite play, but you may find him hanging out with his adorable 4-year-old son watching Trolls or listening to bluegrass or the latest audiobook on biomechanics.