The Coffee Hour

As you grab your morning coffee (and pastry, let’s be honest), join hosts Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth as they bring you stories of the intersection of Lutheran life and a secular world. Catch real-life stories of mercy work of the LCMS and partners, updates from missionaries across the ocean, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.

Show Time: Monday-Friday at 9:00 a.m. Central Time
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The Coffee Hour — Mental Health Monday: The National Mental Health Conversation

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Why is this important to us as Christians, and how do we understand the national conversation about mental health? Rev. Dr. Rick Marrs joins us!

The Coffee Hour — Set Apart To Serve: Formation as a Director of Church Ministries Student

What is a Director of Church Ministries program, and how are these students prepared to serve the Church? Paige Mielke and Grace Sugg share their experiences!

The Coffee Hour — Preparing and Playing a Hymn Festival

What does it take to organize and prepare for a Hymn Festival? Dr. John Behnke and Mark Thoelke tell their stories.

The Coffee Hour — Overcoming Life Sorrows Pt 2: Jeremiah Teaches Us About God’s Word

What does Jeremiah teach us about God’s Word? Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing joins us!

The Coffee Hour — Serving Refugees, Library Acquisitions, and Daily Prayer at The Old Latin School

What are the latest happenings at The Old Latin School in Wittenberg, Germany? Rev. Dr. Wilhem Weber shares stories!

The Coffee Hour — Serving in the Asia Region

What work is happening in the Asia region of the LCMS Office of International Mission? Rev. Dr. Charles Ferry and Sam Borgwardt share their stories!

The Coffee Hour — Set Apart To Serve: Vicarage Placement Experience

What is the Vicarage Placement Service and what’s it like to experience this? Henry and Stacey Eising share their story.

The Coffee Hour – “The Shepherd’s Community” LW Searching Scripture, May 2024: 1 Peter 2:11–25

Rev. Carl Roth talks about the “Searching Scripture” feature in the May 2024 issue of the Lutheran Witness.

The Coffee Hour — Overcoming Life Sorrows Pt 1: Who Is Jeremiah?

Who is Jeremiah, and what are we going to learn from him in this series? Rev. Dr. Reed Lessing joins us!

The Coffee Hour — CTSFW Seminarians Serve in the Dominican Republic

What is a mission education team, and what is its purpose? Aaron Wade, Patrick Randolph, and Erin MacKenzie talk about it.