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Declare & Defend Seminar

September 19, Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries welcomed Rev Mark Jasa (Pasadena, CA) for a seminar on evangelism. He presented to a full house the main tools of effective evangelism....

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Summer Vicar

In May, Kyle Richardson, a young man originally from Shelbyville, Indiana, arrived for an urban summer vicarage. ...

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Summer in the City

LCMS Director of Urban Ministry, Steve Schave, writes about the urban ministry experiences of several vicars in the summer of 2015....

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Holy Week 2015

Where Lent is realized, is in the holiest of weeks, when we are reminded of our Savior's trek into Jerusalem, Gethsemane and Calvary. This remembrance was no different here in Philadelphia....

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When the Light Goes Down in the City

It's hard to believe that a city as great as Philadelphia has been in constant transition for hundreds of years, and will one day be no more. Hebrews 13:14 states: "For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come." The 'city that is to come' is the New Jerusalem, or, heaven. ...

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Lenten Love

My sister-in-law, a nurse, recently asked my daughters to identify the main job of the heart. Without skipping a beat, my 3-year-old piped up: “To love!” ...

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Christ Graciously Grows His Church

A Lent 2015 update from Rev Adam DeGroot at Shepherd of the City....

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PLM Leadership Forum: The Role of the Local Church in Engaging the City

Please join us for this inspiring Forum as we unite in the work of the Gospel for Philadelphia....

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New Missionary Pastor for Philadelphia

I write to you today not a full-fledged newsletter article with many breakthroughs or important events to tell but a report of the settling-in process with some if the interactions and first thoughts of our time here in the city. ...

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Youth Corps Pilot

Deaconess Melissa DeGroot details the launch of the Lutheran Youth Corps pilot program at Shepherd of the City in Philadelphia....

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