The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio

The Coffee Hour from KFUO Radio

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, behind the scenes encounters from the International Center, and practical talk about how to live boldly Lutheran.... Show More

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Sara Correnti, MS RD LD, Health and Wellness Educator with Concordia Plan Services, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about healthy grilling ideas, ways to get creative with food you already have, and how to get the whole family involved. Download the PDF recipes here Download the grilling recipes at kfuo.org/thecoffeehour. Editor's note: The App mentioned in this episode is Seasonal Food Guide, not Food Keepr. This app is available fo... Read more

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Rev. Dr. Stephen Oliver, who serves the Lord as a missionary in Taiwan and Asia Region along with his wife and children, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how he became a missionary, the work he does teaching the New Testament at China Lutheran Seminary in Hsinchu, Taiwan, and stories of the language, culture, and family life. Learn more about his work and family at lcms.org/oliver and the work being done in Asia at international... Read more

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Rev. Dr. Ross Johnson, Director of LCMS Disaster Response, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the floods and tornadoes in the Midwest, new Disaster Response Trailers being deployed now, and the upcoming Disaster Response Conference happening this Fall. Find details about volunteering for disaster relief in Nebraska and registration for the Conference at lcms.org/disaster.

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Rev. Dr. Dennis Goff—Director of Ministry Programs at The Lutheran Foundation in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and Amy Gerdts—Coordinator of LCMS Rural & Small Town Mission, join Andy and Sarah to talk about what a “no-casserole illness” is, why we treat mental illness so differently than other illnesses, and how we can reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness in order to better care for each other. This will be the topic for the Augus... Read more

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Rev. Gene Wyssmann, Assistant to the President: Church Worker and Congregational Health for the Missouri District of the LCMS, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why pastors (and church workers in general) should take vacation, what’s at stake when they don’t, and how the church can help their pastors take time away. Read the article from the Missouri District at mo.lcms.org/pastor-please-take-your-vacation.

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Rev. Joel and Clarion Fritsche, who serve the Lord as missionaries of the LCMS in the Dominican Republic along with their 3 boys, join Andy and Sarah to talk about the focus of the mission work in the DR, what Pastor Fritsche does as a church planter and director of Concordia Seminary and Mercy Center in Palmar Arriba, and how family life has been since they arrived on the field four years ago. Learn more about the Fritsches at lcm... Read more

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Dr. Robert Hermann, professor of physics and director of Osten Observatory at Concordia University Nebraska, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about viewing opportunities in the night sky this summer, how to best see Jupiter and Saturn, and some inexpensive ways to start enjoying God’s creation in the night sky.

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Dr. Charles Arand, Dean of Theological Research and Publication at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the Summer Seminary Workshops CSL is presenting all over the USA, specifically the one he is teaching titled “The Great Evangelical Creation Debate.” Learn more about these fascinating workshops at csl.edu/resources/continuing-education/summer-workshop-series.

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Michael Klatt, President and CEO of The Lutheran Home Association based in Belle Plaine, Minnesota, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the stories of how senior living communities make a difference for aging adults, the ways in which senior living communities serve the aging population, and how TLHA communities focus on living during our latter years. Learn more at TLHA.org.

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Deaconess Heidi Goehmann, LCSW, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about why it’s so hard to make friends as adults (especially in ministry), how to even take the first step towards a friendship, and why we should embrace the [middle-school] awkwardness that comes with making new friends.

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Rev. Dr. John Sias, Secretary of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the latest Synod Convention news, including floor committee and the resulting resolutions for convention, the next step for these resolutions, and where we are in the process of all elections. Read the first issue of “Today’s Business,” now available along with the Convention Workbook and candidate bios at lcms.org/convention.

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Dr. Donna Harrison, Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how elective drug-induced abortions were introduced into the United States, how Mifeprex was shuffled through FDA regulations to the detriment of women, and recent research on the effects of drug-induced elective abortion. Read more and find the research at aaplog.org/new-resear... Read more

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Rev. Dr. R. Lee Hagan, President of the LCMS Missouri District, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the devastating flooding happening in Orchard Farm, MIssouri, and across the state of Missouri, the impact this flood is having on families and land, and how people can prepare to help once the waters recede. A LERT Training is available on Saturday, June 8, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Jefferson City, Missouri. Find details a... Read more

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Laura Montgomery, Director of Educational Resources with Lutheran Elementary School Association in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how we can keep kids sharp in creative and unique ways that summer offers, some favorite tried-and-true activities for kids and families, and how to incorporate learning into fun activities. Find lots of great ideas at lesastl.org/information/activities-to-exercise-your-childs-br... Read more

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Matt Machemer, Associate Kantor at Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about Pentecost hymns, the wonderful texts in these hymns, and what we learn about Pentecost by singing them.

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Rev. John Suguitan, Pastor of Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Cincinnati, Ohio, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about how Prince of Peace meets the needs of the diverse community surrounding them, how the Peace Café is a wonderful service to people, and how Prince of Peace and Peace Café share the love of Jesus with neighbors. Learn more about Prince of Peace and the Peace Café at poplcmscinci.org. Read more at blogs.lcms.org/2019/... Read more

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Rev. Peter Ill, pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church in Millstadt, Illinois, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the connection of Pentecost in the New Testament to Shavuot in Old Testament, what happened at Pentecost that is still celebrated by the Church today, and what traditions commemorate this feast.

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Jeremy Boyer, Director of Sacred Music & Liturgy at Saint Francis of Assisi Parish in Saint Louis, Missouri, and organist for the St. Louis Blues, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about his love of playing the organ, the uniqueness of the organ at the Enterprise Center, and how he uses his talent both as a church musician and sports organist. Hear him play at Blues homegames, and at youtube.com/user/JABsMusic. You can also follow him o... Read more

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Steve Johnson, Executive Director of Lutheran Valley Retreat in Florissant, Colorado, joins Andy to talk about the Servant Event at LVR, how youth served, and how servant events made a difference for participants. For more information on 2019 LCMS Servant Events visit servantevents.lcms.org.

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Rev. Paul Cain, pastor & headmaster at Martin Luther Grammar School in Sheridan, Wyoming, and member of the Consortium for Classical Lutheran Education (CCLE) conference planning committee, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about CCLE conferences, this year’s conference content, and what attendees will have the opportunity to learn. Find details and register at ccle.org/ccle-xix.

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