Wyoming District - LCMS

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Wyoming District MapThe Wyoming District consists of LCMS Congregations in all of Wyoming, the panhandle of Nebraska and one Colorado congregation

  • 60 congregations; 1 campus, 1 mission, 1 Indian Mission
  • 11,388 communicant members
  • Current Triennial Theme: "No Other Foundation!" (I Corinthians 3:11)

   

 



“TO GOD ALONE BE GLORY”

It is good for us to remember what we are here for as the children of God.  That purpose is given to us in passages of Scripture where the Lord says:  “I AM THE LORD, THAT IS MY NAME; MY GLORY I GIVE TO NO OTHER, NOR MY PRAISE TO GRAVEN IMAGES.”  (Isaiah 42:8)  We are given life, breath, wealth, talent, ability, time and the Gospel that we might glorify God, and Him alone.

Thus as people of God, the priesthood of believers, God has rescued us from sin, death and the power of the devil that we might live out that purpose by faith in His Son, Jesus, the Christ.  “SO, WHETHER YOU EAT OR DRINK, OR WHATEVER YOU DO, DO ALL TO THE GLORY OF GOD”  (I Corinthians 10:31). Thus, our chief service to God is praying, praising, thanking God, hearing His Word, using His gifts, the sacraments as He intends.

Secondary to that is serving our neighbor in ways that glorify God according to the second table of the Law (Ten Commandments).  Not so we are praised, lifted up, given credit, but that God might be praised, glorified for al that we do.

In addition, pastors are to glorify God in their ministry, chiefly in praying, praising, thanking God, and preaching/teaching the Word, administering the Sacraments according to the Word of God, under the authority of God.  “HE WHO SPEAK ON HIS OWN AUTHORITY SEEKS HIS OWN GLORY, BUT HE WHO SEEKS THE GLORY OF HIM WHO SENT HIM IS TRUE, AND IN HIM IS NO FALSEHOOD.”  (John 7:18)

Only through Christ, and in Christ, and with the attitude of humility given by the Lord Jesus will this happen.  But that is our Spirit led goal that God might be glorified.  Pray that this will be so for all of us in the Wyoming District as we walk together, work together, pray together, and serve the Lord together—“TO GOD ALONE BE GLORY!”

Rev. John E. Hill,
District President
"servus servorum"  (II Corinthians 4:5-7)

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