Greetings from the Intermountain West District of LCMC! We are an association of Lutheran churches in Utah and Southern Idaho doing the work of the kingdom of God together. If you’d like to know more about us, browse our website, and if your questions aren’t answered please send us an email!
The purpose of Intermountain West District is to support our common mission to bear witness to the good news that sinners are put right with God through repentance and faith alone in Jesus Christ. We take it upon ourselves to resist any corruption of this Gospel and support fellow congregations who seek to do likewise. This means that we will live in such a way as to serve the Kingdom of God by faithfulness to God’s Word as law and gospel, center our witness on the cross of Christ and give ourselves to God without reservation as servants and workers.
As with our national association, Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ, we are an association of congregations who are free in Christ, accountable to one another and rooted in the scriptures and the Lutheran confessions.
I think we can all safely agree that we are living in incredibly divided times. We are divided by political party; we are divided by sports teams; we are divided by race; we are divided by gender. We are divided by so many things we are even divided by what Jesus we follow: a Lutheran Jesus, a Baptist Jesus, a Catholic Jesus — all these different divisions are everywhere we look!
It may seem like it is getting more and more difficult to find peace in the midst of chaos surrounding us this year. As we seek to find peace it is important to note that peace is not found in the circumstances of our lives, but rather in the relationship we have with our Savior Jesus.
Following the stars is something that we humans seem to think that we know a great deal about. We read tabloid gossip pages, watch Inside Edition (or even 60 Minutes), follow the coolest people on Twitter and Instagram and generally seek out celebrity and novelty wherever we can find it. We seek to be on top of the latest trends and connected to the most important people. In this obsessing over the latest star, we have come need to establish gradations of stardom as well. There are stars, superstars, megastars and greatest of all time stars. We have a whole hyperbolic language that seeks to establish a greater stardom with every new star that we see.