Steadfast Lutherans Status

We apologize for the problems that we’ve been having with the BJS site over the past week or so; our host first replaced the disk system, and now has replaced the computer that it was hosted on (moving the disk … Continue reading

BJS news — our recent down time

We thank you for your patience for the last few days while the site was down. Every couple of years we grow out of our hosting capacity and we need to increase our hosting plan. It is a good problem … Continue reading

Steadfast Lutherans Hacked / COMMENTING ENABLED

My hosting company determined that there was a hack of this site, and found that the file that submits comments is the cause of the problem. Evidently the current version of WordPress has a hole in it that allows people … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Will the Congregation Turn Out for Soup Made by the Brothers?

(by Pastor Rossow) Many congregations have the tradition of Lenten soup suppers. At our parish, Bethany Lutheran Church and School – Naperville, Illinois, our various societies and groups take turns hosting the meal. For this last midweek supper it was … Continue reading

Audio from BJS 2011 Conference

Here is audio from the various segments of the 2011 Brothers of John the Steadfast conference. We may be able to get more audio or video out; so keep an eye on this post. Information prior to the conference can … Continue reading

Divine Service at the 2011 BJS Conference

One of the questions going around at the Conference this past weekend was …. what does Pastor Fisk look like in real life? Does he have the Samurai Swords behind him, does he jump around as he goes from phrase … Continue reading

Thanks to the Conference Committee

As usual the BJS conference was well run and overflowing with grace and hospitality thanks to the conference committee pictured here: Donna Linnemeyer (Bethany Program Administrator and occassional BJS blogger), Phyllis Rossow (Pastor Rossow’s wife), Aimee Walsh (Bethany Lutheran School Admissions Director and … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel — Streaming Audio for Today

The schedule has changed for today — rather than update it in the multiple places it’s posted, the corrected information is below: 8:00 A Manly Man’s Breakfast 9:00 Section 1: Witness – Cantor Phillip Magness 10:00 Section 2: Mercy – … Continue reading

A Few Quick Pictures from the 2011 Conference

Here are a few quick pictures of the conference so far .. more later!             [podcast][/podcast]     Check back later for more… … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel — Live Streaming Audio

We will start Live Streaming Audio starting TODAY at 5:30PM Central Time. The link to access it will be: Please comment on this post (or the previous post) if you plan to listen to the audio, and make sure … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel — Streaming Media for the upcoming Conference this Friday/Saturday

NOTE: Updated information available here.   We felt with the number of people asking for conferences closer to where they are that it would be useful to our membership to have live audio streaming of the conference for those too … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Registrants from Oregon, Washington, Kansas, New York and Even Canada Signed Up for the BJS Conference – Last Chance to Register

Registration for the Third Annual Brothers of John the Steadfast conference is closing tomorrow night. We normally keep registration open to the day of the conference but this year the banquet is being catered and so we need an exact number. … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Audio from Previous Conventions

For those of you who haven’t yet decided to register for the 2011 Steadfast Lutherans conference, I thought you might be interested in listening to the presentations and worship opportunities from our previous years. This says nothing about the hospitality … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: BJS Conference Registration Deadline Approaching – Harrison as Banquet Speaker and Presentations on His Threefold Emphasis

The deadline for registering for the BJS banquet and conference is midnight Sunday, February 6. The conference is being held at Bethany Lutheran Church and School in Naperville, Illinois in the western Chicago suburbs. The headliner for the conference is President … Continue reading

BJS non-functioning for the past day or so.

We at BJS apologize to our readers for the non-functioning website for the past few days. No posts could be written, nor could any comments be added to the site for this time. I spent the last day looking through … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: BJS Conference Keeps Getting Better – President’s Sr. Assistant and Former Commission on Worship Assistant Director Jon Vieker to Chant Evening Prayer

It’s not too late to sign up for the annual BJS Conference. LCMS President Senior Assistant Jon Vieker will be making the trip up from St. Louis with President Harrison and will grace the conference by chanting our Evening Prayer … Continue reading

Discounted Accomodations for BJS Conference – Come Join the Brothers and Sisters for a Wonderful Conference and Retreat

The closest hotel to Bethany Lutheran Church, site of the third annual BJS conference, has set aside a block of rooms at a discounted rate for the conference. For details on the conference and to register click here. The closest … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Did We Mention the Flaming Cherries Jubilee for the BJS Banquet Dessert?

Did we mention that we are serving Flaming Cherries Jubilee for the banquet dessert at this year’s Brothers of John the Steadfast conference? The teaching and support staff of Bethany Lutheran in Naperville, Illinois will once again uphold their reputation of superb … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel – Rev. Jonathan Fisk of Worldview Everlasting to Preach at BJS Conference Divine Service

We are happy to announce that Rev. Jonathan Fisk will be preaching at the BJS Conference Divine Service on Saturday, February 12. Rev. Fisk is a frequent commenter on the BJS blogs. His popular web-videos on his Worldview Everlasting site … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: BJS Chapter Monday Night Football Event Included a Toast in Thanks that We are not Baptists

(By Pastor Rossow) The Naperville, Illinois chapter of the  Brothers of John the Steadfast met for a Monday night football party. Attendance was stunted by a four inch snowfall right at rush hour but we still managed a good bunch … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Christmas Gift Idea — Registration for Brothers of John the Steadfast Conference in Feb, 2011

Looking for a Christmas gift for someone interested in a great time of fellowship with fellow brothers and sisters, rich liturgical worship, and some very good speakers? Consider the gift of a registration at the next Brothers of John the … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: Registration Now Open for BJS Conference in February Headlined by LCMS President Matthew Harrison

Click here to register The Brothers of John the Steadfast are pleased to welcome LCMS President Matthew Harrison as the keynote speaker to its annual conference. The conference is a two day opportunity for study, rich liturgical worship, and fellowship … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel – How Two BJS Chapters Worked Together to Fund a Teaching Project in Africa, by Keith Luhrs

(Keith Luhrs is the chapter leader of the Bethany Lutheran chapter of the Brothers of John the Steadfast in Naperville, Illinois.)  Back in October, the Bethany Lutheran Church, Naperville, IL, chapter hosted a panel discussion on a number of topics … Continue reading

BJS Chapter Newsreel – Fundraiser in Dearborn, MI

The BJS Chapter at Emmanual Lutheran, Dearborn, MI is holding a fundraising dinner featuring German food. Emmanual is located at 800 Military Ave. The ticket prices are $10. or $25 for your family. Join us for a great meal and … Continue reading

BJS Newsreel: BJS Blog Welcomes Pastor Joshua Scheer to the Brothers Café

Pastor Joshua Scheer got our attention a few months ago with his study of the new ELCA offshoot, the LCMC (Lutheran Congregations in Mission for Christ). Josh is pastor of Redeemer Evangelical Lutheran Church of Bagley, Minnesota. Since Klemet Preus … Continue reading