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Specialized Pastoral Ministry trains and endorses LCMS ministers to serve people who are ill, imprisoned, aging, troubled, conflicted and isolated.

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KFUO Audio: The vocation of chaplains
Friday, May 20, 2016 5:03:25 PM

A Pastoral Touch Newsletter – April 2016
Tuesday, April 12, 2016 4:45:03 PM

Prisoner’s Reflections: Meditations for Prisoners
Tuesday, February 16, 2016 9:29:27 AM

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