Entries by Leah Matzke

Our Prayers Are With the Unke Family

Today (Saturday, July 30), in wisdom far beyond our own, and in boundless love for us in Christ that is also at times hard for us to fully understand, God has seen fit to call to himself in heaven the soul of our brother, Jim Unke. After the stroke Jim suffered on Friday, July 15, it became […]

In Our Prayers

Professor Jim Unke, Martin Luther College Athletic Director, suffered a major stroke on Friday, July 15. After being transferred to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, a surgical procedure was performed to relieve pressure from bleeding in the brain. The doctors are pleased with the results of that procedure. He will likely remain in ICU for the […]

MLC Day Is Wednesday, May 4!

Dear Friends, Join thousands of friends of Martin Luther College across the globe: pray for our work of service to the world, share messages of encouragement online, and give to support that work. What You Can Do: Pray for our students, faculty, and staff, and for our mission of training the next generation of called workers to share the gospel with […]


Beginning spring 2022, MnDOT will be reconstructing Hwy 14 from New Ulm to Nicollet to improve safety and travel for residents, commuters, and freight. Improvements will include: – Converting the two-lane highway to a four-lane divided highway Bypassing Courtland by realigning Hwy 14 north of the city Constructing new interchanges in Courtland and at Co. […]

A Message from President Gurgel

Dear Sisters and Brothers of Our Synod-Wide MLC Family, Aren’t there many times, as we live as sinners in a sinful world, where we find ourselves thinking: “But it shouldn’t be that way!”? We say that when life situations bring frustration to our hearts or tears to our eyes. We say “But it shouldn’t be […]

WELS National Choral Fest at MLC

The 2021 WELS National Choral Fest took place November 12-14, 2021 at Martin Luther College under the theme “One Faith, One Hope, One Lord.” Twenty-three WELS Lutheran High Schools from around the nation participated. You can view the archived livestream of this event below: Sacred concert Livestream Pops Concert Livestream Choral Festival Worship Folder  Learn […]

Summer 2021 MLC COVID Update

MLC President Rich Gurgel provides an overview and rationale related to the health and safety protocols for the start of our new school year.  Greetings, Knight Nation! Your MLC family is very, very eager to see you on campus! We have been hearing concerns from some of you for what it may mean on […]

Austin DeNoyer Named First Team All-America

NEW ULM, Minn. – Martin Luther College senior running back Austin DeNoyer was named First Team All-America by the website D3football.com on Monday. DeNoyer finished the abbreviated senior season with 67 carries for 504 yards and eight touchdowns in only four games, helping the Knights to a 3-1 record. DeNoyer went over 100 yards in three of […]

MLC opens its campus to the public

Friday, May 28, 2021 As the social distancing and occupancy limits for the state of Minnesota ended on May 27 at 11:59 pm, Martin Luther College is currently open to the community. Following are some details regarding services you might be interested in during our summer months. The MLC Planning Committee continues to discuss plans […]

Thalassa 2021 Winner Announced

The winner of the 2021 Thalassa contest is Cindy Lendt ’09 with her submission, “Hasn’t God Chosen the Poor . . .” Cindy has served in Southeast Asia since September 2019, where she says her work consists of “outreach, doing Bible studies, building relationships, discipleship, etc.” MLC’s International Services Office is awarding Cindy $1,000, half of […]