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SERVANT to SERVANT                        1-15-16

Each Friday, the English District delivers to your Inbox the latest news from around the district, synod and beyond through our eNewsletter, Servant to Servant. You are encouraged to share this information with members of your congregation. All are invited to subscribe to this weekly publication by emailing Peggy Oke at or simply forward 
the newsletter to them using the "Spread the Word" link at the bottom left of this newsletter. They can subscribe by clicking on the link at the bottom right titled "Sign up for our emails."
The installation of Rev. Aaron Boerst was celebrated at Christ Lutheran Church, Lake, Mills, WI on January 10, 2016.  The Rev. Frederic Reaman, Circuit Visitor, officiated.

 Left to Right: Rev. Gary Schockman, Christ, Clinton, WI; Rev. Jonathan Christensen, St. Martin, Chilton, WI; Rev. Stephen Wenk, UW Health Chaplain; Rev. Aaron Boerst, Christ, Lake Mills, WI; SMP Vicar Seth Hoeppner, Faith, Watertown, WI; Rev. Emeritus Richard Patt, Wauwatosa, WI; Rev. Christian Wood, Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI; Rev. Frederic Reaman, Greenfield Park, West Allis, WI; Rev. Dr. Keith Johnson, Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI


Above Photo:

Rev. Emeritus Patt offers his prayer to

 Rev. Aaron Boerst.




Right Photo:

Circuit Visitor Rev. Frederic Reaman prays over newly installed Rev. Aaron Boerst.

Bishop Jamison J. Hardy and Rev. Dale Kaster, Peace, McMurray, PA
Pe ace, McMurray, PA welcomed Rev. Dale Kaster and his wife Suzanne on Sunday, January 10, 2016. Pastor Kaster delivered the sermon to God's people at Peace.

Rev. Dale and Suzanne serve as full- time, international workers. In this role, Dale trains men from the country of Ghana to serve as pastors of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Ghana (ELCG). Through the relationships that are formed, Dale and Suzanne seek to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ with the people of Ghana.
Let's give thanks to God that Dale and Suzanne are serving HIs people in Ghana and for all of our international workers.


Tucson March For Life - Tucson, Arizona

March For Life St. Augustine - St. Augustine, Florida
Saturday, January 16 th - 11:00 AM

Fort Wayne March For Life - Fort Wayne, Indiana
Saturday, January 16 th - 12:00 PM

Cleveland March For Life - Cleveland, Ohio
Saturday, January 16 th - 12:00 PM

Chicago March For Life - Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, January 17 th - 2:00 PM

Georgia March For Life - Atlanta, Georgia
Friday, January, 22 nd - 11:00 AM

Minnesota March For Life - St. Paul, Minnesota
Friday, January 22 nd - 12:00 PM

National March For Life - Washington D.C.
Friday, January 22 nd - 12:00 PM

New Jersey March For Life - Trenton, New Jersey
Friday, January 22 nd - 11:00 AM

Arizona Life Rally - Phoenix, Arizona
Friday, January 22 nd - 12:30 PM

OneLife Los Angeles - Los Angeles, California
Saturday, January 23 rd - 12:30 PM
Walk For Life West Coast - San Francisco, California
Saturday, January 23 rd - 12:30 PM
Midwest March & Rally - Jefferson City, Missouri
Saturday, January 30 th - 10:00 AM



The English District office will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2016 in recognition of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The Rev. Chad Kendall, Trinity, Lowell, IN has declined the call to serve All Saints, Slippery Rock, PA.

The Rev. Steven Patton, Grace, Sahuarita, AZ has declined the call to serve Our Savior, St. Petersburg, FL.

The Rev. David Tannahill, Grace, Vine Grove, KY has declined the call to serve Ascension, Madison, TN.

Bishop Jamison J. Hardy will officiate the Charter Service for Tree of Life, Inverness, FL on Sunday, January 31, 2016 beginning at 10:00 AM. The theme for the service is "New Beginnings". Two retired pastors, The Rev. Paul Sutterer and The Rev. David Raetz, have been serving Tree of Life on alternating weeks.

The congregation meets in the Recreation Building of a city park at 1700 Forest Drive, Inverness, FL. They have all the Sundays reserved, however, somehow one Sunday got double-booked and they had to scramble a bit. A Tree of Life member wrote an article about this experience and it  was recently published in the opinion page of the Citrus County Chronicle.
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