Love your neighbor as yourself
SERVANT to SERVANT                        2-26-16


 
BISHOP'S VISITS
Bishop Jamison J. Hardy was honored to be the guest preacher at First, El Cajon, CA on Sunday, February 21, 2016. El Cajon is not far from San Diego and Bishop Hardy made a visit, unofficially, to the beach.
Rev. Dr. Alan Wyneken and Bishop Jamison J. Hardy at First, El Cajon, CA
"Unofficial visit"
CHURCH AND SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Love your neighbor as yourself...
In your community
Redeemer of Elmhurst , IL, hosted "Grace Cafe," a wonderful way to share a meal with their neighbors. In addition to a hearty supper and dessert, those attending were invited to take a bag of fresh fruit home. The bags were lovingly decorated by the Sunday School students.
Redeemer, Elmhurst, IL
Redeemer, Elmhurst, IL
Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI
Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI

Hales Corners Lutheran School first-grade students (Hales Corners, WI), collected snack items for families who have a loved one in hospice. They wanted to remind the families that they are a child of God who is loved, that they will see their loved ones again, and that God cares for them.
This week in school!
Celebrate!
Many of our schools celebrated the completion of 100 days of school with special events and lots of photos. Photos featured are from Our Savior Evangelical, Hartland, MI and Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI.
Our Savior, Hartland, MI
Our Savior, Hartland, MI

Shepherd King,

West Bloomfield, MI

Redeemer, Oakmont, PA
 
Robotics
Congratulations to Mrs. Schumacher and her team from Redeemer Lutheran School, Oakmont, PA. They won 3rd place at the IEEE Robotics competition.

Talent Shows and Concerts
Redeemer, Ft. Wayne, IN
Redeemer, Ft. Wayne, IN
Singing, dancing and fun were had by performers and the audiences alike at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Ft. Wayne, IN and at Fairlawn Lutheran Church and School, Akron, OH.
Fairlawn, Akron, OH
Grace, Redford, MI
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lenten beauty
 
This is what greeted early parishioners at Grace, Redford, MI on Sunday, February 21, 2016.

PROFESSIONAL CHURCH WORKERS and
CIRCUIT VISITORS CONFERENCES
June 13-17, 2016
The 2016 Professional Church Workers (PCW) and Circuit Visitors Conferences will be held June 13-17, 2016 in Milwaukee, WI. The registration deadline is April 29th.
 
The conference is being held at:
Hales Corners Lutheran Church and School
12300 W. Janesville Rd. Hales Corners, WI (Tuesday & Wednesday)
The Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel
375 S Moorland Rd., Brookfield, WI (Thursday & Friday).
 
The theme of the Conference is "Loving Your Neighbor: Four Models of Sanctification." The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Leopoldo Sanchez, Associate Professor, Systematic Theology; Director, Center for Hispanic Studies; Endowed Chair, The Werner R. H. Krause and Elizabeth Ringger Krause Endowment of Hispanic Ministries at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. Also, Rev. Dr. David Muench will speak on worker wellness and worker care. We are excited about the opportunity to gather together to worship, learn, and fellowship in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In conjunction with the District Conferences and meetings, English District Professional Church Workers have the opportunity to attend J2e3 (Jesus to...Everyone. Everywhere. Everyday.) Missions Summit June 13-15, 2016. To register for J2e3 please go to J2e3 Missions Summit Registration . The summit is free. The district will pay for travel to J2e3 for those also eligible and attending the PCW conference. You will be responsible to book and pay for the extra night(s) hotel to attend J2e3. You need to register for the J2e3 Missions Summit in addition to registering for the district meetings and conferences you will be attending.
Each congregation of our District is assessed $3.75 per communicant member to cover the cost of the District Conferences.  Travel, housing, and meals at the hotel are paid for the following:
  • Called Pastors serving English District congregations (including Associate and Assistant Pastors)
  • Called Commissioned Church Workers on the roster of Synod serving English District congregations such as Deaconesses, DCEs, Teachers, etc. 
Conference housing and meals are provided at the hotel for retired pastors; they are responsible for their own transportation.  Pastors and Church workers serving ministries NOT assessed as English District entities, including advisory pastors, vicars, spouses, etc. are responsible for all of their own expenses, including meals, hotel room, and transportation.  (Some churches pick up the cost of their vicars and others.) 
 
Registration at the conference will open on Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 pm and the Conference will begin with worship at 7:30 pm. (Tuesday meals are on your own and not reimbursable.) The Conference will conclude at noon on Thursday, June 16th at the hotel which will provide airport shuttle if needed.
Mark your calendars now and complete the online registration form at PCW Conference Registration.
 
DEADLINE for your District registration form is April 29th.
Please register separately for J2e3 Missions Summit
by May 13th.
JOYFUL RESPONSE
A free electronic stewardship giving opportunity for individuals and members of The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod
 
Do you want to be a better steward of your time and resources?  With LCEF's Joyful Response Electronic Donation Program, you can free up time to concentrate more on actual ministry and less on budget issues, and save the cost of writing checks.  Have your church's pledge to district automatically deducted from your bank account.  Completed applications must be signed by an authorized officer and mailed or faxed (248-476-0188) to the district office.  Be sure to return a copy of a voided check or savings deposit slip (depending on which account you want debited) with your application. If you have any questions, contact Peggy Oke at poke@englishdistrict.org . Click here to download the application. 
 
SERVANT TO SERVANT e-NEWSLETTER
Previous issues of the e-Newlsetter, Servant to Servant, are available on the Resources page of the English District website:

Read the newsletters from our international workers serving The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. Click on the links below.

Rev. Daniel and Kathy Conrad
International Workers to Mexico

Rev. Dale and Suzanne Kaster
International Workers in Ghana, West Africa

ENGLISH DISTRICT LCMS

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