Love your neighbor as yourself
SERVANT to SERVANT                        3-11-16

The Rev. Herman J. Williams and Bishop Jamison J. Hardy
Bishop Jamison J. Hardy officiated at the Charter Service of Apostolic, Moses Lake, WA on Sunday, March 6, 2016. The Rev. Herman J. Williams was the liturgist.

The worship service began with the singing of "A Mighty Fortress Is Our God". Between the readings, the Sunday school children offered their voices by singing, "What a Friend We Have in Jesus". Bishop Hardy preached on the theme, "A New Beginning".

Following the service everyone was invited to a dinner to celebrate the signing of the charter into the English District.

Bishop Hardy said, "Great day! Thank the Lord for these faithful people."
Love Your Neighbor As Yourself
Crocheting and praying

The prayer shawl group at Fairlawn Lutheran Church in Akron, OH, creates beautiful blankets that are taken to those who are ill - or suffering in other ways - as a physical symbol of God' s comfort, love, peace, and presence.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
Fairlawn, Akron, OH

Creating beautiful blankets

Fairlawn, Akron, OH

From Our English District Schools
Ringing and singing
Submitted by Karen Graham, Director of Lambs of Faith Preschool, Naples, FL
Our music ministry at Faith Lutheran Church in Naples, FL has been a great help to the Lambs of Faith Preschool by volunteering their time and expertise to help involve the young children of the preschool ministry.
Bell Choir, Lambs of Faith Preschool, Naples, FL
Paula Leighton, our church music director, and Rebecca Dickerson, a choir member, alumni preschool mom, and music teacher, have established a bell choir with our 4-year-old/Voluntary PreKindergarten Education Program children. The music ministry purchased brightly colored bells and established a unique colored flip chart system for each of the bell songs they want to teach the children. As teachers we know this is a great math, early literacy, and science-sensory project which fits right in with the early learning and developmental standards of our curriculum.
Over the last several school years, the children's first concert of the year is for our veterans on Veteran's day, "ringing and singing" patriot songs. We've witnessed firsthand big burly military veterans eyes well up with tears just watching and listening to the children! During the preschool year the children "ring and sing" for the Christmas and Easter programs, too. We always end the preschool year with a concert for the mothers at our Mother's Day Tea.
By working with the Music Department of the church, we found a joyful and educational way to outreach and share the vision of the Preschool and Christian Education Department of Faith Lutheran Church, with our community by "ringing & singing" the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Learning is fun
Making math fun! The second graders of Hales Corners Lutheran School in Hales Corners, WI, reviewed their subtraction facts by writing the answers in shaving cream.

Celebrating is fun! JK3 friends at Hales Corners Lutheran School in Hales Corners, WI, celebrated "J" day. For show and tell, students were asked to bring in something that started with the letter J, and three of the students brought Jesus!

Shaving cream is fun!

Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI

"J" is for Jesus!

Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI

Working hands
Students at Grace English Lutheran Church and School in Chicago, IL, are working on the design for the stained glass for the CLEF Scholarship Dinner.
Grace English, Chicago, IL
Grace English, Chicago, IL
Hosting and sharing
Our Savior Lutheran School in Hartland, MI, hosted a Progressive Dinner and shared Science Fair displays from students grades 6-8.
Our Savior, Hartland, MI
Where Do You Get Your Vitamin C?
By Vicki J. Helmling
What does Vitamin C do, and where do you get your daily dose? Guest blogger Vicki Helmling shares a thought-provoking moment in this week's featured post .
Read the newsletter from our international workers serving The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod. Click on the link below.

Rev. Dr. Edward and Monica Naumann
International Workers to South Asia 

June 14-17, 2016
The 2016 Professional Church Workers (PCW) and Circuit Visitors Conferences will be held June 14-17, 2016 in Milwaukee, WI. The registration deadline is April 29th.

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.

Please note: There will be limited hotel/airport shuttle service.

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