Love your neighbor as yourself
SERVANT to SERVANT                        4-22-16

Rev. Joseph Robb from Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI was installed as 
the Executive Director of LINC Milwaukee on April 17, 2016. 

June 14-17, 2016


Budding artists
The children at Concordia Church and Little Lambs Preschool in Berwyn, IL, "marbled" paper! They spread a layer of shaving cream on the table, dropped watercolors on the shaving cream using pipettes; used the top of a brush to spread the paint, creating lines and designs; laid a piece of white paper on the shaving cream and then scraped off the excess shaving cream. It left an amazing print on the paper, and the children had so much fun creating this unique piece of art.

They also learned how to paper mache and made dinosaur eggs, using strips of newspaper and a mixture of flour and water (the paste). The students wrapped the newspaper strips around a balloon, let it dry, then painted their eggs and added glitter.

Spring science fun
Students at Martin Luther Christian School (MLCS) in Pennsauken, NJ, witness chicks emerging from their eggs. A perfect time of year to observe new life and birth.

Has God given you a passion to care for those in prison? Do you have a formal ministry in your  church that demonstrates the love of Jesus through caring for the least of these? Do you personally volunteer at your local prison facilities providing support to inmates? We are looking for you. Our District is seeking to identify individuals who have this heart for those in prisons. If you are such an individual please contact Pastor Derek Mathers at our District office: 800-755-9335 x 311.
N ourishing Body and Soul
Faith Lutheran Church in Arlington Heights, IL, will be helping their homeless neighbors by providing dinners the third Thursday of the month, from May through September. They, along with other area churches, are responding to the need for meals in Northwest Cook County, as most of the programs for the homeless end in April.  What a wonderful example of how to "love your neighbor as yourself."

Comforting quilts
The Crafty Ladies of Grace Lutheran Church, Vine Grove, KY, prepared quilts  and blankets for Hosparus of Central Kentucky. Fifty-five blankets were delivered.  What a beautiful way to cover those in need with comfort and prayers.

The Rev. Brett Matz from St. Mark, Sheboygan, WI has received a call to serve St. Mark the Evangelist, Janesville, WI.

Have you sent in your order for District shirts and the Riverboat Cruise tickets, yet? The deadline is fast approaching! Please send in your registration form and payment by April 30.  If you need a registration form, please contact Korey Danley at
Do you need a shuttle to transport your group from the airport to the hotel?  The Gathering has contracted with Allied PRA for your airport shuttle needs. Visit, and click "Attend."
Have you seen the NYG Informational Webinars?  A lot of great information has been shared, and will be shared through these webinars.  Check out the webinar archives at
Please feel free to contact Korey Danley if you have any questions regarding the Gathering.
God's blessings on your planning!

The Board of Directors of the English District has authorized that the title Doctor of Divinity be granted to an English District pastor at the June Professional Church Workers Conference.  The nominees will be submitted to the College of Circuit Visitors and Praesidium for selection of the pastor to be honored.

Please email the nomination form to Bishop Hardy at  In submitting a nominee, please indicate the reason that you feel the pastor nominated should be considered for this honor.
Deadline for nominations is Tuesday,May 10, 2016  

May the Lord God bless all pastors who have served and continue to serve faithfully and fruitfully in the Lord's Vineyard.

The English District is currently accepting financial aid applications for the 2016-17 academic year.  Grants are given to applicants enrolled in synodically approved church work programs.  Grants are not given to interns (vicars) or graduate students with the exception of Master of Divinity.  Colloquy students will be considered.

If you are aware of any students in your congregation enrolled in synodically approved church work programs, please share this information with them.  The deadline for submission of English District Financial Aid applications is June 1, 201 6.  For more information, forms, and instructions, please click here, or e-mail Mary Ann Holvenstot at
The Vicarage/Deaconess Intern Assignment Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. (EDT) on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 and the Candidate Placement Service will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. (EDT). Both services will take place in Kramer Chapel on the seminary campus, 6600 N. Clinton Street, Ft. Wayne.
This year there will be a live, video webcast. To watch, please visit the website of Concordia Theological Seminary at There will be a link on their main page to watch the live stream.
The vicarage assignment and internship service at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis is on April 26th 
at 3 p.m. (CDT) and at 7 p.m. (CDT) for the Pastoral Call Service. Can't be there? Watch via live stream at

The 2016 LCMS Convention Workbook is now  available online. One final piece of the Workbook - an index of all names in the nominees booklet and where the nominees are located - was not available when the booklet was posted, but will be added as soon as it is available.


Lutheran FCU offers new and used auto loans and motorcycle loans!

Call them at 314.394.2790 OR visit their website for more information.

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