Love your neighbor as yourself
Servant to Servant                                        10-27-17

Western Region Pastors Conference
The Western Region Pastors Conference was held October 24-26, 2017 at Shepherd of the Pines, Payson, AZ. The topic for the conference was " Challenges and Successes: Remaining Confessional in a Post-Modern World." Dr. Mason Keiji Okubo, pastor of Immanuel First Lutheran Church in West Covina, CA, who serves both an Anglo congregation and a Vietnamese congregation, was the presenter. The attendees arrived ready for spirited discussions, both formal and informal, and engaged in personal reflection about the topic and how it may help them in their own ministries.
Installation
The Rev. Eric S. Carlson was installed at St. John's, Hannibal, MO on Sunday, October 22, 2017. The Rev. Robert A. Rogers officiated.


Divine Calls
 
Call Received
The Rev. Caleb M. Adams, St. Lorenz, Frankenmuth, MI has received a call to serve Hope, Hastings, MN.

Calls Returned
The Rev. Sean C. Daenzer, Trinty, Great Bend, ND and Peace, Barney, ND has returned the call to serve Holy Trinity, Lakeview, MI and Hope, Stanton, MI.

The Rev. Justin A. Krupsky, Trinity, Utica, MI has returned the call to serve Crosspoint, Sahuarita, AZ.

In our churches
 
Pastor Appreciation Month
The members of Prince of Peace, Mesquite, NV gave their pastor, The Rev. Travis Lauterbach, a  small gift almost every day during Pastor Appreciation Month. Pictured are some of those daily remembrances.
 

 
40th Anniversary
By The Rev. Marcus T. Zill
 
A wonderful evening was had by all as All Saint's Lutheran Church & Student Center, Slippery Rock, PA,  marked its 40th Anniversary with Reformation Vespers and a celebratory meal on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Thanks to everyone at All Saint's including The Rev. Lawrence Loree, Jr. and international student outreach legend, Mrs. Augusta Mennell. It was great to see previous pastors, especially The Rev. Michael Scheer, as well.

Special thanks to Bishop Jamison J. Hardy (who preached at the Vespers service) and everyone in the English District LCMS for their ongoing support of All Saint's in specific, and campus
ministry in general.
Baptism!
On Sunday, October 22, 2017, The Rev. Robert Kieselowsky, assisted by Vicar Joseph Schlie, baptized Stephen Howarth III, who is the fourth generation of the Howarth family to find a home at St. John, Springfield, PA.
Baptism celebrations
During Sunday school at Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI on Sunday, October 22, 2017, the classrooms were bustling. The children signed their names on t-shirts with their Faith Families and praised God for calling each of them by name. The celebrating continued as the children were misted with water while listening, dancing, and singing about becoming a child of God at baptism.
Fun and games
Seniors and kindergarten students from Fairlawn, Fairlawn, OH, get together for giggles and games.
In our schools
 
25th Anniversary
By The Rev. James Huenink
 
Concordia Little Lambs Preschool celebrated 25 years of teaching preschoolers in Berwyn, IL on Sunday, October 22, 2017. Many of the former teachers, directors and assistants came to rejoice with us in this ministry, including our founding director, Kay Matthews. Several alumni families also joined us for a worship service and meal. We are excited about the 25 years of service for our preschool and praise God for what he has done among us. 
Preschool Visits
Mrs. Gail Holzer, English District School Ministry Executive, visited with preschoolers, staff and directors in Ohio and Michigan.
Grace, Elyria, OH
Christ the King, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Redeemer Rams place second
Congratulations to Redeemer, Oakmont, PA, MS/HS soccer team, who ended their season with a 6-5 record, winning their last game against their rival. The game was the best of the season. The Rams had a one goal lead up to the last two minutes when the other team scored their only goal on a penalty kick to tie it. The Rams went on to win the shoot-out, two goals to one. Go RAMS!

"P" is for pumpkin
In Pre-K, students at Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI, were learning about the letter P. They pounded golf tees in pumpkins and painted paper bag pumpkins to make a pumpkin patch for their farm.
Fire truck visit
The Wyoming Fire Department visited preschool students at Grace Beginnings, Wyoming, MI, to talk about fire safety.
 
 

In our District

Communications Corner
One of the best technological resources we have is Concordia Technology Solutions, the technology division of Concordia Publishing House. Their blog provides invaluable information on everything from marketing to social media to websites. This recent article shares how to market your church's event. Click here  to read it. If you haven't done so, I'd suggest signing up to receive their blog posts straight to your inbox. I hope that by sharing these blogs, you are able to maximize your social media posts, your church's website and more. As always, feel free to reach out to me, via email ( lcobb@englishdistrict.org ) if you have any questions.
 
Lynne Cobb, Communications Coordinator for the English District LCMS
Jesus said, "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ! 
 
We thank God that He kept us safe once again through Hurricane Maria! 
      
This month, as in churches all around the world, we reflect on and celebrate the gift of salvation through faith alone, grace alone, and Scripture alone, as we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.  

Click here to read our newsletter.

Your fellow workers in Christ,

Cheryl & Jonathan Naumann
  
Dominican Republic
Lutherans For Life is having a conference on November 11, 2017 at

Registration Fees: $50 for adults, $25 for students (including lunch).

 Conference registration starts at 8:30 AM with the schedule of events from 9 AM to 4 PM.  

March for Life
Save the date: Friday, January 19, 2018 is the date for March for Life. Click  here for details on this annual pro-life event held in Washington, D.C.
ELEA IGNITE 
Administrator & Pastor Conference
Come to the ELEA IGNITE Administrator & Pastor Conference: Minneapolis, MN, February 28-March 3, 2018, and learn from peers and experts what you need to take your school or center to the next level.
Previous issues of the Servant to Servant eNewlsetter are available on the English District website   You are encouraged to share the information from Servant to Servant with members of your congregation.
 
All are invited to subscribe to this weekly publication. Forward the newsletter to members of your church 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." Thanks for spreading the word!
Please share your congregation's or school's unique ministries with the rest of the District. Send pictures and stories for consideration to  Lynne Cobb  by Wednesday, 3:00 pm ET.

We want to see how YOUR congregation or school is "loving your neighbor as yourself."
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