Love your neighbor as yourself

Servant to Servant                                   10-28-16
Western Region Conference
The Western Region Professional Church Workers Conference was held on October 25-27, 2016 at West Portal Lutheran Church, San Francisco, CA. The guest speaker was The Rev. Dr. Scott A. Bruzek, Pastor at St. John, Wheaton, IL.

The Rev. Dr. Wayne Morton and

Bishop Jamison J. Hardy

Divine Call
Call Received
The Rev. Scott Gamble, Grace, Drumheller, Alberta, Canada has received a call to serve Peace, Windsor, ON, Canada.

Church and school activities
From our schools
Fall learning = fun!
Itsy, bitsy spiders from Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Creative art
Little Artists Learners Club from Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI, learned about how Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel. The children had fun under the desks "painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel."
Magical math
Subtraction and magic go hand-in-hand in second grade at Martin Luther Christian School, Pennsauken, NJ.
National champs!
Congratulations to the Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI, fifth through eighth grade girls' cross country team! They won the 2016 National Championship this past weekend! This cross-country team has now won back-to-back State and National Championships. Congratulations to the lady Wildcats!

Martin Luther Christian School (MLCS), Pennsauken, NJ, is happy to welcome new principal Elizabeth Mauro. Elizabeth comes from Hope Lutheran in Levittown, PA, and brings energy and vision. She is excited to help grow the mission at MLCS.

Eye Care
Productive eyeglass case sewing venture with Ascension of Christ Lutheran Church, Beverly Hills, MI and American Sewing Guild members. They completed 75 cases and 33 more are almost finished for a grand total of 108! The cases will be delivered to MOST Ministries in Ann Arbor.
Feeding body and soul
Epic's ServeLocal Team is sharing the love of Christ in a practical way with their neighbors.

Travel made easier
Pastor Haberkost and Executive Director Steve Tschiegg presented Missions Coordinator Dr. Elizabeth Schnabel with a check for $7524, raised by Prince of Peace, Medina, OH. The money raised will help an LCMS pastor in Kenya purchase a car, as he serves many parishes and has to travel by foot. This car will help him spread God's love to many more people in Kenya.
Sharing warmth
The quilters have been busy at Trinity Lutheran Church in Villa Park, IL. As they strive to love their neighbors, their attention goes to their neighbors in distress where a warm, homemade quilt says "you are loved" better than just about anything else. Five to six dedicated ladies meet every Thursday at Trinity to work on making quilts. Through their own gifts and an occasional door offering, they purchased the supplies and produced almost 90 quilts this year to ship all over the world. Pews were covered with the quilts on the Sunday they were dedicated and shipped off to warm a stranger in a distant land.
Pastor Appreciation Month
The congregation at Grace Lutheran Church, Wyoming, MI, showed their appreciation of Rev. John and Marcia Diener with a potluck dinner.
This year for Pastor Appreciation month, the wall in front of Pastor Bernau's office has been filling up with notes of thanks from his "flock" at Hope Lutheran, Hastings, MN. His favorite is someone who colored a "black sheep" and wrote "thanks for including me." Pastor says, "Thank you, people of Hope, for filling this pastor's heart with words of joy and encouragement!"

News from International Workers
Greetings in the name of the Lord!

Click here to read our latest newsletter. A lot of exciting things are happening in Mexico as national pastors are being trained and equipped for the spread of the Gospel in Mexico. Your prayers and financial support help this mission of God go forward. We thank you for your prayers and support of this mission.

In Christ,
Rev. Daniel, Kathy, and Ana Conrad

Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST Ministries) is a Christian non-profit organization that connects, trains, and sends short-term mission teams throughout the world, in response to requests from missionaries and church bodies. MOST Ministries provides for the physical and spiritual needs of more than 10,000 people each year by connecting Goers, Senders and Receivers. It is a commitment to the Great Commission that has compelled MOST Ministries to go far and near for the sake of the Gospel since 1989.
Here are some ways you can help MOST Ministries.

Click here for more information on MOST Ministries.
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