Love your neighbor as yourself

Servant to Servant                                   11-4-16
Bishop's Visit
On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Bishop Jamison J. Hardy celebrated Reformation with The Rev. Daniel R. Haberkost and the members of Prince of Peace in Medina, OH.

Divine Call
Call Received
The Rev. Justin R. Schmidt of Christ, Delavan, IL and St. Luke, San Jose, IL has received a call to serve Trinity, Erie, PA.

Church and school activities
Deaconess Kris Blackwell
One of the ways Trinity, Villa Park, IL, is striving to love their neighbor is through their work with Voice of Care Ministry. Deaconess Kris Blackwell leads this important ministry to developmentally disabled adults. Recently, Trinity hosted a bingo party for 21 Voice of Care clients. Trinity is continuing to develop relationships with these folks, inviting them and sometimes bringing them to worship, congregational events and leading Bible studies in their homes with the aid and encouragement of Deaconess Kris. One day, they hope to have a bus with a wheelchair lift so that they can better transport disabled people in the community to church services and events.
In our churches
Hope Lutheran Church, Hastings, MN, welcomed to God's family little Harper. What a joy to be baptized on Reformation Sunday, celebrating God's grace to even the littlest ones.
New members and a Baptism!
Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, WI, welcomed their newest members, Denise, Randy, Robert, and Rosa. Randy was also baptized during the service! Congrats to Randy and a big welcome to our newest members. Blessings!

 Reformation Celebration
  English District pastors from Detroit North and Detroit South Circuits gathered to celebrate Reformation Day on Sunday, October 30, 2016 at Angelica Lutheran, Allen Park, MI. The service featured Professor Charles Schulz from Concordia University--Ann Arbor, who was the guest preacher. Highlights from the service included brass instrumentalists and a mass choir.
Featured in this photo are:
Front: The Rev. Timothy Holzerland; The Rev. Randy Boelter; The Rev. Dr. David Stechholz, President/Bishop Emeritus; The Rev. Mark Braden and The Rev. Brad Scott
Back: The Rev. David Rutter; Prof. Charles Schulz, CUAA; The Rev. Jonathan Sachs; The Rev. Robert Voelker and The Rev. Daniel Grams
In our schools
Redeemer Robotics
Congratulations to the robotics team at Redeemer Lutheran School, Oakmont, PA! What a great day for the robotics team! In just their second year, they increased their points by 340 over last year and moved to 11th place out of 20 schools. They made it to the wild-card round, too. The theme from BEST was farming. Competitor's robots needed to pick corn, pick vegetables, round up tiny pigs and put them in a pen and turn on a water valve. They also had to put a marketing strategy together and design an exhibit for people to visit. The team's exhibit included a game for visitors to play. Well done!



International Festival
The International Fest at Bethesda International Academy, Chicago, IL, was a wonderful evening of good food, fellowship and fun! Volunteers made it happen, as well as the parents who jumped in to help. The teachers were also instrumental in making the night a big success!

Check it out!
Library days are special because Martin Luther Christian School's students get to relax and select interesting books to take home!
Church anniversary

Grace Lutheran Church, Redford Township, MI, is celebrating its 75 th anniversary Sunday, November 6, 2016 at their 9:15 AM and 11:00 AM services. Dr. Dale A. Meyer, president, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis will preach at the services. Rev. Timothy P. Halboth will serve as the celebrant.

"Whom Shall I Fear?: Strength in Times of Anxiety and Fear" is the topic of a free webinar scheduled for 1-2 p.m. Central time on Monday, November 7, 2016.  
Sponsored by  LCMS Youth Ministry , this webinar is a support resource for professional and lay leaders who work with youth.


Make it a close shave
About the Campaign
Convention delegates approved a lighthearted resolution to raise funds for Concordia College and seminary scholarships.

The Mustache Resolution has until December 31, 2016 to raise $2 million by votes for "The Best Mustache in the Synod." At that time, "the recipient of the smallest amount of dollars raised between Synod President Matthew C. Harrison and Montana District President Terry Forke must have his mustache shaved off in full or in part by the other participant."

Vote early! Vote often! Vote here.
Mustache Resolution bulletin insert.

News from International Workers
Blessings to all of you, brothers and sisters in Christ, on the 499th anniversary of the Reformation and the observance of All Saints Day! 

Please take a few minutes to read our newsletter.
Pastors and secretaries, please print out a few copies of the newsletter for your congregation display board and for those who do not have email.

Thank you to all who are remembering us in prayer and who have become a part of our Network of Support to send us to the field and to sustain us there. 

Your fellow workers in Christ,
Cheryl & Jonathan Naumann

Dear Friends,

Greetings in Christ! We pray that you are well and filled with the peace that flows from Christ. God keep you in His grace!  Amen.

We are sorry this newsletter is a little late. We are in the midst of traveling and then, to top it off, we are having problems with the email program we use. But, it is here and we are glad to share it with you.

As we always ask, please find us a space on the church bulletin board so that we can get our information and prayer requests before as many eyes as possible. Thanks for your help with this.

If you are going to be in one of the places we are visiting, please make sure to come and introduce yourself. It is always nice to put a face with a name!

We commend you to Christ,
Rev. Dale and Suzanne Kaster
Your International Workers in Ghana, West Africa

PS - Go Cubbies!
Career opportunities
John Fale, Executive Director of the Office of International Mission (OIM), requests nominations for Asia Director for OIM.
Please return nominations to John Fale at by December 31, 2016.
You may make suggestions and nominations.
Thank you and God bless,
+ Herbert Mueller
First Vice President
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod

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Concordia Plan Services - Employer Resources Consultant Position         
The Employer Resources Team currently has an opening for the position of Employer Resources Consultant (ERC) serving the Missouri, Iowa East, Iowa West, Central Illinois and Southern Illinois districts. The ERC is responsible for Engaging with and Educating LCMS ministries within these districts and its workers, regarding the various benefit plans that Concordia Plan Services administers on behalf of the LCMS.
Interested parties please apply.

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Concordia U...It's Definitely 4 U
"Concordia U... It's Definitely 4 U!"  will be the topic of a morning breakfast at Grace Ev. Lutheran Church in Mitchell, Ontario on Saturday, November 19, 2016. Ten Concordia's will present information about  their programs, student grants, sports teams, scholarships, graduates' job perspectives, and of course the wonderful environment of Lutheran Christian peers! 
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