Love your neighbor as yourself
Servant to Servant                                           6-2-17

Comforting care
The Comfort Dog Team at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, Lee's Summit, MO, ran a "Harper's Hugs" drive, collecting 90 stuffed animals. This month, team members will be delivering Harper's Hugs to their local fire and police stations as well as shelters to be handed out to children in need of a "hug."
In our churches
Fond farewell
Sunday, May 28, was the last service for Pastor Ryan Beffrey at Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Cleveland Heights, OH. This photo of Pastor Beffrey and the congregation was taken after the service.

Historic Celebration
On May 27, 1933 - 84 years ago - the current church building of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, Detroit, MI, was dedicated with thousands present for the various services. Following their Golden Anniversary Services in 1932, the first church was demolished and building began on the present, 600-seat, neo-Gothic stone edifice. Stone used in the building was obtained from the recently demolished Post Office/Federal Building in downtown Detroit. This article, covering the event, was published in The Detroit News.
Fellowship and learning
The LWML ladies at Hope, Hastings, MN, met recently for some food, conversation and continuation of their study of "Women of the Bible."

In our schools
Little grads
Proud moment for the little graduates of Faith, Arlington Heights, IL. Congrats Class of 2017.
Running in the rain
Having fun during the track and field day at Redeemer Lutheran School Pre K - 12th Grade, Oakmont, PA.
Outdoor adventure
Seventh graders from Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI, enjoy God's beautiful creation while on a canoe adventure.
Budding artists
Little ones at Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI, created beautiful springtime flowers and vases.
Congratulations to the Concordia Lutheran Church and Little Lambs, Berwyn, IL, preschool families on a great year and a fun year-end celebration!

In our District

Lutheran Spirituality Retreat
Pastors and laypeople are invited to attend a Lutheran Spirituality Retreat September 8-9, 2017, featuring renowned author Rev. Dr. John W. Kleinig, Pastor Emeritus of Luther College, Adelaide, SA, Australia. Cost is $75/person. For information, contact Rev. Bert Greenway at (412)793-1394.
Divine Call
Call Accepted
Candidate Winston P. A. Grieser has accepted the call serve as Pastor of Abiding Faith, Florence, KY.

Process for Calling Commissioned Ministers
The English District Bishop/President, executives and staff are committed to assisting you in the process of calling the best Commissioned Minister for your ministry and mission needs as a congregation or school.

The first step in extending a call to a commissioned worker begins with making you aware of the process established, completing the information form, and returning a copy of the information pages to our Administrative Assistant to School Ministry and Mission Executives at the District office. Once these forms have been received, Evelyn Jentzen, administrative assistant, will continue the process outlined with you.

Who to contact:


Click here to download the instructions and information form.


English District Blog
The Luke Project 52 Clinic
By Lynne Cobb, English District Communications Coordinator

Note: This mission is located in Detroit, MI. While it is not an English District mission, it does give an opportunity for the District's churches in the metro Detroit area to become involved if they feel called to do so. Or, perhaps there is a similar ministry in your area. Please share with the District how you are caring for those in your community.

Recently, the English District was introduced to "The Luke Project 52 Clinic." The clinic is "Pro Women - Pro Hope - Pro Life." According to Rev. Brad Garrison RPh, Director, this project has been well- received in the city of Detroit. Their goal is to reduce infant mortality in the city, as it is one of the highest in the nation.

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Do you have a ministry experience you would like to share? If so, you, too, could be a guest blogger for the English District. For consideration, please send an email to Lynne Cobb, Communications Coordinator for the English District LCMS, at
Concordia Publishing House - Summer Reading Program
Why Read Like A Lutheran?
Faith begins with the Word in the world's greatest book--the Bible. We're passionate about Christ-centered reading--reading that draws us to Jesus' story, revealing how His resurrected life eternally changes our own. Books based on the heartbeat of faith not only help us see our identity in Him but also open doors to explore new ideas, adventures, history, and more.

Here's how the program works . . .
Sign up yourself and/or your household by creating an account. If you are registering multiple family members, start by creating an account just for you.

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."
Previous issues of the eNewlsetter, Servant to Servant, are available on the  English District website. You are encouraged to share the information from Servant to Servant with members of your congregation.
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