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Servant to Servant
January 11, 2019
In Our District
Installation at King of Glory, Sylvania, OH
Installation and celebration of Pastor Paul Schmidlin at King of Glory Lutheran Church.
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Toledo, OH
Visitation and worship with Pr. Bradford Scott and the people of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Divine Calls
Calls Accepted
The Rev. J. Derek Mathers, Associate Pastor, St. Luke, Toronto, ON, Canada, has accepted the call to serve as Associate Pastor of St. Mark, Mississauga, ON, Canada.

The Rev. Michael D. Scheer, Intentional Interim Minister, Holy Cross, Cleveland, OH, has accepted the call to serve Holy Cross, Cleveland, OH as their Sole Pastor and Interim Principal.

Call Returned
The Rev. William G. Sabol, Howell, MI, has returned the call to serve as Sole Pastor of Tree of Life, Inverness, FL.
Prayer Requests
There is power in prayer. Your prayer concerns are important to the English District. When you submit a prayer request, it will be posted in our weekly eNewsletter, Servant to Servant. The Bible's promise is true: "If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us" (1 John 5:14). Please email  Holly Scheer  with your prayer requests.

The District daily prayers for February are available on our website. Please join us in prayer.
Parking Lot Tax for Nonprofits
IRS Notice 2018-99 provides guidance for implementing the unrelated business income tax on qualified transportation fringe benefits, including employer provided parking provided by nonprofit organizations, including churches.

In Our Churches
All Saints Lutheran Church & Student Center, Slippery Rock, PA
Come read about the journey of a Christian friend living in India and how God can work in all of our lives.
Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Elk Grove Village, IL
They received into membership 7 new members at their 60 th  anniversary celebration.
The church was started by Rev. Martin Marty and was the first church established in the village.
The service had new member reception and many guests, including past ministers and members that traveled in for the celebration.
The service was followed by a luncheon at the church, which gave congregants a chance to visit with past and present friends in Christ. 
Hold Fast Fellowship, AZ
Last week five students from the Hold Fast Fellowship (the University of Arizona's campus ministry) attended the LCMSU Witness Conference in Ft. Wayne, IN. Three hundred fifty students from all over the country gathered to hear speakers teach them how to witness to their friends, family, and roommates.
Ascension of Christ, Beverly Hills, MI
Ascension of Christ Lutheran's "Advent by Candlelight" had Deaconess Patrician Nuffer as the guest speaker. After the program, the ladies of Ascension of Christ Lutheran enjoyed 
appetizers, desserts, and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall.
1-1-1 for Missions
1-1-1 For Missions
Questions? Contact    Rev. Derek Mathers    or    Rev. Justin Laughridge  .

In Our Schools
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN
Music classes have begun again after the holiday break.
Concordia Lutheran Church & Little Lambs, Berwyn, IL
Pastor read to the children for story time.
Hales Corners Lutheran Church, Hales Corners, WI
Their 5th grade girls and 5th grade boys basketball teams played an exhibition on the Fiserv Forum floor prior to the Bucks playing the Jazz! Thank you to the Milwaukee Bucks for hosting this outstanding event!
Lutheran Educator's Conference
The 2019 LEA National Administrators Conference will feature Dr. Ben Carson. For details see here.
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.
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