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Servant to Servant
Greetings!
October 11, 2019
Bishop's Visitation




On Sunday, October 6, 2019, Bishop Jamison Hardy visited with Rev. Gregory Michel and the members of Peace, New Berlin, WI.
Bishop Hardy also attended the English District Western Regional Pastors Conference in Mesquite, NV.
Divine Call
Call Accepted

The Rev. Travis E. Lauterbach, Prince of Peace, Mesquite, NV, has accepted the call to serve Emmanuel, Backus, MN.
Calling All Photographers!
The English District website is undergoing a redesign and as part of this, we want to invite all of you to help be part of this process. The new banner will have room for photos and we would love to feature pictures by English District photographers!

Here are the guidelines on what will work for the site. All photos must be: 
  • High resolution
  • 2000 px by 800 px
  • Be of landscapes, buildings, or other scenes without people
  • Be your own original work
  • Represent English District values
  • Reflect the mission of our District 

We can’t wait to see and feature your work! Please send .jpg files to Holly Scheer at hscheer@englishdistrict.org by November 10, 2019.
Happy Thanksgiving to Our Friends in Canada!
Monday is Thanksgiving in Canada and we wish all who are celebrating a warm and happy holiday.
1-1-1 for Missions
The Church of St. Mark-Lutheran Mississauga,ON, Canada

About five months ago Pastor Phillip Gai spoke to Pastor Derek Mathers regarding the 1-1-1 Mission Program. It was being promoted in the English-speaking services at St. Mark but not in the Nuer speaking service on Sunday afternoon. Pastor Phillip asked Pastor Derek to introduce the program to the South Sudanese congregation .
There was concern expressed by some of the Sudanese congregation that one dollar per member was not a very significant amount for each week. Pastor Phillip and a few members encouraged the rest of the congregation to try it for a few months. About 5 months later they had collected over $500.00. The members were astounded at the amount and are now ready for another round of 1-1-1. The South Sudanese congregation of St. Mark is now a mission supporting other missions. They have added their $500.00 to the $650.00 raised by the English services at St. Mark. Praise the LORD for His work through all His saints!

Please contact our District Mission Executive, Pastor  Derek Mathers   or 
Pastor  Justin Laughridge , Chair of the Missions Council, with any questions.
For more information contact the English District Gift Planning Counselor: Ron Grimm by phone (412)391-4850 or email .
Worker Wellness
The LCMS has weekly devotions for church workers focusing on wellness and encouragement. If you haven't been reading them, now is a good time to start. This week's devotion can be found here .
Prayer Requests
Your prayer concerns are important to the English District. When you submit a prayer request, with your permission, it will be posted in this weekly eNewsletter. The Bible's promise is true: "If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us" (1 John 5:14).

Prayers from the Dominican Republic: We thank God that the young adult who was in the hospital with dengue in the Dominican Republic is now home, slowly but surely gaining strength, and trying to catch up with missed school work. His mother is recovering well. There are four new Globally Engaged in Outreach (GEO) missionaries in the Latin America Caribbean (LAC) field who are just settling in to their new languages, culture, and various responsibilities. We pray for strength and renewed vigor for all who are serving, so that God’s work in the mission field would not be hindered.

Please email  Holly Scheer  with your prayer requests.
In Our District
St. John's Lutheran Church, Clarksburg, WV
St. John's Lutheran was welcomed into the English District and The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. We look forward to partnering with you in ministry!
Future of Campus Ministry

What does the future of campus ministry look like? Where will it be in ten years? Read more to find out why this matters!
In Our Churches
Peace Lutheran Church, New Berlin, WI

Peace Lutheran welcomed three children into the family of God through the waters of Holy Baptism during the month of September.
Ascension Lutheran Church, North Olmsted, OH
Sandra Graham, a member of Ascension Lutheran Church, was recently awarded the Boy Scouts of America's "Lutheran Lamb Award." Nominating and presenting the award to Sandra is Bob. Rev. Joshua Ulm performed the Ceremony of Presentation of the award.
Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ
LWML Zone Rally. Presentation video here.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church, Sherman Oaks, CA
Busy week at Sherman Oaks.
Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, WI
Member Bob shares the Good News.
In Our Schools
Reminder
Early Childhood and School Statistical Report

The 2019-20 Statistics Submission Process is open for the 2019-20 school year!

Please submit your school statistics as soon as possible and connect with the LCMS Office of Rosters and Statistics for questions. To receive a paper version of the form, please contact  rosters.stats@lcms.org  or the LCMS Information Center at 888.843.5267.

Currently 15 English District Schools and Early Childhood and Preschools have completed their report. 

The Deadline for Submitting Your 2019-2020 School Statistics is
November 1, 2019.


If you have any questions please contact Gail Holzer or Evelyn Jentzen for assistance. 
Our Savior Lutheran Church and School, Hartland, MI
Our Savior Lutheran School is under the leadership of Deaconess Sara Bielby, principal. 
The congregation of Our Savior fully supports the school financially; no tuition is charged. Sara and Rev. Christopher Thoma work closely together to ensure the faith development of the students and their families.  
Christ the King Preschool, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Yellow day at school.
Holy Cross Preschool, Cleveland, OH
Color mixing and matching.

Faith Lutheran School, Watertown, WI

Fish themed counting and math.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
The high school students welcomed an admissions representative from Pitt and had the opportunity to learn about the college admissions process.
Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI
Visit from the West Bloomfield firefighters to teach the kids about fire safety.
Grace Beginnings, Wyoming, MI


Picture day at school.
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN


First chapel of the year.
Concordia Lutheran Church and Little Lambs, Berwyn, IL
Learning about the five senses.
Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI
6th-8th grade dance with a "white out" theme.
PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR NEEDED—Long Beach, CA
St. Paul's Lutheran Preschool, located in beautiful Long Beach, CA, is looking for a full-time preschool director with experience in Early Childhood Education and/or leadership to join their team in providing early childhood education in a nurturing Christian environment . .  For more information,
email Kelly Pierson .
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