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Servant to Servant
October 19, 2018
In Our District
Lake Erie Regional Conference
The Lake Erie Regional Pastors Conference of the English District was held at Epiphany Lutheran Church in Dorr, MI. The members at the church were very gracious, caring for the pastors and spouses this week. District 1st Vice President Jeff Miskus of St. Mark, Mississauga, ON, chair of the Lake Erie Regional Pastors Conference committee, planned a conference with great worship, fellowship and study together!
Rev. Jeff Miskus, District Vice President, was conference chair, pictured on left. On right is Rev. Dereck Pillay, of St. Matthew, Toronto leading morning worship.
Rev. Derek Mathers, District Mission Executive & Assistant to the Bishop, discussed ways that congregations and pastors can be helped as they serve their communities.
Called to Glory
The Rev. Dr. Charles J. Evanson (Emeritus) was called to his eternal rest on Sunday, October 14, 2018. The funeral service will be held at Redeemer Lutheran Church (202 W. Rudisill Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46807) on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 3:00 PM. We pray the Lord’s blessings on the Evanson family.
Picture Request!
Please send us your congregation's Reformation Day pictures if you have a celebration! We'd love to see them.
National Youth Gathering District Youth Event
All youth and leaders from the English District are invited to the district event on Sunday, July 14th. Round trip transportation will be provided from the convention center as we head to Minneapolis Sky Zone—an indoor trampoline park. Once at Sky Zone we will have opportunity for several rounds of ultimate dodge ball (including an adult vs. student round and blacklight). Since we have the full facility, other opportunities such as sky climb, warrior course, foam jump, and sky joust are available. All you can drink soda on site and a meal are included. Since there is no mass event on this evening it’s a perfect time to join us. Cost is $40 per person and includes bus transportation, entry to Sky Zone, meal, and a district t-shirt.
In Christ,
Kristi Bauer, DCE

Information brochure .
Website for the venue.
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.

In Our Prayers:
The Rev. Dr. Victor F. Halboth, who is receiving hospice care at home

For encouragement, strength and health for our church and school workers and volunteers
Joining us in 1-1-1:
Calvary, Mechanicsburg, PA - Rev. Luke Zimmerman from Circuit 2; Advent, Zionsville, IN - Rev. James Grady, Circuit 14 and Trinity, San Dimas, CA - Rev. Matthew Payne, Circuit 23. This brings us to 43 congregations participating in 1-1-1.

Won’t you join us today, so we can dream big together?  The more congregations that participate the more support there will be for missions to touch lives with the Gospel of Jesus.

Find the list of participating congregations on our website.

Questions? Contact  Rev. Derek Mathers  or  Rev. Justin Laughridge.

Thank you for supporting 1-1-1!
The English District office has received some wonderful articles and pictures from participating congregations of their 1-1-1 giving box and how their congregation is promoting this program. The district wants to be able to share your stories and pictures in the Servant to Servant as quickly as possible, so we are promoting one congregation the first and fourth week of every month. In week three we will share with you the list of participating congregations. On the fifth Fridays we will share stories from one of the two missions we are currently funding.  May God bless you as you continue sharing the Gospel with all people!
In Our Churches

LCEF Special Offer!
LCEF’s 40 th  anniversary special offering has received an overwhelming response. You still have time to take advantage of this special offer of a 40-month note at 4% interest. Please let your members know about this offer by using the bulletin announcement. If you have any questions you can contact David Thiele, LCEF Vice President, at 517-980-2857 or by email !

When you invest with Lutheran Church Extension Fund, you’ll join over 60,000 investors who have discovered the joy of helping and supporting ministry work. New LCMS ministry opportunities are emerging all the time, as many LCMS ministries are thriving around the world.

To meet future loan demand and help support growing ministry opportunities, we need to raise an additional $100 million. Which is why we invite you to a special, limited-time investment opportunity: our 40-month 40th anniversary note at 4%.

Click to download application , bulletin insert and/or informational flyer .

* The primary owner on the account must be 18 years or older.
* The State of Washington has adopted a regulatory position that currently prohibits residents of Washington State from opening a new investment unless they are already an LCEF investor.

LCEF is a nonprofit religious organization; therefore, LCEF investments are not FDIC-insured bank deposit accounts. This is not an offer to sell investments, nor a solicitation to buy. LCEF will offer and sell its securities only in states where authorized. The offer is made solely by LCEF’s Offering Circular . Investors should carefully read the Offering Circular, which more fully describes associated risks. Lutheran Church Extension Fund—Missouri Synod is registered and licensed through the Nationwide Mortgage Licensing System-NMLS#3444. View Our Public Page.

Call 800-843-5233 to learn more or visit LCEF online .
Our Savior, Hartland, MI

On Tuesday, October 9, Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church and School hosted their annual “The Body of Christ and the Public Square” conference. The keynote speaker for the evening, Mr. Ben Shapiro, is the Editor-in-Chief of the Daily Wire and spoke on “The Death of Virtue.” Mr. Timothy Goeglein, Vice President of External Affairs for Focus on the Family and former Special Assistant to George W. Bush talked about “Faith in the Halls of Power: The Issues that Matter Most to Christians in 21st Century America.” Reverend Christopher I. Thoma's topic was “No, the Bible is not Silent on the Topic of Abortion: An Honest Visit with Saint Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:8.”

The evening’s event ended with a panel discussion including all three speakers. Mr. Jack Phillips, the proprietor of Masterpiece Cake Shop in Colorado, is scheduled to speak at next year’s conference along with other high-profile guests to be announced in the very near future. For more information about the conference, please call 248-887-4300. Visit the church's website t o view videos and photos from the conference.
Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI
If you find cleaning out pumpkins difficult, check out this video on how a member of Hales Corners makes quick work of the pumpkin slime and seeds, just in time for your fall pumpkin activities.
Lutheran Church of the Ascension, Atlanta, GA
God the Father has granted Henry new birth in holy baptism.
Members volunteered at Feed the Hungry Day in conjunction with the local Lutheran Outreach Partnership, Stepping Stone Mission.
Redeemer, Lincoln, NE
On Sunday, October 14th, the Women of Redeemer, Circle #1, displayed 115 quilts in the sanctuary of Redeemer Lutheran Church, which they made this past year. The quilts will be given to families of Hartley School students at Thanksgiving, along with food baskets, prepared by the Board for Human Services. "O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His mercy endures forever."
Shepherd King, West Bloomfield, MI
Shepherd King hosted trunk or treat. Weather moved the festivities inside, but the attendees still had fun!
2018 Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod Reformation Day Service

Sunday, October 28 at 3:00 pm
First Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
531 N. Neville St., Pittsburgh, PA

Special Guest Preacher: The Rev. Gregory Seltz, Former Speaker of the Lutheran Hour, and Executive Director of the Lutheran Center for Religious Liberty in Washington, DC.
Sponsored by Pittsburgh Area Lutheran Ministries, desserts and hors d'oeuvres sponsored by Concordia Lutheran Ministries.
Parking provided by Oakland Catholic High School.
In Our Schools
Christ the King, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Children at Christ the King Preschool praying before snack and participating in a finger play under the supervision of teacher and director Sharon Ziegler. 
Concordia Lutheran Church & Little Lambs, Berwyn, IL
Adventure Day!
Our Savior, Heartland, MI
Camp time for 6-8th graders!
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN
In art club the students are making Noah's ark and hand print animals.
The preschool students got to paint with foil.
Grace Beginnings Preschool, Wyoming, MI
Lambs of Faith Preschool, Naples, FL
Lambs of Faith Preschool had a great day with the North Collier Fire Department.
The children loved riding the old firetruck and holding the fire hose like real fire fighters!
Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI
Pre-K enjoyed reading “Little Tree”. The children were excited to find the hidden leaf in their painting.
They continued to use the number line to count play dough leaves. They practiced cutting leaves and worked on sorting them from shortest to longest. 
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