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Servant to Servant
October 4, 2019
Bishop's Visitation
Bishop Jamison Hardy visited Logos Lutheran Mission last week to see what God is doing in Philadelphia.
Pictured with Rev. Rob Kieselowsky and Vicar Zachariah Burgdorf of Logos Lutheran Church.
Son of Seminary Professor Recalls Turbulent Years
Note from Bishop Hardy: This book is a great resource and look at the Missouri Synod and I highly recommend it.

A long-serving LCMS seminary professor has gathered his memories together into a 450-page book entitled "Surviving the Storms: Memoirs of David P. Scaer" in which he traces his life from his upbringing in Brooklyn through his 54 years as a professor in the LCMS at the Springfield and Fort Wayne seminaries. His late father Reverend Paul H. Scaer (+1967) was the lifelong pastor of an English District congregation, Trinity of Flatbush (now ELCA). With his father serving as Circuit Visitor of the York/New Jersey Metropolitan Circuit, the author was brought into contact with English District pastors George Beiderwieden, Vernon Schreiber, Paul Riedel, H. Armin Moellering, John H. Tietjen, John Damm and its presidents Hugo Kleiner and Harold Hecht. Scaer writes of his student days at Concordia Seminary, Saint Louis that were among the events leading up to and following its faculty walkout in February 1974. 
Some chapters deal with issues that threatened to disrupt the LCMS and others speak of LCMS leaders at the time. An index allows the reader to easily find familiar people. An extensive bibliography lists his theological, devotional, homiletical, and exegetical writings.  
1-1-1 for Missions
Redeemer Lutheran Church in Elmhurst, IL has been pleased to be a part of 1-1-1 since last fall. At the voters' meeting when the concept was presented to the members, the question was asked, "Why wouldn't we do this? It's so simple!" It's simplicity and potential has truly made it an easy initiative to embrace. Redeemer has two boxes, one at the entrance to the sanctuary, and one on the way to our education annex, where everyone from the Sunday school children to the adults in Bible study can deposit their gifts. It's our joy to participate, knowing the the Lord, who can feed thousands with five loaves and two fish, can use even small offerings in ways beyond our understanding. 

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).

Pray with us: That God would protect and grant restored health for missionaries serving in the Dominican Republic (DR) and Latin America. The wife of one missionary in the DR was in the hospital for a week with dengue, and now their teenage son is in the hospital with dengue. Many others in the field have recently experienced viruses, headaches, falling, and even car accidents. 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
The English District Canada Corporation held their annual meeting at the Church of St. Mark Lutheran, Mississauga, ON. All English District congregations in Canada are members of the Canada Corporation and can be represented by 5 delegates at the annual meeting. The discussion of those gathered focused on Canadian church extension funding for congregations, setting the budget for next year, and reactivating the Canada Corporation Mission Team, which is tasked with encouraging member congregations to advance mission outreach in their ministry context. President/Bishop Hardy and Treasurer, Sally Naglich, attended the meeting via video conferencing and are included in the group shot of the elected board and congregation delegates in attendance.
English District pastors Jung Hun Park, Brad Urlaub, and Justin Laughridge attended the Center for U.S. Mission's Power Week training for Churches Planting Churches and Church Planter Essentials in Minneapolis, MN. 
Dominican Republic Lutheran Mission
 English District pastors Ron York, Roger Ellis, and Justin Laughridge are pictured with Rev. Prof. Joel Fritsche and gathered with others at the DRLM September 2019 Fall FORO on the roof of Concordia the Reformer Seminary with the house for seminary students up on the hill. 
The FORO reviewed the progress of the various ministries and discussed the plans for two church plants and growth in other areas of the ministry.
Pastor Yban Navarro was ordained during the DRLM September 2019 Fall FORO . He is pictured with Rev. David Preus, seminary students from Chile, Guatemala, Venezuela, Mexico, Panama, and Spain and others attending the FORO.
Kaster Family Update

The Kaster family is serving God in Prague. For more information about their mission work in Prague Czech Republic please read  here .
In Our Churches
Ascension Lutheran Church, North Olmsted, OH
On Sunday, September 29, Ascension Lutheran Church Commissioned "Helpers of Joy". Helpers of Joy are individuals who received training and will be creating relationships with residents of a local nursing home to share the Good News.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Erie, PA
Trinity’s Fall “Fit for Life” retreat was held with Pastor Derek Mathers, Mission Executive from the English District, as guest speaker. 123 homeless kits were put together and will be distributed.

Rev. Mathers was blessed to visit with the congregation and speak about being "Fit for Life."
Trinity Lutheran Church,
La Porte, IN
Trinity had a very successful rummage sale.
Peace in the Valley Lutheran Church, Benson, AZ
Peace in the Valley hosted its 2nd Annual Ice Cream Social. The social was advertised and posters were placed around town. The turn out exceeded that from last year with at least 10 children and more adults. Two new families joined our Sunday worship service for the first time!
In Our Schools
2019-2020 LCMS School Statistics Online Report 

Please help reach the goal of 100% of English District schools participating in completing the online report by the due date of November 1, 2019!

The LCMS Early Childhood and School Statistical Report's login information is currently being sent out to schools via email . For more information and to report statistics click here . If you have any questions please contact Gail Holzer or Evelyn Jentzen for assistance. 
Christ the King Lutheran Preschool, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Kicking off COLOR MONTH in preschool- with Red Day from Ms. Cecchini’s 3 year old class!
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Cleveland OH

Learning about mixing colors.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
Fantastic game day for the high schoolers.
Faith Lutheran Church, Watertown, WI
Grandparents Day!
Lutheran Church of the Shepherd King, West Bloomfield, MI
Farm week.
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN
Dry erase cartoons.
Concordia Lutheran and Little Lambs, Berwyn, IL
Moments from chapel.
Hales Corners Lutheran Church, Hales Corners, WI
2nd grade field trip to the Retzner Nature Center and Planetarium.
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