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Servant to Servant
Greetings!
November 1, 2019
Friendly Reminder


The first Sunday in November of 2019 is when Daylight Saving Time ends in most areas of the United States so we'll “fall back” and return to Standard time. Remember to set your clocks back one hour before bed on Saturday night.
Divine Calls
Call Returned
The Rev. Aaron B. Boerst, Christ, Lake Mills, WI has returned the call to serve Trinity, Ironwood, MI.

Call Received and Accepted
The Rev. Amadeus L. Gandy, St. Luke’s, Cabot, PA, has received and accepted a call to serve St. John’s, Clarksburg, WV.
Calling All Photographers!
The English District website is undergoing a redesign and as part of this, we want to invite all of you to 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 for the photos you submit: 
  • High resolution
  • 2000 px by 800 px
  • Orientation - Landscape
  • Landscapes, buildings, or other scenes without people
  • 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 .
Concordia Technology Blog
Sabbath as a circuit breaker? What does that mean? Find out more!
1-1-1 for Missions
Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Windsor, Ontario has been an active participant in 1-1-1. 
 
Rev. Voelker displays their 1-1-1 receptacle, into which hundreds of dollars have been placed for the English District Missions.
 
Pastor Voelker tells his members, “We trust God to encourage us and to be with us always. We want to come together with others who want the same. We want a relationship with God. We remind people of it each week, so that we learn that all gifts count which are given in faith.”
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 David Thiele, English District Vice President at 517-980-2857 or by email .
For more information contact the English District Gift Planning Counselor: Ron Grimm by phone (412)391-4850 or email .
Worker Wellness
This week's LCMS devotion focuses on Relational Wellness. These weekly devotions are meant to encourage church workers and help them to explore ways to find wellness in their own lives as well as their families' lives.

If you haven't been reading them, now is a good time to start. This week's devotion can be found here .
In Our District
English District LWML Newsletter
There's a new edition of the English District LWML's newsletter available! Be sure to check it out here .
In Our Churches
Ascension of Christ Lutheran, Beverly Hills, MI

Pastor Grams and some of the members of Ascension of Christ Lutheran were in attendance at the "Care Net Pregnancy Center Berkley -Detroit" Together For Life Fundraising Gala.

Care Net Pregnancy Center Berkley | Detroit is a faith based organization that provides a holistic approach to client care encompassing physical, emotional, and spiritual needs.
St. Mark Lutheran, Sheboygan, WI
Members of St. Mark Lutheran participated in a servant event for Feed My Starving Children.
First Trinity, Pittsburgh, PA
Pastor Andrae, Vicar Timothy Kern, and Deaconess Hanna Kern have had success reaching out to students on campuses in Pittsburgh with their materials, especially the "Free Prayer" sign. Pastor also continues the regular Wednesday night Bible study with a meal and Compline.
Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ
Baptized at Risen Savior:
Lukas Valor Orion, pictured with proud parents JC and Amanda.
Peace Lutheran, New Berlin, WI
Rev. Derek Mathers visited Peace last week to give the report on the congregation's Re:Vitality survey. About 20 congregation leaders gathered for his presentation Thursday evening.
Grace Lutheran, Wyoming, MI
Grace's organist and pianist, Bob played a piece celebrating both Reformation and the confirmation of 2 of the young people, Tori and Hailey.
St. Luke Lutheran, Toronto, ON
St. Luke hosts a stitch and chat get together for fellowship for crafters.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran, Sherman Oaks, CA
Sherman Oaks was pleased to celebrate Annie's 100th birthday with her.
Hope Lutheran Church, Hastings, MN
Hope Lutheran is staying in touch with their college students. Here are some snippets from the students as they received the recent packages from congregation members and Sunday school students. May they all continue to grow in faith and knowledge, knowing the church family is praying and thinking of them.
In Our Schools
West Portal Lutheran, San Francisco, CA

The 8th graders had a wonderful trip to Washington DC.
Grace Beginnings Preschool, Wyoming, MI
Fall festival for the children.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
Redeemer Lutheran is celebrating "Hope" Coming week. This day was all about hats.
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN

Halloween party for the 4 year olds.
Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI
Chapel this week with Pastor Tim! Great lessons learned on not needing to be scared because we are all children of God!
Faith Lutheran School, Watertown, WI

The kids are hard at work practicing their musical. Video here .
Holy Cross Preschool, Cleveland, OH

Students had a great field trip to Hillside Orchard.
Concordia Lutheran and Little Lambs, Berwyn, IL

Halloween party with the cub scouts.
Hales Corners Lutheran, Hales Corners, WI

HCL athletics had a big weekend! At the National Cross Country Meet, they had two middle school boys, Logan J. and Gavin M., finish nationally in the top 25 for their division, with Gavin M. finishing as a 2nd-Team All-American! Well done, boys! While the boys were running at nationals, the 7th/8th “A” girls volleyball team was competing in the Wisconsin State Volleyball Tournament. The girls became just the third team in HCL volleyball program history to reach the state volleyball final four, and they finished higher than any other girls volleyball team in school history, winning the 3rd place match! Well done, girls! To God be all praise and glory. They play for Him!

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).

We invite you to daily pray with us. The prayers for November can be found here .

Pray with us for California and all those affected by the power outages and wildfires.

Nancy requests prayers for her husband Jim to know the Lord and for his financial situation.

Please email  Holly Scheer  with your prayer requests.
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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