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Servant to Servant
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November 22, 2019
Bishop's Visitation and Installation
Installation at Mt. Calvary, Lititz, PA

Bishop Jamison Hardy was pleased to install the Rev. Christopher Seifferlein at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and visit with the saints there.
1-1-1 for Missions
Living Water Lutheran Church, San Diego, CA

God's people at Living Water Lutheran Church are participating in 1-1-1 "A Dollar for Missions." Many people doing a little can accomplish a lot! Your participation no matter how large or small counts and we thank you.

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


Congregations who have collected dollars for 1-1-1, please send a check payable to the English District LCMS to the district office. Please indicate that the money is for 1-1-1, so we can make sure the two missions receive the support you are generously providing.  
The English District office will be closed Thursday, November 28 and Friday, November 29 in observance of the (US) Thanksgiving holiday.
Attention Congregations

Lutheran Witness renewal forms are in the mail. The cost per subscription remains at $10.80 (US addresses) and $19.80 (Canadian addresses).

If you have questions, contact Peggy at the district office.
Lutheran Federal Credit Union is running a special on auto loans! For more information or to apply, see here .
For more information contact David Thiele, English District LCEF 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 Vocational 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, it's never too late to start. This week's devotion can be found here .

These devotions are an excellent way to prayerfully practice self-care throughout the week.
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In Our District
Installation of
Rev. Mark Wood
The Rev. Mark Wood was installed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Ocala, FL. He will be serving the congregation part-time by arrangement with the LCMS Office of National Mission. Rev. Derek Mathers was present to welcome him into the District and the congregation.
Installation of
Rev. Amadeus Gandy
On Sunday, October 6, the District welcomed St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Clarksburg, WV to the LCMS English District. On Saturday, November 16, Pastor Amadeus Gandy was installed as pastor of St. John's. Pastor Gandy had previously served as pastor of Faith, Butler, PA.

District Visitation & Re:Vitality Assessments
District Mission Executive Rev. Derek Mathers visited and worshipped with Rev. Steve Duescher and Living Water Lutheran and Bethany Lutheran Churches in San Diego, CA. Rev. Mathers was able to discuss the exciting results of the Re:Vitality Congregational Self Assessments with the congregations. Rev. Mathers is available to any English District parish looking for more information about this excellent opportunity!
Krey Family Update
The Krey family is serving God in the Dominican Republic. To learn more about their important work, take a look at their newsletter.
In Our Churches
Fairlawn Lutheran Church, Fairlawn, OH

Fairlawn Lutheran Senior Pastor Jim Gau used hats to talk about God clothing us all in His “robe of righteousness” during the children’s sermon.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sarnia, ON
Redeemer Lutheran Church hosted a concert with 80 church and community members in attendance. They were treated to a collection of Christian instrumental music by Eduard Klassen on the Paraguayan harp and his wife Christine on the keyboard.
Eduard told many stories from his recollections of his youth in Paraguay and of their tours around the world. 

Proceeds from the free will offering will go to a summer snack program for youth in the community.
Hope Lutheran Church, Kitchener, ON

Hope Lutheran Church held a Remembrance Day Service that was led by Rev. Dr. Roger Ellis . The service began with a piper parading in the colour party carrying Church, Canadian, and Scout flags by members of the Scout troop at Hope. The congregation participated in this service that remembered the supreme sacrifice paid by our country’s soldiers in world wars for peace in our world.
Grace Lutheran Church, Wyoming, MI
Church member Martha gave a moving talk about stewardship.
In Our Schools
Fairlawn Lutheran School, Fairlawn, OH
The two-year-old class is learning how to pray before snack time.
Holy Cross Lutheran School, Cleveland, OH

The preschoolers are working on a transportation unit, focusing on engineering, building, constructing, testing, and science.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
The school hosted an afternoon and evening with Jennie Williamson from AriSon. They had pizza, music, ice cream, and fellowship for all who attended.
Faith Lutheran School, Watertown, WI

The school hosted a Veteran's Day program and luncheon that were attended by local veterans, grandparents, and parents.
Video here.
Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI

Painting ABCs.
Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI

The Martin Luther High School Troubadours and Jazz Ensemble came to lead the students in Chapel worship. It was nice for the former students to return to the school!
School Loan Assistance

School loan repayment assistance is available through MinistryFOCUS . MinistryFOCUS is a grassroots organization within The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS), founded in 2013 to eliminate systemic barriers to ministry. This organization's purpose is to help church workers focus more on ministry and less on finances. Individuals who currently serve as a rostered church worker of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod and carry at least $20,000 in educational loans are eligible. The deadline to apply is December 31, 2019. Applications for 2020 will be available later this month. Visit the MinistryFOCUS website for more information.
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 for California and all those affected by the power outages and wildfires.

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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Please share your congregation's or school's unique ministries with the rest of the District. Send pictures and stories for consideration to  Holly Scheer  by Wednesday, 12:00 pm ET. We want to see how YOUR congregation or school is showing the love of God to those around you.
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