Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
Servant to Servant
November 8, 2019
Bishop's News
Bishop Rev. Dr. Jamison Hardy is pleased to be a member of the Board of Regents of Concordia University Wisconsin. He attended the orientation at the University for new Regents.
Divine Call
Call Returned
Rev. Dr. Mark A. Wood, Synod Executive Staff, St. Louis, MO, has returned the call to serve Trinity, Ocala, FL.
Last Chance - Send in your photos!
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 by November 10, 2019 .
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 and help ministry leaders focus on 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. Download flyer or visit the MinistryFOCUS website for more information.
Concordia Technology Blog
Sabbath as a circuit breaker? What does that mean? Find out more!
Mental Health Help
NAMI focuses on mental health and resources for people needing help with mental health issues. If you or someone you know needs help, visit the NAMI website.
All Saints Campus Ministry, Slippery Rock, PA
Campus ministry can be described as "Planting Seeds." How do those seeds grow? Find out more!
1-1-1 for Missions
Questions? Contact    Rev. Derek Mathers    or    Rev. Justin Laughridge.

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 Emotional 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
District Mission Visit
District Mission Executive Rev. Derek Mathers visited Hope Lutheran Church in Hastings, MN. He was pleased to worship with the congregation, connect with DCE Kristi Bauer and her husband, as well as Pator Kenneth Boudreau and his family.

Rev. Mathers is also available to visit LCMS congregations interested in ReVitality!
In Our Churches
Calvary Lutheran Church, Mechanicsburg, PA

Those who have a regular income and who are able to provide for their families often don't think of those less fortunate and the difficulties they have.

The Military Share program at Calvary, Mechanicsburg, PA holds a regular food distribution for those less fortunate. On October 16th, the program provided food for 37 families totaling 93 people. With the help of a Thrivent action team grant, the program was able to provide things that families can't get with food stamps including toilet paper, napkins, and paper towels. Such simple things and yet so appreciated.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church, Fairlawn, OH
In its 22 nd  season, Fairlawn’s Parish Arts Concert Series offers free concerts open to the community featuring sacred music. This concert featured the University of Akron Choirs.

Fairlawn Lutheran Sunday Schoolers share thanks and prayer requests.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Mesquite, NV
After completing several months of instruction, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mesquite, Nevada welcomed three new adult members by Confirmation on Reformation Sunday. Pictured are Colin, Glenda and Bob, with Pastor Travis Lauterbach, who officiated at the confirmation.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Scarsdale, NY
Ever wondered what a pastor does during the week? Pastor Naumann shows what his week is like in this blog post.
Christ the King, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
With great leadership and funding from Thrivent, the youth group helped fill the church pantry for the needy in their community and had some pre-Halloween fun.
Photo credit: Nancy Josefiak
Church of St. Luke- Lutheran, Toronto, ON
Church wide cleanup day and then group trip to "Feed Toronto."
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church, Sherman Oaks, CA
Fun and fellowship from the last week.
Martin Luther Chapel, East Lansing, MI
Volunteers at the Pumpkin Walk.
Hope Lutheran Church, Hastings, MN
Hope Lutheran's confirmation students learned about Judges and the 4th Commandment.
First Trinity Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA
The church's 1868 crucifix was restored and returned to the altar. It was blessed and rededicated during the All Saints Day Service.
Trinity Lutheran Church, New Lenox, IL
Indoor trick or treating!
In Our Schools
Fairlawn Lutheran School, Fairlawn, OH

Miss Beth using the new Handwriting Without Tears program to enhance literacy instruction at Fairlawn Lutheran School.
West Portal Lutheran School, San Francisco, CA
Students at play.
Fun Run coordinated by HealthyKids FunRun to raise funds for school.
Christ the King, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
"Pink" day at school.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
A production of "A Night of Comedy and Tragedy" by Shakespeare performed by students.
Grace Beginnings, Wyoming, MI

Healthy food learning.
Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI
Construction week.
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN

Healthy food week!
Holy Cross Preschool, Cleveland, OH

Spooky treat day.
Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI

First grade pumpkins! Thanks to Thrivent for the party supplies.
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.

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

December prayer list is available on our website.

Please email  Holly Scheer  with your prayer requests.
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