Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
Servant to Servant
November 9, 2018
In Our District
Installation of Rev. Winston P.A. Grieser
The Apostolic Lutheran Church in Moses Lake, WA had Rev. Grieser installed by Bishop Hardy on November 4.

He is pictured with his wife, Anya.

Board of Directors Meeting
Thank you to Lutheran Church of the Shepherd King, West Bloomfield, MI, and Rev. Timothy Holzerland for hosting the English District Board of Directors meeting this week.
Entered Eternal Glory

Our Lord Jesus Christ has called home to glory his faithful servant The Rev. Daniel Jurkovic. We give God praise and thanks for the faith he gave Dan throughout his life. Please keep Dan’s family in your prayers.

Divine Call
Call Recieved
The Rev. William Chuol has received a call to serve as Assistant Pastor of Holy Cross, Kitchener, ON, Canada.

Call Accepted
The Rev. William Chuol has accepted the call to serve as Assistant Pastor of Holy Cross, Kitchener, ON, Canada.
Gathering registration is open! Click here for more information.
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 Youth Gathering 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

I nformation 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

Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Inverness, FL, as it struggles to continue in the work of our Lord.

The district prayer list for November is available here.
1-1-1 for Missions
Questions? Contact   Rev. Derek Mathers   or   Rev. Justin Laughridge .

LCEF Special Offer!
Time is running out, but there are still spots left to join in on this great opportunity!

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, LCEF needs 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 message 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 .
In Our Churches
Campus Ministry Article: Friendship Knows No Boundaries
This post follows up on the continuing story of "Steve" and his faith journey.

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mesquite, NV took part in the local Veterans Day parade on Saturday, November 3rd. Pictured is the float for the parade and Lois and Warren Schwecke, Al Schadendorf, Rev. Travis Lauterbach, and Alice and Don Selking. They, along with Nichole Lauterbach who took the picture, rode inside and in the back of the truck for the parade to honor veterans.
Prince of Peace, Mesquite, NV
St. John’s Lutheran School, Hannibal, MO

Kindergarten–2nd graders sang and played for the congregation. Each month a school group sings during the 10:00 a.m. service. This includes the preschool through 8th grade. This particular Sunday was Reformation Sunday, making it all the more special. A 5th grade student accompanied them.
Baptism at Epiphany, Dorr, MI

On Sunday, October 28 Janice Vrooman was baptized at Epiphany Lutheran Church. She is pictured with her sponsor, Ashley Beffrey and Rev. Ryan Beffrey. Janice has been part of Epiphany's quilting group for many years and, through the encouragement of those women, recently made the decision to be baptized and become a member.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Medina, OH
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church teamed with Thrivent Financial to build a home for Habitat for Humanity
in Asheville, NC. The team is pictured in front of the house they built.

Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit, Elk Grove Village, IL
Children's message with some of the church's younger members.

Hope Lutheran Church, Hastings, MN
Highlights from the congregation's service project with  Feed My Starving Children - Eagan . Members are preparing meals for those in need.
In Our Schools

Holy Cross Lutheran School, Cleveland, OH
Students have been learning about their senses and experienced music from a trombone player.
Christ the King Preschool, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Each class visits pastor for a special Bible lesson. Pictured is chapel time with Rev. Randy Boelter.
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN
The children at Faith Preschool are learning the song "Father Abraham" with motions. Come watch them sing and dance.
Concordia Lutheran Church & Little Lambs, Berwyn, IL

On election day the children had their own election voting between two snacks.
Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI
A big thank you goes out to Mr. Robert Benton from World Martial Arts Academy in New Berlin for coming to all 6-8 grade Physical Education classes to teach the students new skills.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
The school's preschool students got a chance to play in the falling leaves.
Concordia Technology Solutions Offers Insight on Visitor Follow Up
What happens after someone visits your congregation?

At my church, the visitors sign a guest book and a day or two later, they receive a letter in the mail from the pastor—which is an excellent practice. It’s personal, especially in this detached, electronic world. In fact, it has repeatedly led to visitors wanting to meet with him and eventually join the congregation. Several people have mentioned how important that letter has been. People like to be acknowledged and the personal touch makes a huge difference.

But more can be done to help someone get to know the congregation.

BPM 2019 | Feb. 21-23, 2019 | Phoenix, AZ
This year's BPM conference will max out at 2,500 attendees. For more information and registration materials, please see the link below.
Best Practices is free, including meals and shuttle rides.

November Parish Paper Available: How To Develop Habits for Well-Being
These parish papers are a good source of both encouragement and useful information. To download it, please click here .
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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