Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
Servant to Servant
March 1, 2019
Loving God: Heart, Mind, Body and Relationships
Professional Church Workers Conference
Information on the 2019 Professional Church Workers Conference (PCWC) was emailed to all pastors and rostered church workers earlier this month. The informational letter, schedule and link to register are also available on our website.

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact the District office:
1-1-1 for Missions
Questions? Contact   Rev. Derek Mathers   or   Rev. Justin Laughridge  .

Operation Barnabas Workshop in Michigan

LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces Program Operation Barnabas and the Michigan District are hosting a training workshop to assist local congregations in their care and support of local veterans and military members and their families. If you would like to attend this free workshop, click here for more information.
LCMS President Election Voter Registration
Each congregation and parish has already received an  LCMS President Election Voter Registration  form with which to register a pastoral and a lay voter for each congregation or parish. 

Attendance at the District Convention is no longer required for a pastor or layperson to serve as an LCMS President Election Voter, since the 2016 Synod Convention eliminated that requirement.

Voter registration forms can only be accepted by the Office of the Synod Secretary until Sunday,  March 24, 2019

If your congregation has lost its registration form, please contact the Office of the Synod Secretary    or phone 314-996-1417 as soon as possible to obtain a replacement form. 
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.

The District daily prayers for March are now available on our website. Please join us in prayer.
In Our District
Prayers for Tree of Life, Inverness, FL
Please keep Tree of Life Lutheran Church, Inverness, FL in your prayers as they prepare to call a pastor.
In Our Churches
Detroit Circuit Youth Overnight
Youth Overnight 2019 for English District Detroit Circuits North and South was hosted at Grace Lutheran Church, Redford, MI. Twenty-six youth, eight pastors & adult leaders, from four churches participated: Grace, Redford, MI; St. Paul’s, St. Clair Shores, MI; Christ the King, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI; and Shepherd King, West Bloomfield, MI.
Working Together!
On Sunday, February 24th, members of Ascension in North Olmsted, OH joined with the youth group and a group of adults from Prince of Peace in Medina, OH to rearrange and reorganize several spaces in Ascension's building so that they can be used effectively. Ascension's pastor, Rev. Joshua Ulm, is a former member of the Prince of Peace youth group. Prince of Peace's hardworking team worked with the members of Ascension to make quick work of three rooms: moving furniture, reorganizing, rearranging, and painting.
DCE Jim Bretthauer and English District Board of Directors member Terry Leu graciously shared the labor of their youth, while teaching them about servant leadership. It was a joy for two district congregations to work together for the kingdom! 
Peace in the Valley, Benson, AZ
Peace in the Valley was blessed to install two new elders.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Mesquite, NV
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church was blessed to receive six new members into their congregation during worship on February 24th. The three couples are shown here with Pastor Travis Lauterbach.
The Women of Life at Prince of Peace recently began a new mission project, “Our Farmyard Mission.” The women’s group donated money to purchase farmyard animals through Lutheran World Relief. The entire congregation has been offered the opportunity to buy more animals, hoping to be able to supply an entire farmyard, or more, for those in need.
Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, WI
Prince of Peace welcomed two new members.

The previous Servant to Servant identified Rev. Wirtz's grandchild as a grandson, and should have read granddaughter. We apologize for the error.
In Our Schools
Ascension, North Olmsted, OH
On Sunday, February 24th, Ascension Lutheran Church welcomed their Early Childhood Center students to worship with them.
Advent Lutheran Preschool, Zionsville, IN
On February 16th Advent hosted a a Valentine's supper with a meal, fun activities for the children, great entertainment by the school children, Phil Lehman on piano with dinner music and Biru Bar, a Lithuanian Folk Band, p roviding after-dinner music and dancing. 
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
Students practicing for Mary Poppins, the musical.
Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI
Dr. Seuss Day with the students hearing "Fox in Socks."
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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