Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
Servant to Servant
Greetings!
March 8, 2019
Installation

The Rev. Justin Laughridge was installed on Sunday, March 3, 2019, as the Senior Pastor of St. Luke, Toronto, ON, Canada. The Rev. Dr. Roger Ellis was the guest preacher and Bishop Jamison Hardy officiated the installation.
Divine Call
Call Returned
The Rev. Daniel P. Murray has returned the call to serve as the sole pastor of Jehovah, St. Paul, MN.
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 last 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: info@englishdistrict.org.
Registration is still Open!
Click “ Gathering Registration ”  to begin your registration process. You can use the link to edit your group’s information at any time. If you have questions, please re-visit the provided resources below, check the  FAQ page , or visit the  Adult Leader Facebook Group . The Gathering office is also available to answer questions at nygregistration@lcms.org  or 800-248-1930 (ext. 1155).  
 
English District Sky Zone Event is Sunday, July 14, 2019 from 5:30 pm-7:30 pm
May 1st is the deadline to register for the Sky Zone event and to order T-Shirts.

Click on link for registration form:   English District Event Registration and T-shirt Order Form      
 
If you have questions feel free to contact Jim Bretthauer or Kristi Bauer.
1-1-1 for Missions
Your 1-1-1 Dollars at Work!

We would like to thank you and all the members of the congregations who are supporting the English District Missions and for your participation in 1-1-1.  

We want to share with you stories from both missions to include in your weekly church bulletin or newsletter. Spread the word how your simple donation of one dollar per member a week has helped to grow these missions. Click  here  to download bulletin inserts.   

It’s never too late to join the fifty-five congregations in sponsoring this program. The more congregations that participate the better it will be to touch lives of others with the Gospel of Jesus.

Here's the plan: $1/per baptized member/per week.

Simple, right? Self-explanatory almost. Easy to do. All can participate. Each baptized member is asked to give one dollar extra per week. $1/per member/per week. Thus, "1-1-1". 

Please contact our District Mission Executive, Pastor  Derek Mathers  or 
Pastor  Justin Laughridge,  Chair of the Missions Council, with any questions.
1-1-1 Bearing Fruit
We are happy to share the news that as of the beginning of March the District has received $25,437 from 29 of the 55 congregations participating in 1-1-1 and 6 individuals.

This is the power of many giving little as we are moved by God's Spirit.

Missions is what the Church is called to do by Jesus. Fear can stop us from dreaming big and doing great things.

We are the body of Christ—working together. There is power and strength in many giving a little.
The extra funds for missions that are raised will help support two missions.
                            
Young and old alike are making a difference!  
Won’t you join us?
DEADLINE APPROACHING:
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. 

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
Before we start any journey we need to know where we are
As a congregation, big or small, do we desire to invite, welcome, and receive guests to our fellowship and even strengthen intentional outreach into our community? 

To find out how and obtain your FREE online assessment today, click here .
In Our Churches
Grace Lutheran Church, Redford, MI
On Sunday, March 3, 2019, Alexandra was brought into the Kingdom of God through Holy Baptism at Grace Lutheran Church. Rev. Timothy Halboth officiated. Alexandra is blessed to have her parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents as active members of the congregation.
Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ
New members at Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior pictured with Rev. Todd Arnold.
Ascension of Christ Lutheran Church, Beverly Hills, MI
On Sunday March 3rd, Ascension of Christ Lutheran Church welcomed eleven new members.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Mesquite, NV
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church has been blessed to receive new members for two weeks in a row! Pictured is Pastor Lauterbach with Frank, Barb, Jan, George, and Jerry.
Christ Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, WI
While many Christians wore ashes on their forehead, members of Christ Lutheran Church made some of their own. After 20 years, the outgoing church council was able to vote to pay off their mortgage. On Ash Wednesday, the church formally burned the papers and retired all debt with a special ceremony!
In Our Schools
Redeemer Classical School, Fort Wayne, IN
Redeemer's children are working on writing skills.
Christ the King Preschool, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Learning about tooth care and making crafts at the same time.
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN
The fire department came to teach fire safety to the preschoolers.
Concordia Lutheran Preschool, Berwyn, IL
Art show!
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.
 
All are invited to subscribe to this weekly publication. Forward the newsletter to members of your church. They can subscribe by clicking on the "Sign up for our emails" link at the bottom. Thanks for spreading the word!
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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