Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
Servant to Servant
May 24, 2019
1-1-1 for Missions
(High school student Mitch R.)

Peace Lutheran-Windsor's participation in the 1-1-1 program really began with the District Convention in June 2018. After the presentation, our lay delegate, Ron Schertzer, looked at me and said, "We need to do this at Peace!" We showed it at the next church council meeting, and for the most part they were receptive, though a few had their doubts - either thinking that members would not be that interested in participating, or (since our Canadian dollars are in coins) that it was going to be a bunch of extra work for the finance committee to put them in rolls.

On the Sunday we introduced it to the congregation, I incorporated the district video into my sermon. Starting that Sunday (and every Sunday since), we have included some blurb about 1-1-1 in the bulletin, often times coming from one of the FAQs from the district website.

The Lord has truly blessed our members with enthusiasm and a desire to participate in this mission work for the sake of His harvest!

- Rev. James Leistico
Divine Calls
Calls Accepted
The Rev. Amadeus L. Gandy, Faith, Butler, PA, has accepted the call to be an Associate Pastor and Mission Developer at St. Luke, Cabot, PA.

The Rev. James E. Thelen, Ascension, Tuscon, AZ, has accepted the call to serve 1C/The Sanctuary, Columbus, NE.
In Our District
Mission Grant Application

The English District is excited and honored to share in the mission of Jesus with you as part of our district. We celebrate and give thanks to God for your mission and ministry which is one of the many ways we love our neighbor.
Download the Mission Grant Application 2020–2021 to fill out a congregational evaluation and apply for a grant. Mission grant applications are due b July 1 st , 2019 . Please return the application to the district office by mail or fax (248-476-0188), or email it to Rev.  Derek Mathers

The deadline was previously reported as August 1, so please take note of the updated deadline!
Deadline Approaching
2018 Congregation Statistics Report - Online
The deadline for congregation statistics reporting is  May 31, 2019. Only 55% of English District congregations have completed their forms. If you have not received your login information or have questions, email or call the LCMS Church Information Center at 888-843-5267. Otherwise, please report this information as soon as possible. Thank you!
Prayer Requests
Your prayer concerns are important to the English District. When you submit a prayer request, 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). Please email  Holly Scheer  with your prayer requests.

June prayers are now available ! We invite you to join in prayer with us.

In our prayers:

First Vice President Rev. Herb Mueller, health concerns
The Ritzman family, for their upcoming travels
Video File Types for Church Websites
What kinds of files work best for church websites? Do you want to include more video on your church site? Does the idea of video to engage audiences excite you but also make you a little nervous? Concordia Technology Services has some helpful tips!
Congregational Treasurer's Manual

The LCMS Congregational Treasurer's Manual is a valuable resource for any church treasurer, no matter what their level of expertise. The manual, organized into two volumes, contains six major sections: Employment Issues; Federal and State Tax Matters; Establishing and Administering the Organization; Supporting Organizations; Accounting and Finance; and Insurance.

The manual is available online FREE OF CHARGE and is updated yearly in the fall.

Printed copies are only available through the district office and must be ordered by July 1, 2019. The cost for the printed manual is approximately $10-15, depending on postage and printing costs. If you would like to order a printed copy of the 2019 manual due out later this year, email Peggy or call her at 800-755-9335 ext. 210 before July 1, 2019.
The English District office will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2019 in observance of Memorial Day (USA).
In Our Churches
St. Mark Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, WI
St. Mark celebrated Confirmation and New Members on Sunday, May 12 th . They had three new members join.
Church of Saint Luke-Lutheran, Toronto, ON
Beautiful weather for time outside as a church family.
Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ
Dr. Pamela Decker, the Director of Music and organist at Risen Savior, performed a recital as a preview of her European concert tour this summer.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church, Sherman Oaks, CA
Scenes from Sherman Oak's church life this week.
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE
Thank you to Lincoln Lutheran Middle School students for all of their work at the church!
Trinity Lutheran Church, Villa Park, IL
Trinity Lutheran Church hosted their 4 th  Annual “Men’s Steak Night”! The event was shared by 77 attendees from the community who enjoyed fellowship, food, and raised money to be divided between Trinity and Hines Veterans Hospital. There was also a high-end Bourbon tasting at the event along with many great door prizes.
In Our Schools
Christ the King, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
Goodbye to this year's 4-year-olds!
Holy Cross Preschool, Cleveland, OH
Outside art at the end of the year.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
Career day for the students.
Redeemer Classical School, Fort Wayne, IN
Students demonstrating recitation.
West Portal School, San Francisco, CA
LCMS School Grant Opportunity
Kaleidoscope Fund Grant Process Now Open!

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF) 2019 Kaleidoscope Fund grant process is now open. Eligibility is limited to LCMS K-8 elementary schools. The deadline for proposal submission is next Friday, May 31, 2019 .

Visit LCEF for full details and to submit your proposal.
LCMS Convention
Convention Workbook Available
Interested in the materials for the upcoming LCMS Convention? You can view or download them here.
We have been given the ultimate gift: forgiveness and salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. That gift is pure joy to us, bringing us peace and hope that just have to be shared. The 2019–21 National Offering is your opportunity to share that joy, to bring that peace and hope into dark and lonely places. This triennium, the National Offering will bring joy to even more people and places, and you can help bring that "joy to the world! "

Watch this video to learn more about the 2019 National Offering.

We are encouraging all our LCMS congregations to commemorate this triennial effort with a special door offering designated for the 2019 National Offering on  National Offering Sunday : June 9, 2019 .
Job Openings
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI

Seeking an energetic, committed Christian individual faithful to the inspired, inerrant Word of God and certified in Early Childhood Development as Director/Teacher for its successful, Christ-centered preschool this fall. Familiarity with Lutheran Christian teachings is important. Experience is desired, however qualified, new graduates are also welcome to apply.

If interested, please send resumes to:
Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI or call 313-884-5090, or email Diane Wyrock.
Winter Hospitality for Pastor or Deaconess

Concordia Lutheran Church, Sarasota, FL prayerfully seeks a winter pastor or deaconess. Following Jesus, lead us by welcoming worship guests, following up on guests and those drifting from worship, and discipling Concordia leaders in these tasks. Little or no preaching required. Serve November 1, 2019 through April 30, 2020, 15 to 30 hours per week. Visit for details about this ministry, compensation and housing options, or email or call Concordia at 941-365-0844.  
Correction – The Rev. Philip Gai serves as pastor of the South Sudanese – Nuer Fellowship which is a part of the Church of St. Mark - Lutheran, Mississauga, ON. Rev. Jeffrey Miskus serves as senior pastor at St. Mark. We apologize for the omission.
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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