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June 14, 2019
Ordination and Installation

Bishop Jamison Hardy officiated the ordination and installation of James Robinson on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Martin Luther Chapel, East Lansing, MI. Rev. Robinson will serve as an associate pastor of the congregation.
Bishop's Visitation


On Sunday, June 9, 2019, Bishop Hardy also had a wonderful visit with The Rev. Eric Forss and the members of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Howell, MI.
Mission Grant Application (Only two weeks left)
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 by  July 1  st , 2019 . Please return the application to the district office by fax (248-476-0188), email or mail: 33100 Freedom Road, Farmington, MI 48336-4030
Divine Calls
Call Returned
Mr. Rodrick R. Lane, Director of Christian Education (DCE), Redeemer, Lincoln, NE, has returned the call to serve as DCE at Beautiful Savior, Lee's Summit, MO.

Call Received and Returned
Mr. James A. Bretthauer, II, Director of Christian Education (DCE), Prince of Peace, Medina, OH, has received and returned a call to serve as the DCE at Faith, Branson, MO.
Called to Glory
Rev. Ronald J. Briggs, Emeritus, was called to glory on Wednesday, June 12, 2019. Rev. Briggs had served as the pastor of Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Rochester Hills, MI until his retirement in 1998. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM to 3:00 P.M. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home, 515 Miller Road, Sumter, SC, 29150. 

We pray the Lord’s blessings on the entire Briggs family.

1-1-1 for Missions
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 per week has helped to grow these missions. Click  here  to download bulletin inserts.   

It’s never too late to join the fifty-nine congregations in sponsoring this program. The more congregations that participate the more lives will be touched 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.
Concordia Technology Solutions

Creating a communication plan for a large project might seem intimidating. Where do you start? How do you keep it on track? How do you make sure everyone stays in touch? Find some helpful tips here.
In Our District
Kasters in the Czech Republic
The Kaster family is serving God in the Czech Republic. Read about their work and how best to support them here.
Ritzmans in Papau New Guinea
The Ritzman family is serving God in Papau New Guinea. They have a special need for a van that will fit their family on home service this summer! Read about their work and how best to support them here.
Ferrys in Asia
The Ferry family is serving God in Asia. Read about their work and how best to support them here.
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.

The prayers for July are available on our website! Pray with us for our brothers and sisters across the District and Synod.
In Our Churches
Christ Lutheran Church, Lake Mills, WI
The Rev Aaron Boerst and Christ Lutheran Church celebrated an infant baptism, adult confirmation, and a new family as members, all in a special Easter Vigil service on April 19.


On June 2, the Rev Aaron Boerst and members of Christ, Lake Mills celebrated the Ascension of our Lord with a special butterfly release after worship.


On Pentecost Sunday, members of Christ, Lake Mills featured a special blessing of worship vestments. Rev. Aaron Boerst purchased these chasubles for Divine Service for use during each of the the seasons of the church.
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Medina, OH
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church hosts a youth Thursday Fun Night all summer long. These kicked off June 6 with youth playing "Nine Square in the Air."
St. Mark Lutheran Church, Sheboygan, WI
On June 9th St. Mark honored their high school and college graduates. Congratulations!
Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, FL
VBS time with all of the children.
The Church of Saint Luke-Lutheran, Toronto, ON
Baptism and confirmation!
In Our Schools
Grace English Lutheran School, Chicago, IL
Douglas Markworth, acting principal, presented a perfect attendance award to a 4th grader.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
Welcome to the class of 2032!
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN
Camping themed crafts.
Available - Church Furnishings
Is your congregation in need of an altar, pulpit, church pews or other church furnishings? If so, please contact Bishop Hardy by email.
Mission Request
Concordia Lutheran Mission needs a white frontal, approximately four ft by six ft in length. They have been generously gifted several altar items already, but they still need the frontal for Christmas, Easter, and Ascension.

If there is a matching pulpit scarf, that would be greatly appreciated, as well.

Please contact Cassie Wuensche  
717-376-7679
Reformation Conference
The Lutheran Church and School of Messiah, Grand Junction, CO invites you to a conference focused on the Reformation this October. It will be led by Dr. Bob Rosin.  Mark your calendars for October 24-26. Pastors , wives, lay people, all are invited to look at the renewal of grace found in the Reformation with one of its foremost scholars! Call Messiah for more information: (970)245-2838.

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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