Love your neighbor as yourself 
Servant to Servant                                      6-15-2018

The Rev. Amadeus Gandy
Bishop Jamison Hardy officiated the ordination and installation of Rev. Amadeus Gandy at Faith, Butler, PA on Saturday, June 9, 2018.
The Rev. Joshua Ulm
The Rev. Joshua Ulm was ordained and installed at Ascension, North Olmsted, OH on Saturday, June 10, 2018. Bishop Hardy officiated.
56th Regular Convention of the
English District LCMS
June 19-21, 2018
Concordia University
Ann Arbor, MI
The 2018 Convention Workbook is available on the English District website. Click the link below to download the full workbook or specific sections of the workbook.
Can't attend in person?
Stream the English District Convention online beginning Tuesday, June 19 at 2:00 PM.
Hashtagging at convention
Social media followers - we have a hashtag for this year's convention! Anytime you post a status and/or photo on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, please use #2018EngDistConvention. You can tag us on Twitter @EngDistLCMS and on Facebook @EnglishDistrictLCMS. Using a hashtag helps to find posts on social media channels, and tagging the English District helps us to share with our followers.
Thanks to all who have signed up to be a 
Prayer Partner for the upcoming 56th English District Convention, June 19-21, 2018 at Concordia University - Ann Arbor, MI. There are still many time slots available. Sign up for one or more time slots  here . Thank you!

Convention offering
The Love Your Neighbor as Yourself 2018 Convention offering will provide financial support for Concordia Lutheran Mission, an outreach of Mount Calvary, Lititz, PA.  Find out more at , and consider sharing, through your prayers and your gifts, in this mission to bring light into the darkness!
Financial donations can be brought for offering at the English District Convention worship service - or donations can be made payable and mailed directly to the English District-LCMS, 33100 Freedom Road, Farmington, MI 48336. Online donations are also accepted on the English District's website . Be sure to indicate "convention offering" in the space provided.
A Dollar for Missions
One dollar, per member, per week = 1-1-1!

The English District is launching a new model for funding missions to which every congregation is invited to participate. It is completely voluntary, but we believe that as God's people see and hear what is being accomplished, specifically and directly in support and development of new missions and enhancing existing missions, more and more of us will want to be involved.
It's simple. Very simple. It is NOT burdensome, nor sacrificial. It involves every baptized member of the Body of Jesus in your congregation, from the newest baby baptized to the oldest member. It demonstrates the power of the beautiful body of Christ working together, prompted by faith. It shows how much can be accomplished by many, giving little.
Here's the plan: $1/per baptized member/per week. Simple, right? Self-explanatory almost. Not burdensome, nor sacrificial. All can participate.  Click here for more information.
Questions? Contact Rev. Derek Mathers, Mission Executive, , or Rev. Justin Laughridge, Chair/Missions Council, at
A Dollar for Missions Video
Divine Calls
Call Returned
The Rev. Larry R. Sipe, Jr., Trinity, Waseca, MN and Immanuel, Janesville, MN, returned the call to serve Mount Olive, Cleveland Heights, OH.
Supporting life
The Board for Human Care, Redeemer, Lincoln, NE, celebrated Mother's Day by collecting baby diapers and wipes for Lincoln Pregnancy Center. A total of 315 diapers and 712 baby wipes were collected and donated. Thank you to Redeemer members for supporting the gift of life!

In our churches
On Sunday, June 10, 2018, the members of Pilgrim, Kenmore, NY, celebrated the 25th anniversary of The Rev. Ben Eder serving as their pastor.
A surprise visit to Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, WI, featured visitors from Synod: Deaconess Grace Rao, Director, Deaconess Ministry; Deaconess Dorothy Krans, Director, Recognized Service Organizations; Manager Zuzana Filipkova, Ph.D., Director from Czechoslovakia, pictured with The Rev. Tom Engler
The following were welcomed into God's family through the waters of Holy Baptism:
Channing, a new brother in Christ, was baptized at Ascension of Christ, Beverly Hills, MI.
Reyna Fe was baptized at Hope, Hastings, MN.

Evelyn Jean was baptized at Martin Luther Chapel, East Lansing, MI.
Evan Vincent and Miles Thomas were baptized at Trinity, New Lenox, IL.   
Congratulations and God's blessings to the Confirmation Class of 2018 at St. Thomas, Streetsboro, OH. Pictured are: Jenna Zimmerman, Troy Roman, The Rev. Christian Just and Jacob Zimmerman.
King of Glory, Sylvania, OH, celebrated Adam Debner's graduation from Concordia Theological Seminary, sharing good food with good people. Candidate Debner has received a call to serve as the Assistant Pastor of Lutheran Church of Our Savior, Cupertino, CA.
Epiphany, Dorr, MI, welcomed their summer vicar, Vicar Burgdorf, with a wonderful dinner.
Ascension of Christ, Beverly Hills, MI, installed Katherine as their new music director.
Ahoy, mateys!
Rumor has it that Shipwrecked, this year's VBS held at Chapel of the Cross, St. Louis, MO, was a hit. The kids learned that, "When you're lonely, Jesus rescues!"  

In our schools

Congratulations, graduates!
Martin Luther Christian School, Pennsauken, NJ, celebrated the graduation of the eighth grade class of 2018.  
Bethesda International Academy, Chicago, IL, celebrated the graduation of the eighth grade class of 2018.
Little graduates were recognized on the last day of school at Grace English, Chicago, IL.

Special recognition
Les Morris, principal at West Portal Lutheran School in San Francisco, CA, shared good news about one of their alumni. Katie Wood, a member of the Class of 2014, recently graduated from Mercy High School in San Francisco and she received the Catherine McAuley Award. It is Mercy's highest award, named after the foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, which goes to a student of extraordinary academic achievement, who embodies the spirit of Mother McAuley with a "vision of faith, a concerned commitment, a loving heart and a level head of leadership." Katie has been accepted to, and will be attending, Concordia University in Seward, NE, in the fall. Her proud parents are Steven Wood, a police officer in the San Francisco PD, and Christy Wood, currently the Assistant Principal at West Portal School. Katie's oldest brother is studying for pastoral ministry at Christ College in Irvine.

Free resources!
Several online resources, courses and webinars are available through Lutheran Hour Ministries. To learn more, click here.
Communication Corner

Tag us, please!
Facebook has eliminated "interest lists," and in doing so, has made seeking our churches' and groups' Facebook feeds akin to a modern day "needle in a haystack." If you would like us to see your posts, please "tag" us. You can do this by posting your photos/status, typing @EnglishDistrictLCMS in the comment section, and then hitting "enter." Additionally, you can tag us on Twitter, @EngDistLCMS, as well as e-mailing us directly. Thanks so much for helping us keep the communication going in the English District!
Lynne Cobb, Communications Coordinator
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