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Servant to Servant
Greetings!
June 7, 2019
Bishop's Visitation

Bishop Jamison Hardy was blessed to be with the brothers of Pittsburgh for the celebration of Rev. Hans Andrae's 60 years of ministry. Rev. Andrae is a blessing to the English District!
Called to Glory
Rev. Robert A. Brockhoff, Emeritus, was called to glory on Thursday, May 30, 2019. Rev. Brockhoff will be remembered as a man of great faith. He made it his personal mission to encourage everyone he knew to have a personal relationship with God. He is survived by his wife and three children.

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

Divine Calls
Call Accepted
Candidate James B. Robinson, Fort Wayne, IN, has accepted the call to serve as Associate Pastor at Martin Luther Chapel, East Lansing, MI.

Call Received
The Rev. Christopher W. Schneider, Beautiful Savior, Lee's Summit, MO, has received a call to serve as Associate Pastor at St. Paul's, Flemington, NJ.

Calls Received and Accepted
The Rev. Joel A. C. Dietrich, St. Paul’s, Beecher, IL, has received and accepted the call to serve as Associate Pastor at Redeemer, Lincoln, NE.

The Rev. Adam C. Koontz, Mt. Calvary, Lititz, PA, has received and accepted a call to serve as a professor of New Testament studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN.
Naumanns in Latin America
The Naumann family is serving God as missionaries in Latin America. Read about their work and how best to support them here.
Treasurer's Manual Available
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.
1-1-1 for Missions
Faith Lutheran Church and School in Watertown, WI, has adopted A Dollar for Missions. We have the plastic container located in the front entrance of both the church and the school. It is also an easy way to get the children participating and teaching them the importance of supporting missions. We have an announcement in the church and school newsletter as well as a sheet near the container explaining the 1-1-1 model. In the picture, two students are demonstrating that there is power and strength in many giving little.
In Our District
Lumen Christi Award
Rev.  Jeffrey Miskus, English District F irst Vice President and pastor of Lutheran Church of St. Mark, Mississauga, ON, presented the Eastern/Lake Erie regional Lumen Christi award to Sandra Brown. The award was a complete surprise to Sandra, but not to the congregation. They showed their appreciation for her by hosting a reception in her honour following the service.
LERT Deployment in Missouri
On the first weekend in June, nine members of Chapel of the Cross’s Lutheran Early Response Team (LERT) were deployed to Jefferson City, MO to help clean up debris from the recent tornado that affected that town. The team stayed at Trinity Lutheran School and served with other volunteers from throughout the Midwest clearing debris, cutting and hauling
downed trees and limbs, and showing and sharing the love of Christ to those affected by the storm.
New Parish Paper Available
Overcome Volunteer Burnout by Building Capacity. Download and share !
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.
In Our Churches
Peace in the Valley, Benson, AZ
Sunday, June 2, 2019, members of Peace in the Valley Lutheran Church, Benson, AZ, were part of hundreds of Christian leaders and congregations across the US who joined Franklin Graham in a special day of prayer for President Donald Trump and our country. The president needs prayer to “protect, strengthen, encourage, and guide” him. They prayed for America, its leaders, and the President.
Peace Lutheran Church, McMurray, PA
On Saturday, June 1, 2019, the members of Peace Lutheran Church gathered together to host a Block Party for the families in the neighborhoods surrounding the church. The weather was perfect! Everyone enjoyed a delicious meal and stayed to participate in gaga ball, face painting, water balloons, a bonfire, s’mores and more.
Trinity Lutheran Church, Villa Park, IL
The Dorcas Guild of Trinity Lutheran Church took their pastor, Rev. Robert Rogers, out to dinner after the annual installation of officers.
Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, WI
Congratulations to their newest confirmands Amber and Ethan! 
Messiah Lutheran Church, Danville, CA
Members of Messiah participated in the Valley Pregnancy Center W alk for Life , and they continue to pray for this important work in the community. Thanks to all who walked and gave financial gifts!
In Our Schools
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
Congratulations to RLHS Freshman, Peter, for being selected to be a part of the Jr. Mendelssohn choir of Pittsburgh!
Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI
End of the year outdoor water play!
Grace Beginnings Preschool, Wyoming, MI
Prep work for new floors to welcome students next year.
LCMS Convention
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 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 .
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.

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.
Ascension Early Childhood Center, Beverly Hills, MI Job Opening

Looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual who loves children. Assistant Teacher will work closely with the lead teacher in a Christian child care room.
Will provide direct supervision meeting the needs of young children aged six weeks to five years old while assuring each child is well cared for and safe.

Contact Katrina Stewart for more information. 
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