Love your neighbor as yourself 
Servant to Servant                                      6-8-2018

Bishop's visits
The Rev. Michael Ernst, his wife Phyllis, and lay leaders of Living Hope, Mt. Pleasant, WI met with Bishop Jamison Hardy on Friday, June 1, 2018.
"Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!" (Psalm 133:1). Bishop  Hardy met with The Rev. Gregory Michel, the Ministry Council and staff at Peace, New Berlin, WI on Saturday, June 2, 2018.
On Sunday June 3, 2018, Bishop Jamison Hardy worshiped with the members of Holy Spirit, Elk Grove Village, IL. The Rev. Steven Okpisz preached that morning and has accepted the call to serve Holy Spirit Lutheran Church. Rev. Okpisz will be installed at Holy Spirit on Sunday, July 1, 2018.
Bishop Hardy attended the installation of The Rev. Allan Buss as the District President of the Northern Illinois District, LCMS.
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.

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 participants are invited to tour the Papyrus Collection at the University of Michigan Library, located in Ann Arbor, MI, at 10:00 AM on Friday, June 22, 2018. Reservations are required. If you would like to attend or want more information, please email the Rev. Martin Erhardt .  
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.
Divine Calls
Call Received
The Rev. C. Bryan Wolfmueller, Hope, Aurora, CO, has received a call to serve as Senior Pastor at Advent, Zionsville, IN.

Call Accepted
Candidate Joshua R. Ulm, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO, has accepted the call to serve Ascension, North Olmsted, OH.
Celebrating veterans
On Sunday, May 20, 2018, the Operation Barnabas chapter from Calvary, Mechanicsburg, PA, sponsored the annual Armed Forces Day picnic after the Divine Service. Over 60 people attended, including 14 guests from the Military Share Program. Everyone enjoyed the good food and nearly perfect weather.

In our churches
Members and friends at Grace, Wyoming, MI, rejoiced during a recent infant baptism.
Daniel was baptized into God's family at Redeemer, Ft. Wayne, IN.
Audrey was welcomed into God's family through the waters of holy baptism at Messiah, Danville, CA.

Congratulations and God's blessings to the confirmation class of Prince of Peace, Medina, OH.
The members of Epiphany, Dorr, MI, celebrated The Rev. Ryan Beffrey's first anniversary with the church. The Quilters made him a quilt.
Sunday, June 3, 2018 was a day of celebration at Celebration, Jacksonville, FL. The congregation recognized its 25th anniversary and The Rev. Steve DeSanto's 1st anniversary as the shepherd of the congregation.
Church picinc
From the good weather, to the anniversary of The Rev. Gordon Naumann and his family being in Scarsdale, NY, to the time being ripe to have a celebration of food and fellowship as a congregation, Trinity, Scarsdale, NY, enjoyed a wonderful barbecue. Volunteers prepped, cleaned up and contributed to this veritable feast. It was a family gathering of good food, fun and fellowship. Many members wore the new, custom-made church shirts. No photo-shopping was needed - the photo shows how happy they are. Written on the back of the shirts, "Blessed be the name of the Lord," Job 1:21. It is their prayer that all will rejoice with Trinity and they pray that the Lord will bless all our brothers and sisters in Christ in the English District as He has Trinity Lutheran.
Young people from Grace, Redford, MI, attended the Jr. High Youth Gathering in Frankenmuth, MI. The group of 16 joined with over 400 youth to praise God and serve Him!
The Asian-Indian Ministry (AIM), Bethesda, Chicago, IL, welcomed a new family. The David family, who are Christians from India, came to Bethesda when someone told them that there are Telugu-speaking Christians that meet on Sunday evenings. Recently, the David family celebrated their daughter's second birthday with the love and support of those they have met through AIM. AIM's mission is to welcome people who immigrate to the U.S., help them assimilate, offer assistance and help them connect with others in a Christian community.
In our schools

Congratulations graduates!
Faith Lutheran School, Tucson, AZ, celebrated the graduation of eight students on May 24, 2018. As a part of their graduation program, the students impressed those in attendance by reciting in unison Romans chapter 12.
Eighth grade students celebrate their graduation at Grace English, Chicago, IL.
Congratulations to the Senior Class of 2018 from Redeemer Lutheran School, Verona, PA. 
Congratulations to the graduating students from West Portal Lutheran School, San Francisco, CA.  
Special recognition
Redeemer Lutheran School, Verona, PA, held a special luncheon for volunteers. In addition to a delicious meal, they were treated to a student talent show.
English District Daily Prayer List for July

We encourage you to use the District prayer list for your daily prayers, both personal and corporate. Please feel free to publish this list in your weekend service folders, on your congregational website and in your newsletters. 
Greetings from Ghana!
We have some important news to share with you this month. We are happy to tell you what has been happening here as well as what the future holds for us as we seek to serve as missionaries of Christ Jesus. We pray that the Lord richly bless you as you serve Him where you are!

Rev. Dale and Suzanne Kaster
Your International Workers in Ghana, West AfricaI

The Ferrys have a new home in Asia!
The last newsletter dealt with the news that the Ferrys were no longer able to stay in Indonesia, and were moving to Taiwan. Big news! But to where are they moving, and what will it be like there?  Find out more in this latest edition of All Over Asia by clicking here  and reading for yourself.
Thank you for your steadfast partnership in this work and for the love and support in many wonderful ways.

Yours gratefully in Christ Jesus,
The Ferry Family
Charles, Cheryl, Caleb, Caitlin, Carissa, Cassandra, Chloe, and Charlotte

Communication Corner

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Lynne Cobb, Communications Coordinator
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