Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
Servant to Servant
July 12, 2019
Divine Calls
Calls Received
The Rev. Dr. Martin K. Erhardt, Messiah, Princeton, NJ, has received a call to serve Immanuel, Portland, OR.

The Rev. Alfred R. Thiagarajan, Immanuel, Whitestone, NY, has received a call to serve Our Saviour, Valley Stream, NY.

Call Returned
The Rev. Dr. Heath Trampe, Faith, York, NE, has returned the call to serve Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA.
1-1-1 for Missions
District Resolution to be Considered by Synod
Congratulations, English District congregations! Your enthusiasm for the 1-1-1 “Dollar for Missions” initiative has not only generated excitement in God’s people in local congregations, and not only raised well over $35,000 for use in God’s mission field throughout our District, but now the ENTIRE Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod will be considering this model for use in mission support at this summer’s Synodical Convention.
If you were at the 2018 English District Convention in Ann Arbor, MI, you saw how encouraging it was to have the delegates join together, voting 93% to 7% in favor of supporting A Dollar for Missions. Since that time, dozens of English District congregations have joined in and given generously by God’s grace. What if all 35 Districts of Synod were united in the same way? As a Convention Resolution to recommend this giving opportunity to all Synodical congregations comes forward, please cover it in your prayers.  
Please pray with all of us that congregations from around the LCMS see all of your joy as you give to the mission work of God’s Kingdom. Please pray that if this resolution passes, the voting delegates themselves take home enthusiasm and energy, knowing that there really is power and strength in many giving a little. The mission endeavors of our pastors, teachers, missionaries, mercy workers, and lay people around the world are so, so important. This resolution seeks to affirm its importance, and encourage it like never before, to resource it like never before. 
God’s people are a generous people, because they serve an even more generous God. May that same God bless you as you serve HIM with joy!
++ The English District LCMS Missions Council
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 district daily prayers for August are now available . We invite you to pray with us!
We lift prayers of thanksgiving to Almighty God for a marvelous LWML Convention in Mobile, AL, with a wonderful delegation from the English District-LWML. We are grateful to the Lord God for this fine Convention, mission presentations, worship, praise and song, relationship building, renewing of relationships, an early morning mission walk, service projects, and much more. To God be the glory!
Concordia Technology Blog
Have you ever wondered what a landing page was and how to make sure that your church's is effective ? Never fear, it's not difficult.
Lutheran Education Association
Save the date! The 2020 LEA National Administrators Conference is coming to Phoenix next February. Join us for a wonderful time of learning and connection!
In Our District
English District at the Youth Gathering!
This week , thousands of LCMS youth and adults from across the country and around the world are gathering in Minneapolis for the 2019 LCMS Youth Gathering, July 11–15.

If you aren't attending the Gathering, you can still pray for the youth during the week, and you can follow along and participate through these online channels:
  • The Gathering website will host livestreams of mass events and worship services, as well as blog posts, photos and videos from day to day. Visit and to delve deeper into the Bible studies based on the Gathering theme of “Real. Present. God.”

  • Youth Gathering social media will share exclusive content featuring highlights from the Gathering. Follow the Gathering on Facebook (@lcmsnyg), Instagram (@lcmsnyg), Twitter (@lcmsnyg) and Snapchat (@lcmsnyg) to get connected, and use the hashtag #NYG2019 to join the conversation. 
English District youth, have a fun and safe time at the Gathering and be sure to send us your pictures!
In Our Churches
Bethesda Lutheran Church, Chicago, IL
Mrs. Suchitha Goneh, Director of Christian Education conducted VBS at Bethesda Lutheran Church.
Trinity Lutheran Church, New Lenox, IL
On their way to the National Youth Gathering!
First Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church, Pittsburgh, PA
Welcome Vicar and Mrs. Kern to Holy Cross Lutheran Mission and the city of Pittsburgh.
Faith Lutheran Church, Naples, FL
Headed on up to Minneapolis! Thanks Faith family for helping make this happen.
Hales Corners Lutheran Church, Hales Corners, WI
And they're off! Please pray for the high school students & chaperones as they head to the LCMS Youth Gathering in Minneapolis. Pray that they enjoy a wonderful time of fellowship with students from around the country as they strengthen their relationships with God!
Lutheran Church of the Shepherd King, West Bloomfield, MI
The Patriotic Service last Sunday was a great event, as it is every year. Church members had the opportunity to personally meet, greet and thank their township, county and state elected officials that attended for their service.
Martin Luther Chapel, Pennsauken, NJ
Pastor Bruggeman welcomed Kids Alley to Martin Luther Chapel on Wednesday, July 3 with prayers for a safe and happy summer!
Lutheran Church of the Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, WI
Youth are on their way to the Gathering!
In Our Schools
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
This group of Redeemer students recently qualified to participate at the Regional Track Meet for USATF (regions, Niagara, New Jersey & Mid-Atlantic). Between the eight athletes, they have qualified for 17 events! Please pray for safe travels as they head to Slippery Rock to compete Thursday - Sunday.
Job Opening
Christ the King Lutheran Church, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
DIRECTOR/TEACHER POSITION available for their successful, Christ-centered preschool for Fall 2019 ~ candidate needs to be a committed Christian, energetic and faithful to the Lord’s Word, and certified in Early Childhood Development.

Send RESUME to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236. Call 313-884-5090 or email for more information.
Reconciliation Training Available
Bulletin insert available here . If interested in this training , please contact:

Julie Wehrkamp , Christian Reconciler™
Administrative Assistant, CrossLife Ministries

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