English District of
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, strength, and mind.
Servant to Servant
July 29, 2022
Ordination and Installation
On Sunday, July 24, 2022, Ministerial Candidate Daniel L. Gray was ordained and then installed as Sole Pastor of Martin Luther Chapel, Pennsauken, NJ. Bishop Jamison J. Hardy officiated, and The Rev. Larry M. Vogel served as the guest preacher.
Assistant to the Bishop's Visit
Rev. J. Derek Mathers was honored to present the 2022 English District LCMS Lumen Christi Award for Volunteer Educator to Julie Kreizel of Redeemer Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska following their Divine Service this past Sunday, July 24. Julie shared her witness in a video interview first posted during our English District 2022 Gala.

Pictured left-right: Pastor Mark Ebert, Julie, DCE Rod Lane, and Pastor J. Derek Mathers.
Divine Calls
Call Accepted

The Rev. Arthur J. Drehman has accepted the divine call to serve as Sole Pastor of Our Savior's, Wilmot, SD and Trinity, Corona, SD (South Dakota District). 

Call Received and Returned

The Rev. Dr. Edward A. Naumann has received and returned a divine call to serve as Sole Pastor of St. Andrew, Albuquerque, NM (Rocky Mountain District).

Call Returned

The Rev. Benjamin T. Schimm (South Wisconsin District) has returned the divine call to serve as Teacher at Our Savior, Hartland, MI. 
Mission Grant Application Available
Mission grant applications are due by Monday, August 1, 2022.

Download the Mission Grant Application 2023-2024 to fill out a congregational evaluation and apply for a grant. 

Please return the application to the district office by fax (248-476-0188), email or mail: 33100 Freedom Road, Farmington, MI 48336-4030. 
Are There Students in Your Congregation Attending College Next Year?
Between university campus ministries and local congregations, we have a network of pastors and congregations who are eager to connect with your college students! We want to care for them and help them plug into a faith community while they're at school.
All we need from you? Make the introduction!
Click here to fill out our LCMS U Connect Form. It'll just take a minute or two!

To see a map of active campus ministries in the U.S., click here.
Lifeline Meeting Reminder
Just a reminder that the Lifeline Zoom meeting will take place this coming Tuesday, August 2 at 2 PM EDT (1 PM CDT, noon MDT and 11 AM MST/PDT). You are welcome to join us. Please email Roni Grad for the link.
The Body of Christ and the Public Square
To register for this event, please click here or call 248-887-4300.
Prayer Requests
The Bible's promise is true: "If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us" (1 John 5:14).

District daily prayers for August are located on our website.

Your prayer concerns are important to the English District. If you have a prayer request you would like shared in this newsletter, email the District office.
LCMS Foundation
Contact Ron Grimm, English District Planning Counselor, 412-584-7039 or visit www.LCMSFoundation.org.
Contact Dan Lepley, DVP - English and SELC District Lutheran Church Extension Fund, for more information at 317-402-9401.
In Our Churches
Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI

Last week, the July new members enjoyed a time of fellowship and food with other Hales Corners mentor members. It was a great night to get to know one another and learn a little bit more about Hales Corners Lutheran Church! These new members officially joined Hales Corners on Sunday, July 24th.
Prince of Peace, Medina, OH

Here are members of the Prince of Peace Love Inc. outreach team working in the yard of a member of their community. This group distributes personal care items and works in the homes and yards of people in need in Medina. God's work in the field!
Faith, Tucson, AZ

The chant “Jesus leads the way!” resounded through the buildings and rainforest decorations at Faith Lutheran Church as Rev. Marcus Zill and Rev. Garry McClure led the children and members of Santa Trinidad Latino Mission in an evening VBS. Classes took place from July 11-15, 2022, as 24 children and 30 adult volunteers enjoyed a program with Bible stories, crafts, games, food and opening and closing activities. 
Grace, Elyria, OH

God's blessings to Aubrey on her baptism. An extra special day as her grandfather, Vicar Glenn Mertz, was able to baptize her.
In Our Schools
Ascension of Christ, Beverly Hills, MI
The children had so much fun during Road Trip Across America camp week! The children packed their bags and navigated a route on road maps of all the places they wanted to explore! With maps in hand, the explorers were ready for adventure! They learned about the American forests and measuring trees, swamp lands and the bugs and animals in them, made butter while on the Prairie, became bats in caves, and so much more!
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