Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind
Servant to Servant                                     8-17-2018


In our churches
Adult confirmation
Rev. Ted Laesch had the pleasure of confirming three adults at Chapel of the Cross, St. Louis, MO.
Pictured above are The Rev. Ted Laesch, Adrienne Burton, Alicia Harris, and Jayme Zvirgzdins.
Children's message
Children at Holy Spirit, Elk Grove Village, IL participated in a children's message given by The Rev. Steven Okpisz. They learned that without Jesus, the Bread of Life, it's like walking around in circles trying to catch a ball.

The faculty and staff of West Portal Lutheran Church and School , San Francisco, CA were recently installed. The first day of school was Monday, August, 13, 2018. God's blessings and have a wonderful school year!

Matthew Leu, Prince of Peace, Medina, OH, received the 4 Star Recipient award from P.R.A.Y. through Boy Scouts for completing all four religious awards during his years as a scout, beginning in second grade.  Very few scouts receive this award. Less than one percent of Eagle Scouts complete both.
Matthew Vacarchuk, Prince of Peace, Medina, OH, completed his Eagle Scout project, a deck rebuild, at Fenn Elementary in Medina, OH. Congratulations on a job well done!
He is shown here with current Fenn Principal Craig Komar.
Logos, Philadelphia, PA handed out free snacks, dog treats, and cold water when the main road in Center City was shut down and turned into a pedestrian zone. They had an opportunity to share the Word of God with the people of the city.  
In our schools
Students at Family of Christ Learning Center, Phoenix, AZ are learning new routines and meeting new friends. The school year has started out great!
Called to Glory
Rev. Eugene William Kreutz
October 30, 1927 - August 6, 2018

Rev. Eugene William Kreutz passed from this life into the presence of the Lord at the age of 90 in Folsom, CA. He is survived by his children, Mark (Phylis), Marcia (Anson) Battershell, Paul (Arlen Orchard), Jennifer Mills, Julie Rogers and Sarah Kreutz; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and half-siblings, Pauline and Fred Jr. Eugene was preceded in death by his wife, Marilyn; and siblings, Art, Nora and Roland. Funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, August 17, 2018, at Green Valley Mortuary, 3004 Alexandrite Dr., Rescue, CA. Interment and reception to follow.

St. Michael Liturgical Conference
The St. Michael Liturgical Conference, to be held on Monday, September 24, 2018, is for pastors and others concerned with the Evangelical-Lutheran Liturgy and its theology. The conference has three major components: worship, a keynote address, and sectional presentations.

The keynote address establishes the theme for the conference, and the sectional presentations are designed to deal in detail with the conduct of the liturgy. Worship during the conference is centered in the Holy Mass, which begins the conference, and the Divine Offices of Sext and Vespers.

Stressing the practical application of Lutheran liturgical theology, the conference presentations will inform participants of the rite, rubric, and ceremony of the Evangelical-Lutheran liturgy, so that they may make informed decisions about local customs in their parishes. Time for conversation among participants is encouraged during lunch and the breaks as well as at the reception held following the conference.

A Dollar for Missions
One dollar, per member, per week = 1+1+1!
The English District has launched 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. 
Questions? Contact Rev. Derek Mathers, Mission Executive, , or Rev. Justin Laughridge, Chair, Missions Council, at .  

Watch Video
The LCMS School Ministry office will once again be working with Discovery Education Streaming
to provide a deeply discounted rate for our Lutheran schools. Please submit the form at the link below no later than Monday, August 27, 2018 if you would like to subscribe for the 2018-2019 school year. You will receive an invoice in September to submit with payment for your services at your discounted rate. Please do not submit payment to the School Ministry office until you have received this invoice.
Discovery Education Discounted Pricing for 2018-2019
  • Discovery Education Streaming: $4.75/student w/$525 minimum and $1,100 per school max
  • Discovery Education Streaming Plus:  $7.25/student w/$625 per school minimum and $2,175 per school max
If you have any questions please contact Matthew Bergholt in the LCMS School Ministry office at 314-996-1285 or via e-mail at
English District National Youth Gathering T-Shirt Design Contest
Calling all artists! The English District is in need of a t-shirt for the 2019 National Youth Gathering and your design could be the winner! Deadline for submission is August 26, 2018. Click here for official rules and guidelines on design.
Save the Date
St. Peter's, Columbus, IN, is once again hosting "Best Practices for Ministry: Heartland" in October. This free conference will be held October 10-12, 2018.

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