Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
Servant to Servant
Greetings!
August 2, 2019
Parish Visit


On Sunday, July 28, 2019, Bishop Jamison J. Hardy visited with the members of Prince of Peace, Medina, OH.

Pictured: Mr. Terry Leu and Bishop Hardy.
Divine Calls
Calls Returned
Rev. Shaun M. Daugherty has returned the call to serve as an Associate Pastor of Martin Luther Chapel, East Lansing, MI.

The Rev. Dr. Martin K. Erhardt, Messiah, Princeton, NJ, has returned the call to serve Immanuel, Portland, OR.
Concordia Technology Blog
Building landing pages that help achieve your church's goals. To find out how to do this, read more here .
English District Youth at the LCMS Youth Gathering
The English District Youth had an amazing time at the LCMS Youth Gathering. For the album of their adventures, please see here.
1-1-1 for Missions
We at First Trinity Lutheran Church in Pittsburgh rejoice in the opportunity to participate in the 1-1-1 giving program of the English District LCMS. We pray that the Holy Spirit, our Guide and Comforter, would use our small dollars and the ministries which they support to lead the lost into the way of Truth. The 1-1-1 giving box serves as a great reminder and teacher to us all as we enter the church. It reminds us that the Church is larger than our own local parish, and it teaches us that the work of that Church continues today throughout the world, nation, and even in our own communities.

For a current list of participating congregations and to see what congregations in your regions are supporting 1-1-1, click here .
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 available on our website . We invite you to pray with us!
Pray for Delilah: open heart surgery and recovery.
St. Michael Liturgical Conference
The 2019 conference will be held September 30 at Zion, Detroit, MI. F or more information please see the flyer or the event site.
In Our District
Members of the English District LCMS place a high priority on outreach, both nationally and internationally, as was evidenced by the passing of Resolution 2-01 “To support international workers who are members of English District” at the 2018 district convention. In accordance with that resolution, English District has sent funds to LCMS - International Missions in support of the following English District international workers:
 
Rev. Charles & Cheryl Ferry (Regional Director – Asia Region)
Rev. Dale & Suzanne Kaster (Prague, Czech Republic)
Rev. Ted & Rebecca Krey (Regional Director – Latin America and Caribbean)
Rev. Dr. Jonathan and Deaconess Cheryl Naumann (Regional Chaplain – Latin America and Caribbean)
Rev. Dr. Edward & Monica Naumann (South Asia)
Michael & Beth Ritzman (Papua New Guinea)
The Ferry Family Update
The Ferry family is serving God in Taiwan. Please read more about their work here and how to support them!
The Kaster Family Update
The Ferry family is serving God in Prague. Please read about their work and how to support them here .
In Our Churches
West Portal Lutheran, San Francisco, CA
The children enjoying VBS!
On Sunday 25 August, West Portal Lutheran Church and School celebrates a milestone in the 75 plus years of mission and ministry in San Francisco with the payment in full of the WPL School Sunset Campus mortgage.
Catalina Lutheran Church, Tucson, AZ
Catalina Lutheran Church, Tucson AZ, held their annual family VBS July 22-26. This year’s theme was vocation, thus Vocation Bible School. Students of all ages studied relevant selections from Scripture and the Catechism, and learned several LSB hymns. First responders from the area visited one evening to demonstrate how God uses secular authorities to protect us. Everyone learned a lot and were richly blessed!
St. Mark Lutheran, Janesville, WI
St. Mark Lutheran Church welcomes its newest member into the family of God through Holy Baptism on Sunday, July 28, Cayson.
2 nd  ANNUAL CHARITY CAR SHOW  – Another successful Charity Car Show at St. Mark Lutheran Church. LCMS Cross stained glass and base trophy made by two members of the congregation: Shirley Schubring and Jerry Kinderman. Over 30 volunteers helped.
The cars that won include: John & Dawn Chrobak’s 1964 Chevy 409; Bev Kottke’s 1958 Nash Metropolitan; Mike Jensen’s 1955 Chevy Bel-Air Custom; Brian Scott’s 1963 Chevy Nova SS; Mike Schoon’s 1969 Chevy Camaro SS; Ken Fredrick’s 1949 Chevy Pick-up Truck; and Paul Baltzer’s 1978 Chevrolet Camaro Z28. Spectator’s Choice award went to Bev Kottke’s 1958 Nash Metropolitan. Pastor’s Choice award went to Bill & Sue Koch’s 1929 Ford Model A Pick-up Truck.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran, Sherman Oaks, CA
VBS opening night.
Hope Lutheran Church, Hastings, MN
Youth night at Lone Oak Beef Farm was fun! Sardines, star tipping, ultimate frisbee, bonfire, and s’mores.
King of Glory, Sylvania, OH
New members! Welcome.
In Our Schools
Faith Lutheran School, Tucson, AZ
They started school July 22nd with a chapel message of, "We Will..." The theme verse for the year is, " Be very careful to keep the commandment: to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to Him, to keep His commands, to hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul” (Joshua 22:5). Students sang "Go Tell It on the Mountain" into megaphones. They are off to a wonderful start for the 2019-2020 school year!
Available – Pool Table/Ping Pong Table
Comes with accessories, including pool cues, sixteen billiard balls, and a triangle. It also comes with table tennis balls and paddles, a net and post.
This is offered to a congregation with a youth ministry that would otherwise be unable to purchase such an item. Located in central Florida, will need four strong men to pick up. Contact the district office for more information.
Previous issues of the Servant to Servant eNewlsetter are available on the   English District website . You are encouraged to share the information from Servant to Servant with members of your congregation.
 
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