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Servant to Servant
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August 9, 2019
Bishop's Visit

Bishop Jamison Hardy had the pleasure of visiting St. Luke’s, La Mesa, CA on Sunday, August 4, 2019. St. Luke’s is the newest congregation to join the English District. Rev. Dr. Mark Menacher is St. Luke's pastor.
Installation
Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lincoln, NE
On Sunday, August 4, 2019, The Rev. Joel A. C. Dietrich was installed as Associate Pastor of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Rev. J. Derek Mathers, Assistant to the Bishop/President and Mission Executive of the English District LCMS officiated the service.
Concordia Seminary and Taste of the Sem
Is there a young man in your high school youth group who has gifts that would be well served in pastoral ministry? Do you have a high school student who has expressed an interest in the pastoral ministry? If so, please consider encouraging him to check out Concordia Seminary’s “Taste of the Sem,” being held February 15-17, 2020. During this on-campus event, young men considering the ministry will be connected with a current seminary student to see what life is like at Concordia Seminary, St. Louis. To register or to get more information, please check the Concordia Seminary website . If you would like more information, please contact Rev. Dr. Scott Holder in the Admissions Office at 314.505.7225.
1-1-1 for Missions
We would like to thank you and all the members of the congregations who are supporting the English District missions and for your participation in 1-1-1.  

We want to share with you stories from both missions to include in your weekly church bulletin or newsletter. Spread the word how your simple donation of one dollar per member per week has helped to grow these missions.  Bulletin inserts are available on the district website.    

It’s never too late to join the 60 congregations in sponsoring this program. The more congregations that participate the more lives will be touched with the Gospel of Jesus.

Here's the plan: $1/per baptized member/per week.

Simple, right? Self-explanatory almost. Easy to do. All can participate. Each baptized member is asked to give one dollar extra per week. $1/per member/per week. Thus, "1-1-1". 

Please contact our District Mission Executive, Pastor  Derek Mathers   or 
Pastor  Justin Laughridge , Chair of the Missions Council, with any questions.
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 September are available on our website . We invite you to pray with us!
Pray for Delilah: open heart surgery and recovery.
In Our District
Campus Ministry Update
Is being spiritual sufficient? How do students transition out of campus ministry? Read here to find out about the journey of one young man.
In Our Churches
Faith Lutheran Church, Arlington Heights, IL
On Aug 1, Faith Lutheran Church, partnered with the local school districts and other community groups to give school supplies to students in the free and reduced lunch programs. Besides school supplies, there were free haircuts and information from other community services. By the time school begins, they will have supplied over 250 children with the basics to start school.
Faith, along with other community groups, has been helping families in their community prepare for back to school for 13 years now.
Fairlawn Lutheran Church, Fairlawn, OH
Fairlawn's Miraculous Mission VBS welcomed 93 children this year!
The church mailboxes Fairlawn posted in Servant to Servant have found a new home! Rick and Lisa Chapman from Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, picked them up last week and will be driving them from Ohio to Missouri. Rick is in Ohio for several events each year and connected with Fairlawn on a previous trip. 
Peace Lutheran Church, McMurray, PA
On Saturday, August 3, 2019, Peace Lutheran Church held a yard/bake sale to raise money for the 2020 LWML English District Convention. Bishop Jamison Hardy and Rev. Justin Schmidt pitched in to help all the workers raise a little over $2,500. The convention will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Pittsburgh/Southpointe, Canonsburg, PA from April 24-26, 2020.
Lutheran Church of the Shepherd King, West Bloomfield, MI
Outdoor worship, complete with the sermon, music and communion, and then the "Tailgate" Church Picnic. So many members pitched in to make this event perfect! The photos tell the story: a semi-circle of decorated tailgates, with different themes.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church, Sherman Oaks, CA
VBS wrap up.
In Our Schools
Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI
The HCLS auction winners thoroughly enjoyed their days out with Mrs. Heicher! The first group got to spend an incredibly fun day hanging out with the animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo. The second group of winners had a great time bowling and feasting on pizza for lunch! Thank you Hales Corners Lutheran School Auction and Mrs. Heicher for the wonderful summer memories!
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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Please share your congregation's or school's unique ministries with the rest of the District. Send pictures and stories for consideration to  Holly Scheer  by Wednesday, 12:00 pm ET. We want to see how YOUR congregation or school is showing the love of God to those around you.
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