Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind
Servant to Servant                                     9-14-2018

Bishop's visits

20 Year Anniversary Celebration 
On Saturday, September 8, 2018, Bishop Jamison Hardy was blessed to have been able to participate at Bethesda, Chicago, IL, in celebration of the Asian ministry. This is a 20-year anniversary celebration and of bringing God's Word to the people.

Faith Visit
Bishop Hardy also visited Faith, Chicago, IL, with President Shelvin Payne.


Thirty-three congregations are currently participating in 1-1-1. What about your congregation? Currently, t he Eastern and Midwest Regions have 30% of their congregations participating. Click here to see how your region is doing.  

Questions? Contact Rev. Derek Mathers  or Rev. Justin Laughridge.

Video & FAQs
Divine Calls

Calls Received
The Rev. Winston P. A. Grieser, Abiding Faith, Florence, KY, has received a call to serve Apostolic, Moses Lake, WA.

The Rev. Ronald A. Stephens, Candidate Status, Fort Wayne, IN, has received a call to serve Mount Olive, Cleveland Heights, OH.

The Rev. Robert J. Stevens, Mt. Calvary, Gunnison, CO, has received a call to serve Crosspoint, Sahuarita, AZ.

Call Returned
The Rev. David C. Gaddini, Fellowship of Faith, McHenry, IL, has returned the call to serve as an Associate Pastor at Martin Luther Chapel, East Lansing, MI.

In Remembrance 

We remember all of the lives lost 17 years ago on September 11th. 

In our churches
Fun for all!
West Portal, San Francisco, CA held a church picnic for all to enjoy!

Ask A Busy Person
In this busy life it's hard to find people who can help with church obligations.  Click  here  to read how o ne campus ministry found a busy person who could help. 

Field Worker Installed
On September 9, 2018, Michelle Hennig was installed at Trinity, Villa Park as the new Deaconess Field Worker from Concordia University Chicago.  Michelle is Trinity's first Deaconess Field Worker.  

Special celebration service
The Rev. Aaron Boerst, Christ, Lake Mills, WI, donated a number of liturgical furnishings including a new processional cross, Paschal candle, sanctuary lamp, banner stand, potted palms, and wall banners. The congregation celebrated with a special service and rite of blessing.

In our schools
Some scenes from Dad's Night at Redeemer Lutheran School, Oakmont, PA. Scooter races in the hall!
Learning is fun!
The Pre-K children at Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI, continued graphing their eye color and created a picture of their house using sticky foam blocks. Peeling the backing and placing the blocks is not only fun, but also helps strengthen their fine motor skills. The children also enjoyed pouring and measuring rice.
The Rev. Daniel Grams, 
Bishop Emeritus David Stechholz, Janet Stechholz, Andrew Stechhoz and  Gail Holzer
Ascension of Christ, Beverly Hills, MI, recently recognized Janet Stechholz for  40 years of teaching. 

Janet Stechholz has always been a teacher. Even in her childhood years at St. Paul Lutheran Elementary School, Oak Lawn, IL, she wanted to be a teacher. She was given opportunities to work with her brother, Norman, in his learning disability, and with other students at a young age. She also taught swimming and was a camp counselor at Camp CILCA near Springfield, IL. Her "formal" career began after graduating from Concordia University-Chicago at River Forest, IL.

Reconciliation Training Opportunity
Redeemer, Seymour, Indiana, is hosting a Regional Training Opportunity October 22-25, 2018. For more information, click  here
On Clergy Health
The September issue of The Parish Paper titled  Checking Up on Clergy Health  is available on the English District website home page ( www.englishdistrict.orgunder "What's New" or by clicking  here .
Bible Translation Best Practices
Lutheran Bible Translators (LBT) Missionary  Nathan Esala  offers an overview of some of the best Bible translation practices that LBT employs.

English District Daily Prayer List for October
We encourage you to use the District  prayer list for your daily prayers, both personal and corporate. Please feel free to publish this  list   in your weekend service folders, on your congregational website and in your newsletters.

Prayer Requests
There is power in prayer. Your prayer concerns are important to the English District. When you submit a prayer request, it will be posted in our weekly eNewsletter, Servant to Servant. 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.


In our prayers:

Rev. Dr. Jonathan Naumann - hospitalized

Gift Planning Training
October 2-4, 2018 | Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI
The Lutheran Church--Missouri Synod Foundation's Lifetime Plan for Giving courses equip participants to develop a biblical gift-planning service within your stewardship ministry landscape. It is offered several times a year in different locations across the country. This training is for leaders (paid and unpaid) who want to encourage people in their generosity beyond the offering plate or periodic campaigns. Attendees will develop confidence to guide people to fulfill their goals for the people and ministries they love. Course attendees will each receive a certificate of attendance and be eligible for a Christian Gift Planner (CGP) certificate upon successful completion of a guided field experience.  Click  here  to register.  

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