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Servant to Servant
Greetings!
September 20, 2019
Bishop's Visitation


Bishop Jamison Hardy was blessed to serve the saints at St. John's Lutheran Church in Hannibal, MO alongside his brother in Christ the Rev. Eric Carlson.



Bishop Jamison Hardy was pleased to be at the installation of Synod First Vice President Rev. Peter Lange.
Divine Call
Call Received
The Rev. Robert M. Jones, Light of the Hills, Cameron Park, CA, received a call to serve Sherman Oaks, Sherman Oaks, CA.
1-1-1 for Missions
“There is power and strength in many giving a little!” 

September 1, 2018- September 1, 2019. A year that hopefully will be remembered! Why? This was the first “model year” of “A Dollar for Missions!” The English District is showing what can be done when our congregations, YOU our people, are encouraged to gather a little for a GREAT/unified* goal. So how did we do after one year? $54,578.73 extra was gathered! Praise God for this! The two missions (Concordia Lutheran Mission in Myerstown, PA and the Dominican Republic Lutheran Mission) selected  to receive funds from 1-1-1 will each receive approximately $27,275.

Dear people of God, what the English District is doing is still only a “model.” We were to show the others this could be done. From the very beginning it was our hope that other districts of the LCMS would follow the “model.” The LCMS in National Convention passed the resolution from our English District to encourage others to do the same! The “model” is growing! As more participate the dollars also grow. Thanks to all of our congregations and people giving that extra $1 a week! Join us! It matters!

Where will this “model” go? We SHOULD DREAM BIG! What if, while praying for workers, we earnestly recruit and fully fund the training and education of seminarians, teachers, missionaries, and then send workers into the harvest field that our Lord is preparing? Seeking the lost! Rejoicing over the found! You know what that means? More believers! More churches! More joy, here on earth and in Heaven! From this Sunday's Gospel, Jesus says, “I tell you, there is joy before  the angels of God over one sinner who repents.”

Please contact our District Mission Executive, Pastor  Derek Mathers   or 
Pastor  Justin Laughridge , Chair of the Missions Council, with any questions.
For more information contact the English District Gift Planning Counselor: Ron Grimm by phone (412) 391-4850 or email .
Worker Wellness
The LCMS has weekly devotions for church workers focusing on wellness and encouragement. If you haven't been reading them, now is a good time to start! This week's devotion can be found here .
LCMS Youth Gathering
Miss the Gathering? Sad it's over? There's continuing resources for youth available on the site continuing the Real.Present.God. theme. Check them out here.
Christ Academy College
Did you know Christ Academy College is FREE? This weekend retreat at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN, is free and introduces college aged people who are interested in church work to the campus and programs there. For more information, see their site here.
What could your workers do with less worry?
Vault Advisor 
 
Nearly one in five people have student debt, including many of our LCMS workers. Help workers eliminate their student debt with Vault Advisor. With this new, free service workers can:
  • See all their public student debt in one place and enter private student debt, if applicable
  • Review 70+ loan repayment options
  • Seek one-on-one advice
Workers can also invite other family members to use the tool. Share the Vault Advisor flyer with your workers and see what they can do without the weight of student debt holding them back. Download more information 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.
In Our Churches
Hope Lutheran Church, Hastings, MN
The ladies Bible study covered how to share the Gospel with others—those "Entrusted" by God to their neighbors for care.
Sherman Oaks Lutheran Church, Sherman Oaks, CA
Scenes from worship and fellowship this week.
Grace Lutheran Church, Wyoming, MI
Fourth grade Bibles and Rally Day.
In Our Schools
2019-2020 LCMS School Statistics Online Report 

Please help reach the goal of 100% of English District schools participating in completing the online report by the due date of November 1, 2019!

The LCMS Early Childhood and School Statistical Reports login information is currently being sent out to schools via email . For more information and to report statistics click here . If you have any questions please contact Gail Holzer or Evelyn Jentzen for assistance. 
Hales Corners Lutheran School, Hales Corners, WI
Hales Corners students had the opportunity to send their regards and thanks to their local police department. This program is a result of work by a former Hales Corners student who is now a Milwaukee Police Department spouse.
Redeemer Lutheran School, Pittsburgh, PA
Eight Redeemer students participated at the WPIAL Riverview cross country meet. Middle school boys and girls placed 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 6th. High school senior Abby finished 12th out of 29 girls!
Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN
Learning all about soccer and game skills.
Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI
The preschoolers had an excellent week!
Grace Beginnings Preschool, Wyoming, MI
Dot art with friends at school.
Christ the King Preschool, Grosse Pointe Woods, MI
The children had an excellent first week of school!
Faith Lutheran School, Watertown, WI
Back to school week!
Holy Cross Lutheran School, Cleveland, OH
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom themed crafts and play time.
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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