Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind
Servant to Servant                                     9-21-2018

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.

So far 40 congregations are participating in 1-1-1. What about your congregation? Currently, t he Midwest Region has 36% of their congregations participating. Click here to see how your region is doing.  

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

Video & FAQs
Hurricane Florence Relief

Hurricane Florence has brought destruction and damage across the Carolinas, but also hope and an outpouring of care. Lutheran Church Extension Fund has offered to match gifts from LCMS districts for relief for those affected by these storms. The English District has sent funds to LCEF for the matching funds.

If your congregation or school wants to send funds for the relief effort, donations can be given to the Southeastern District or LCMS Hurricane Relief.

In addition, Thrivent is also matching gifts at their Disaster Relief page.
In our churches
Trinity Lutheran Church, New Lenox, IL 

Trinity Lutheran Church in New Lenox shared a video of one of their members who is involved in relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. The video is available here

Baptism at Prince of Peace, Menomonee Falls, WI

Happy baptism day to Leona Kaye! 

Ascension Lutheran Church, North Olmsted, OH

Ascension Lutheran Church  held its 10th Annual Car Cruise on September 5. This annual event serves as a community outreach and also collects food for the Oxcart Food Pantry in North Olmsted. Hamburgers, hot dogs and sides was the fare for the evening. Live entertainment was provided by the Crooked River Band and many, many cars were displayed for all to enjoy. 
In our schools

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hartland, MI 

A new book by CPH titled: "Imagine the Possibilities: Conversations on the Future of Christian Education" features the tuition-free school in Hartland in Chapter One. 

Grace Beginnings Preschool, Wyoming, MI

Children learn through play, and Grace shared some of their preschoolers at play!
All Over Asia
The Ferry Family has been busily working again this month, but this time from a different part of the world.  Click  here   to read about where we've been, and why we've been out of place.

Many thanks to you, our dear friends and co-workers, for your prayers, support, and ongoing friendship.  

Yours in Jesus' Name,
The Ferry Family
Charles, Cheryl, Caleb, Caitlin, Carissa, Cassandra, Chloe, and Charlotte
LCEF Young Investor Club

The Lutheran Church Extension Fund's Young Investor Club is one of the most popular accounts at LCEF. Grandparents and parents are teaching young people the stewardship principle of saving. One grandparent wrote, " We started the account right after the birth of our first granddaughter. We add money to the account as gifts for her birthday and at Christmas and other special occasions.  Her other grandparents have also added to the account.  It has turned into a mini competition." Some congregations are opening accounts at the baptisms of the children of their congregation. Consider giving the perfect gift of a Young Investor Club account. For more information go to or contact LCEF VP David Thiele at or 517-980-2857.

For more information, please click  here

To join the Young Investor Club, click  here
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.  
October Visual Faith Bulletins Are Now Available
My Worship Notes (for kids) and Sermon Notes (for adults) for October are ready and available to  download  here . These FREE My Worship Notes bulletins are designed to engage children (preschool and up) through the entire service. Because they are listening for words spoken, they are learning the liturgy and biblical accounts. This resource also provides opportunities for family conversations and prayer requests throughout the week. Both of these resources are following the Lectionary and will be available for download each month. They are created by Visual Faith ministry team members. For more information about Visual Faith Ministry,  click  here.
October - Week 1, Front/Back
October - Week 1, Inside

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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