Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind
Servant to Servant                                     9-28-2018

Midwest Regional Fall Conference

The Pallottine Renewal Center, Florissant, MO, was the location for the 2018 Midwest Regional Fall Conference, September 24-26, 2018. The main presenters were Dr. James Marriott and Dr. Joel D. Biermann of Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO. Dr. Biermann's topic was  What Lutherans Really Believe About the "Two Kingdoms."   Dr. Marriott's topics included  Liturgy and Discipleship: How the World is Done and  Reframing the Notion of Tradition.
Divine Calls

Call Accepted
The Rev. Winston P. A. Grieser, Abiding Faith, Florence, KY, has accepted the call to serve Apostolic, Moses Lake, WA.
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.
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St. Matthew, Scarborough, Ontario embarked on 1+1+1 A Dollar for Missions initiative at the beginning of September. What a blessing to see believers, young and old, dropping their loonies, toonies and even five dollar bills into the box as they enter the sanctuary. St. Matthew folks are convinced that it truly is not burdensome but rather a privilege and tremendous opportunity to be a part of the lives being touched all around the world by the Lord and His saving Gospel. Thanks to our English District for the encouragement in this great work of serving our neighbors .

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

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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.
The Body of Christ and the Public Square Conference

Our Savior Ev. Lutheran Church, 13667 Highland Road, Hartland, MI will once again host the religious liberty conference, The Body of Christ and the Public Square, on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 6:15 pm. 

For more information or to register, click here.



Ruby Jean was baptized at Chapel of the Cross on September 16, 2018.




Peace Lutheran Church, Palm Desert, CA Makes Baby Layettes

Thank you LWML for putting the layettes together!


St. Michael's Liturgical Conference features Lutheran Westland Chamber Singers 

The Lutheran Westland Chamber Singers were the featured choir at the opening Mass for the St. Michael's Liturgical Conference hosted by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Detroit.  The conference hosts LCMS pastors from all across the Midwest. They collaborated with Emily Solomon (organist at Zion and 2008 Lutheran Westland graduate) to provide music in support of their worship. 


Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well, Fort Wayne, IN 

In their first day of art class the Wednesday students learned what art is today. They are excited about their future projects.




Shepherd King Preschool, West Bloomfield, MI

The preschool continued its apple theme by painting with apples. Students also did a name puzzle in the shape of an apple and had fun tasting apples!




Sharing what the children are learning:  All about me, body tracing art!
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 lcef.org or contact LCEF VP David Thiele at  david.thiele@lcef.org or 517-980-2857.

For more information, please click  here

To join the Young Investor Club, click  here

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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