Weekly Newsletter of the Florida-Georgia District
Equip, Empower, Engage - Connecting People to Jesus
July 29, 2022
The FLGA District
Prayer Requests
Peace and healing for Joan Roberts, wife of Rev. Dr. Leon Roberts (Holy Cross, Jacksonville, FL), as she prepares for spine surgery on August 2.

Prayers for healing and relief from pain for Joe Guagliardo (Emeritus) as he recovers from back surgery.

Cricket Winters, daughter of Rev. Jay and Liz Winters (University Lutheran, Tallahassee, FL), as she goes back in for another biopsy. Praying for clarity on this rare tumor/disease.

Continued healing prayers for Rev. Chris Patterson (Concordia, Miami, FL) as he awaits further treatment.
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District News & Events
Pastors Conference 2022

The words of Jesus found in Mark 6:30-32 will serve as the theme for this year’s FLGA District Pastors Conference, “Come Away…Rest A While… Renew and Restore.

This will be a time to gather for rest, renewal, and restoration and spend time to be reacquainted, challenged to examine various aspects of ministry health, and sent back invigorated for our tasks among the Lord’s people. Visit the Pastors Conference webpage for more information and to register.
2022 LCMS Youth Gathering -
FLGA Highlight Video

43 Florida-Georgia District congregations sent over 560 adults and students to the 2022 LCMS Youth Gathering in Houston, TX. Joining with 20,000 others from all over the world on July 9-13, the attendees could participate in Bible studies, workshops, and mass events daily. Attendees had opportunities to both serve and play offered daily.

Watch the video to get an inside glimpse of this amazing event.
Mission Monday -
A Revelation 7:9 Church

Join FLGA Executive Director of Missions and Outreach, Dr. Peter Meier, for Mission Mondays, a one-hour Zoom call, for some great discussion! The Mission Mondays discussions are scheduled for the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month at 11 am. Mission Mondays will resume its regular schedule on August 8.

Revelation 7:9 gives us a view of God’s vision for the church in heaven, “every nation, people, tribe and language gathered before the throne….” How can the church on earth begin to see this as a reality for us? The REV7:9 Project looks to inspire and equip congregations to reach ethnic groups beyond their own. Join us to find out how you and your church can reach out to participate in God’s great vision!

Anyone who wishes to join in the discussion or just listen in is invited. Please click here to get your Zoom link.
Kaleidoscope Funds Awarded

The Kaleidoscope Fund, a granting program established by LCEF, has awarded a total of $592,606 to 28 LCMS elementary schools throughout the United States.

The FLGA District celebrates with three schools that received grants! St. John, Ocala, FL, and Open Arms Institute, Fort Pierce, FL, received grants for technology. Grace, Winter Haven, FL, received a grant for student engagement and outreach. Eligible grant proposals included faculty wellness, curriculum development, technology improvement, and student engagement/outreach.

Read more about the Kaleidoscope Fund on their website.
Middle School Youth Gathering 2022 is ON!

After two years of cancellation due to the pandemic, the Middle School Youth Gathering will be back in-person in 2022.

The gathering will be held at Lake Yale Baptist Conference Center on November 4-6 with the theme Living Hope based on 1 Peter 1:3. Learn more about the speaker, Tanner Olson, and the band, The Birdsongs.
Clergy Invited to Experience the Holy Land!

Plan now to join Rev. Dr. Peter and Kathy Meier on a 10-day Clergy Familiarization Tour of Israel, January 11-20, 2023!

Special prices are available for Pastors and spouses interested in touring the Holy Land who would consider hosting a tour in the future. Congregation members might consider giving their pastor this trip as an appreciation gift or continuing education opportunity.

For a brochure with complete information, contact Kathy Meier or Peter Meier.
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Lutheran Counseling Services - We Care 5k

Join Lutheran Counseling Services for their annual We Care 5k and support residents of senior living facilities in need.

Their Older Adult Program is 100% funded by donations. When you sign up for this year’s 5k, your contribution will help provide services to seniors struggling with loneliness and other life transitions. Learn more about the We Care 5k here.
Seventh LCMS Hispanic National Convention

The Hispanic Missionary League organizes its national convention every three years. This important gathering of churches and leaders was created more than 20 years ago by Hispanic leaders of the LCMS. The seventh LCMS Hispanic National Convention will be held August 2–5, 2022, in Orlando.

The Hispanic Missionary League gathers the Latino congregations, institutions, missions, and ministry of the LCMS in the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the teaching of the Christian Faith among the Latino communities of the United States.
Luther's New Testament • 1522-2022

Luther translated the New Testament into the common German language 500 years ago. The German people no longer depended on someone else telling them what the Bible said; they could read it themselves! What a gift to be able to understand what God's Word says.

Millions of people still don't have a Bible in their language. Without access to God's Word, people remain in the dark, experiencing feelings of confusion, hopelessness, and frustration. Your gifts to Lutheran Bible Translators shares hope and the light of Scripture with them. Give a gift to commemorate the 500th anniversary!
Greg's List - A place to give away or sell items no longer being used by your church or school or to find items you need/want or to feature employment opportunities.
Bilingual Registered Intern

Lutheran Counseling Services, Winter Park, FL, is seeking a Spanish and English speaking therapist for their Bilingual Program.

For details about the position and to submit a resume and other required information, contact Heidi by email.