English District of
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod
Love the Lord your God with all your heart, soul, and mind.
Servant to Servant
March 4, 2022
The Rev. Tyler C. Werner was installed by Bishop Jamison J. Hardy as the Sole Pastor of St. Mark, Sheboygan, WI on Sunday, February 27, 2022.
Divine Calls
Call Accepted

The Rev. Christopher K. Nuttelman (Texas District) has accepted the divine call to serve as Sole Pastor of Hope, Grand Rapids, MI.
Rise and Enter the City: The Hopeful Church in the Multiethnic City
Concordia Seminary – St. Louis, MO. in partnership with Concordia University, Saint Paul, MN. present the 2022 Multiethnic Symposium May 3-4, 2022.

“But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do” (Acts 9:6 ESV). With these words, Jesus calls Saul of Damascus to go into the city in preparation for the beginning of his ministry as Paul, the apostle to the Gentiles. Through the centuries, the risen Lord has continued to call His church to enter into cities in order to prepare for and engage in mission, ministry and works of mercy and justice among neighbors of all nations. In people’s minds, the multiethnic city often evokes paradoxical images of creativity and dysfunction, development and poverty, growth and decline. The city is complex, filled with contradictions and possibilities. It is also ripe for the hopeful church to listen to and address city dwellers’ struggles and aspirations with the light and joy of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Understanding life, ministry and mission in the multiethnic city calls for the capacity to analyze and interpret the challenges and opportunities of urban ministry today with biblical and theological depth.

The 2022 Multiethnic Symposium will offer plenaries and sectionals that reflect on the city from biblical, artistic and missional perspectives – all from diverse ethnic churches and communities, particularly in the United States. Through analysis, reflection and discernment, participants will contribute toward a Lutheran theology of urban ministry for the church that will inspire and guide intercultural engagement with neighbors of different ethnic backgrounds living in the complex urban landscapes of our day.

You can attend in person or virtually. Click here to register.
Looking for Vicarage Sites
Due to the size of the outgoing vicarage classes, both Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN and Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, MO are in need of vicarage sites beginning in summer of 2022. If your congregation is interested in serving as a vicarage congregation, please contact Bishop Jamison J. Hardy at 248-476-0039 or jhardy@englishdistrict.org for more information.
Doxology Retreat for LCMS Teachers and Commissioned Ministers
You are invited to be reenergized for your service during a "Take Heart! Renewed to Be a Blessing" respite retreat.

The retreats are being offered to LCMS teachers and commissioned ministers by Doxology: The Lutheran Center for Spiritual Care and Counsel, with financial support provided by the LCMS Office of National Mission.

To find a retreat near you, click here.
CUC Kappele East Coast Concerts
There are many opportunities to enjoy a Concordia University Chicago Kappele Concert near you.

Download the Spring Tour Program here. Dates are included.
Prayer Requests
The Bible's promise is true: "If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us" (1 John 5:14).

Rev. Bafel Paul Deng, a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, Lincoln, Nebraska, requests prayers for a Sudanese Mission Trip to Ethiopia and Sudan refugee camps on July 3, 2022. Their goal is to distribute mosquito nets to pregnant women, orphans, and elderly people..

District daily prayers for March are located on our website.

Your prayer concerns are important to the English District. If you have a prayer request you would like shared in this newsletter, email the District office.
Continuing Education Opportunity
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Alexandria, VA is excited to host a continuing education course, June 27-29. The course is part of Concordia Theological Seminary’s continuing education program. Dr. Paul Grime will present “Singing with God’s Saints through the Ages.” The cost for this course is $100 for the laity and $150 for clergy. Click here for more information.
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Orange, CA will be hosting a continuing education course August 1-3. Prof. John Pless will present "God's Two Kingdoms and Three Estates" from his new book. Registration information is available here.
LCMS Foundation
Contact the English District Gift Planning Counselor Ron Grimm for more information at (412)-584-7039 or email.
Contact Dan Lepley, DVP - English and SELC District Lutheran Church Extension Fund for more information at 317-402-9401.
In Our Churches
Holy Spirit, Elk Grove Village, IL

Rev Dan Greg of Lutheran Church of the Holy Spirit blessed over 18,000 pączki getting ready to be sold at Jarosch Bakery for Shrove Tuesday and Mardi Gras celebrations.
Ascension, North Olmsted, OH

Ascension Lutheran Church celebrated an adult confirmation on Sunday, February 20. Following the worship service, the congregation held their annual meeting and discussed their 2022 Ministry Plan.
Prince of Peace, Mesquite, NV

On February 27 Prince of Peace Lutheran Church collected a free will offering for the Mesquite, NV Salvation Army. The Salvation Army is faced with more families who need help to feed and support their loved ones. God's love for these struggling families was made tangible through the $590 gift from the church.
Faith, Tucson, AZ

On Saturday, February 26, pastors and members of congregations in the Arizona South Circuit gathered at Faith Lutheran Church for a theological convocation, Christians in a Woke World, led by Rev. Paul Dare of Zion Lutheran Church and School, Alexandria MN. Rev. Todd Arnold, 4th Vice President and pastor at Risen Savior, Green Valley, preached at the opening Matins, and Rev. Dr. Michael Morehouse, Circuit Visitor and pastor at Catalina, Tucson, preached at the closing Vespers. Rev. Marcus Zill, campus pastor at the LCMSU at the University of Arizona and interim pastor at Faith, Tucson, served as liturgist for both services.
In Our Schools
Family of Christ, Phoenix, AZ

Family of Christ Preschool held a Daddy Daughter Dance on February 10 creating precious memories for their families that will last a lifetime.
Fairlawn, Fairlawn, OH

The Fairlawn Lutheran Preschool Lunch Bunch dancers got a special treat. Mrs. Sulek’s daughter Rachel came and showed the kids her point shoes!
Shepherd King, West Bloomfield, MI

The students had so much fun learning about their bodies in Pre-K.
Michigan District Open Position
Assistant to the President-Development

The Michigan District is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant to the President–Development. The position role is to serve the Michigan District in areas of institutional advancement, relationships with constituents, and funding for ministries. The ideal candidate would have at least 5 years of development experience and be knowledgeable and passionate about the ministries and congregations of the Michigan District. A full job description can be found here. The deadline has been extended for interested individuals to send a cover letter and resume.

Please send to: Chad Woltemath; Michigan District, LCMS; 3773 Geddes Rd; Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (or chad.woltemath@michigandistrict.org) no later than March 31, 2022.
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