English District of
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

God in All Things - Without Borders

Servant to Servant


July 21, 2023

Divine Calls

Calls Returned

The Rev. Dr. Edward A. Naumann (Candidate Status) has returned the Divine Call to serve as the Associate Pastor of All Saints, Slippery Rock, PA.


The Rev. Noah J. Rogness has returned the Divine Call to serve as the Sole Pastor of St. John’s, Berlin, WI (South Wisconsin District).


The Rev. Joshua R. Ulm has returned the Divine Call to serve as the Sole Pastor of Redeemer, Oakmont, PA.


Calls Received

The Rev. Christopher S. Esget has received a Divine Call to serve as the Sole Pastor of Redeemer, Oakmont, PA.


Mr. Ryan D. Meyer has received a Divine Call to serve as the Music Director of Trinity, Waconia, MN (Minnesota South District).


Call Accepted

The Rev. Dr. Edward A. Naumann (Candidate Status) has accepted the Divine Call to serve as the Sole Pastor of St. Paul’s, Brookfield, IL (Northern Illinois District).


The Rev. Noah J. Rogness has accepted the Divine Call to serve as the Sole Pastor of Good Shepherd, Tomah, WI (South Wisconsin District).

Evangelism Team

Corn dogs, cotton candy, craft booths and more. Chances are good if you’re in a rural or town setting that you’ve got a Fall Festival or a street fair coming up – or even a parade! However, as our creative congregations have shown, this outreach opportunity also works well in large cities and in cross-cultural settings. 

Click here to read more about outreach in the July newsletter from your Evangelism Team.

Parish Nurse Study Tour

We are less than two months away from our Lutheran Parish Nurse study tour to Bucharest and Brasov, Romania. We have 19 participants from the USA, Australia, and Palestine who will be learning about Lutheran history and culture in Romania and sharing ministry with Ukrainian women and children refugees. We have the privilege of visiting Pastor Andrew Fedder and his family, former English District pastor in El Cajon, CA, and now serving as a theological educator based in Bucharest. Please pray for safe travel and rich blessings for our hosts and the tour participants.

Our study tour will take us to Alaska in 2024 and South Korea in 2025. For information, contact Sue Neff, RN, Parish Nurse, ret. at 619-890-8641 or


2024 - 2025 Mission Grant Application

The Mission Grant Application form is now available to download here for February 2024 - January 2025.


All applications are due to Rev. Derek Mathers at the English District office by Sunday, August 6, 2023.

March for Life

Save the Date!

Join us in Harrisburg for the Pennsylvania March For Life on October 16, 2023. Stay tuned for details.

Contact Rev. Christopher Seifferlein of Mount Calvary in Lititz, PA for more information

A Message from the Naumanns in the DR

Dear Friends in Christ,

We give thanks to God for His blessing on our work here in the DR and Latin America!

We hope you have a minute to read our seasonal newsletter! Just click on this link and enjoy!  

THANK YOU for your prayers and support!

God grant you an enjoyable summer.

in Christ,  

Deaconess Cheryl & Pastor Jonathan 

Prayer Requests

The Bible's promise is true: If we ask anything according to his will, he hears us - 1 John 5:14.

District daily prayers for August 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.

LCMS Foundation

Contact Ron Grimm, English District Planning Counselor, 412-584-7039 or visit www.LCMSFoundation.org.
Contact Dan Lepley, DVP - English and SELC District Lutheran Church Extension Fund, for more information at 317-402-9401.

In Our Churches

Risen Savior, Green Valley, AZ

Lutheran Church of the Risen Savior recently hosted a "Love My Neighbor Outreach" Community Block Party and it was a great success! There were about 85 in attendance, and the music provided by Dave Anderson and Roger Walck was entertaining and spiritually uplifting.

Chapel of the Cross, St. Louis, MO

Wishing God’s blessings on the Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church LAMP team as they embark on a missions trip to lead Vacation Bible School in Northern Canada! Please keep them in your prayers over the next few weeks!

Faith, Naples, FL

A great time was had with all of the kids at Faith Lutheran Church as they learned that "Following Jesus Changes The Game" at VBS!

In Our Schools

Faith, Fort Wayne, IN

Great fun was had by all at Faith Preschool of Jacob's Well during VBS last week.

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Thanks for spreading the word!

Please share the unique ministries of your school or congregation with the rest of the English District. Send pictures and stories for consideration to jmcgarr@englishdistrict.org by Wednesday at 12:00 Noon ET.

We want to see how YOUR congregation or school is showing the love of God to those in your community and around the world.





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