English District of
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod

God in All Things - Without Borders

Servant to Servant


August 25, 2023

Commissioning, Installation and Induction

On Sunday, August 20, 2023, Bishop Jamison Hardy commissioned and installed Grace A. Wilshire as a Commissioned Minister – Teacher of Redeemer, Oakmont, PA. The service continued with the induction of the entire teaching staff. 

Divine Call

Call Returned

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


The latest issue and news from the LWML English District and be found in the latest Accent by clicking here.

Evangelism Team

We are blessed by the service of the active and retired men and women in the U.S. Military and the Canadian Armed Forces. Take a look at the remarkable opportunities and resources God has given to us to reach out and witness to those serving in our midst, across our two nations and overseas.

Please click here to view the August 2023 Evangelism newsletter.


Yours in Christ,

Pastor Dave Tannehill

Ministerial Health Commission "Invitation to Serve"

Do you have a desire to care for your brothers and sisters in ministry through service on the English District Ministerial Health Commission (MHC)?

If someone is in need…

Our MHC is ready to walk alongside our church workers and their families, to listen in a non-judgmental way, and to encourage and offer support. (not sure what share with means in this context?)

We seek to gain understanding, give comfort, and provide encouragement through confidential conversation, supportive consultation, and resource recommendations.

We are asking God to raise up members of our English District who have compassion, are open in mind and heart, and are faithful and prayerful, to join our MHC.

We are asking God to move those skillful in active listening, those able to give and take counsel, and those who have experienced woundedness and healing in life and a willingness to walk with others, to join our MHC.

We are looking to God to grow our MHC with new members who are able to be available and flexible, are inclined towards a participatory presence, and are willing be a resource through the ministry of our MHC.

Our Mission is: To understand the issues of concern and envision the possibilities, strategies, and available support to enhance the well-being of English District workers and their families.

Our Vision is: To be an ever-present resource and support to a culture in which well-being strengthens workers of the English District and their families.

Contact either of our co-chairs, Pastor Tim Holzerland or Pastor Derek Mathers if you have a desire for serving and caring for our church workers and their families as a member of the MHC.

If you know of someone who has the gifts to serve in this capacity, please let them know of this opportunity.

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 September 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.

Contact Dan Lepley, DVP - English and SELC District Lutheran Church Extension Fund, for more information at 317-402-9401.

LCMS Foundation

Contact Ron Grimm, English District Planning Counselor, 412-584-7039 or visit www.LCMSFoundation.org.

In Our Churches

Eternal Life, Mesa AZ

On Sunday, August 20, five new members were received into membership during worship service at Eternal Life Lutheran Church.

Prince of Peace, Mesquite, NV

Prince of Peace Lutheran Church participated in Mesquite Days. They had a "fishing pond" for the youth with various prizes. They also shared literature on Prince of Peace Lutheran and the LCMS, Portals of Prayer, bottles of water, and a Prince of Peace Lutheran Church drawstring backpack for all who stopped by the booth.   

Prince of Peace, Medina, OH

On Sunday, August 20, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church held their annual picnic with an inflatable water slide, games and a "pie the Pastor and President" event that raised money for school supplies for a local elementary building.

In Our Schools

Advent, Zionsville, IN

Welcome Back Students! The first day of school at Advent Lutheran School was August 16, and the first few days have been filled with lots of laughter, learning and getting to know one another. It’s going to be a wonderful year!

Bethesda, Chicago, IL

Bethesda International Academy celebrated the first day of school on Tuesday, August 22! Principal Schaetzlein welcomed students with a pep rally in the gym. The staff is so excited for the students and their eagerness to learn and grow this new school year!

“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in Heaven.” Matthew 5:16

Hales Corners, Hales Corners, WI

Hales Corners Lutheran School joined together for church and their annual 1st grade picnic. Thanks for a great message Pastor Todd! It was fun to share summer memories, play Gaga ball, and cool off with popsicles.

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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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