Pastor David Edwards (CSP ’13) was ordained into the ministerium of The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod on Sunday, May 26, at Our Savior Lutheran Church, McKinney, Texas. Pr. Edwards graduated this spring from Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, and will serve as senior pastor of Word of Life Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Present at the event was David’s classmate, Kyle Sorkness, who graduated this spring from Princeton Seminary and will be entering an MAR program at Yale University this fall. We give thanks to God for these fine graduates and servants of Christ’s Church.
Dr. Samuel Deressa has been appointed as coordinator of pre-seminary programs at CSP.
He will now be the point person in working with pre-pastoral and pre-deaconess students and will serve as the primary interface with the seminaries and the LCMS board of pastoral education.
Dr. Deressa brings a distinct global perspective to the post, having grown up in Ethiopia and coming to us from the Mekane Yesus LCMS community.
From Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne
Jess Heimer will vicar at Trinity Lutheran Church and School, Reese, Michigan
Josef Muench will vicar at Faith Lutheran Church, Capistrano Beach, California
Brian Johnston will become associate pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Janesville, Minnesota
Carl Wendorf will become pastor at Faith Lutheran Church, Warsaw, Missouri
From Concordia Seminary in St. Louis:
David Edwards will be pastor at Word of Life Lutheran Church in Lincoln, Nebraska
Kevin Koester will be associate pastor at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, Huron, South Dakota.
Caleb Weight will be associate pastor at Our Savior Lutheran Church, Bettendorf, Iowa
|Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends” (John 15:13-14a).
Please join us through streaming audio and video and celebrate with us in thanksgiving, as our future workers learn of their Assignment of Calls and Vicarages.
|CALL DAY SERVICES AT CONCORDIA THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY|
|Vicarage and Deaconess Internship Assignment: April 29, 2019, at 7 p.m. (EDT)
Pastoral Ministry Candidate Call Service: April 30, 2018, at 7 p.m. (EDT)
Stream the Concordia Theological Seminary call services online: callday.ctsfw.edu.
|CALL DAY SERVICES AT CONCORDIA SEMINARY, ST. LOUIS|
|Office of Vespers with Assignment of Vicarages and Internship: May 1, 2019, at 3 p.m. (CDT)
Service of Praise with Assignment of Calls: May 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. (CDT)
Stream the Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, call services online: callday.csl.edu.
|Weekly devotions focus on wellness|
| As part of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod’s focus on church worker wellness, a new series of weekly devotions and prayers will be rolling out over the next year. |
The devotions are written by church workers for church workers. Each devotion focuses on an aspect of wellness, such as vocational, relational, financial or emotional.
Read the first devotion, and watch the Synod’s Facebook page or Twitter channel for a new devotion every Monday morning. Beginning in late April, a prayer for church workers will also be posted to social media every Thursday morning.
“Next to strong, Gospel-soaked, biblical teaching and practice, there is nothing so critical to the church’s life as the well-being of our pastors and church workers,” said LCMS President Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, concerning the importance of supporting the servants of the church. Please check out these weekly resources and share them with the church workers in your life.
On Sunday, March 31, the Dept of Theology and Ministry announced our 2019-2020 Concordia University, St. Paul DCE and DCO internship assignments. Please, pray for these students as they take this next step in their journey toward full-time church work, and help them connect into the ministry community as they begin their service this summer! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
First row: Dr. Rhoda Schuler (Director of Synodical Placement); Mackenzie Amerine (Christ Our Redeemer, Sandpoint, ID); Sophia Drager (Hillside Christian Church, Surrey, BC); Kathleen Wenger (Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Asheville, NC); Dr. Mark Koschmann (DCO Program Director).
Second Row: Prof. Heath Lewis (DCE Program Director); Danielle Critchley (Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Elk River, MN); Anna Reineke (Our Savior Lutheran Church & Camp Luther, Eagle River, WI); Devan Arntson (Immanuel Lutheran Church, Fish Lake, MN).
Not Pictured: Bethany Mrosko (Mount Calvary Lutheran Church & Camp Restore, Detroit, MI).
Pr. Nava will be visiting Concordia St. Paul on Monday, March 18th from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM. He will be in the Campus Ministry “Livingroom” in the tunnel.
Pr. Nava asks you to contact him (email@example.com) and set up a time to visit while he am in the area. You are also invited to join him for dinner (on the Seminary!) at Shamrock’s. The group will gather there at 4:30 PM.
Pastor John Dreyer from Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, will visit campus on Tuesday, 26 February, and Wednesday morning, 27 February. Come and speak with him about possibilities for study at the seminary. He will be in the “Living Room” in the tunnel.