Check out the latest news from around the District: July 23, 2021 Servant to Servant
Article by Rev. John Diener, Evangelization Committee
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Meet Holy Cross Lutheran Mission
Holy Cross Lutheran Mission is located in Hazelwood, a neighborhood of Pittsburgh. This community has gone through significant economic hardship but is preparing to see growth and expansion, and Holy Cross is excellently placed in the community to be part of that growth.
The Dominican Republic Lutheran Mission (DRLM) is now 12 years old. Five missions have been planted in Santo Domingo and Santiago, which are the two largest cities, and five more are planned. Two Lutheran schools are functioning alongside those mission churches, with a growing number of students.
This summer my husband and I traveled to California to see our oldest grandchild graduate from high school. Like all grandparents, we beamed with pride as her name was called out at the graduation ceremony.
Why would a 78-year-old want to continue volunteering as Campus Ministry Director? Because I want to help even one student become a Christian this year.
I have recently been asked what produces a good campus ministry. From my experience two ingredients are essential. They are church members who are very friendly to college students, and Bible studies which teach the Gospel.
Something that is often encouraged during the annual stewardship drive by most congregations is for the members to look back and reflect over the past year to see how much God has blessed them. After making this assessment, the members are usually asked to consider increasing their giving for the following year accordingly, whenever possible. A goal often suggested is for members to stretch themselves to see if they can become tithers or ten percent givers. The question then becomes how can a church show its members that this is an attainable goal? The answer is simple. Set an example.
By Megan Uderian
By: Rev. Shadrach Katari, Missionary
By: Rev Robert Kieselowsky, Executive Director; Pastor: St. John Lutheran Springfield, PA and Logos Lutheran Philadelphia, PA
By Rev. Fred Gerlach, Pastor, Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church
Campus Ministry and Mission at Michigan State University – and beyond
By Rev. Curt Dwyer, Pastor, Martin Luther Chapel
Martin Luther Chapel is in mission to the students, faculty and staff at Michigan State University and to the surrounding communities in the East Lansing area. Martin Luther Chapel serves people at all ages and stages of life, with a special focus on providing college students a place to become part of a worshiping community and serve in meaningful ways during their time on campus.
By Rev. Ted Laesch, Chapel of the Cross – Lutheran, St. Louis, MO
Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation…” (John 16:33)