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Written by | September, 2011
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Great Lakes Pastoral Conference
September 27-29, 2011
Messiah Lutheran Church
Eau Claire, Wisconsin


+ Modern Media Methods—An Avenue for Ministry?—Pastor Bruce Naumann

+ Simplified Guide to Common Greek Grammatical Constructions for Use in
Sermon Exegesis—Professor Steven Sippert

+ New Testament Exegesis: Romans 4:1ff—Pastor Richard Kanzenbach

+ Old Testament Exegesis: Psalm 51—Professor John Pfeiffer

+ Church History (Essayist’s Choice)—Pastor Michael Eichstadt

+ Review of the Boy Scout and Girl Scout Movements—Pastor Edward Starke

+ What the CLC Has to Offer Uniquely to Today’s Youth—Pastor Mark Bernthal

+ Homiletics Topic (Essayist’s Choice)—Pastor Thomas Schuetze
Chaplain: Pastor Paul Krause

Communion Service Speaker: Pastor Walter Schaller


West Central Pastoral Conference
September 13-15, 2011
Zion Ev. Lutheran Church
Estelline, South Dakota


+ Devotional Study of a Psalm—Pastor James Sandeen

+ Homiletical Study (Essayist’s Choice)—Pastor James Naumann

+ Mohammed of Islam, the Antichrist?—Pastor John Klatt

+ Old Testament Exegesis: Malachi 3:7ff—Pastor Matthew Gurath

+ New Testament Exegesis: Romans 11:7ff—Pastor Nathan Pfeiffer

+ The Age of the Earth—Pastor Mark Gurath

+ Review of the Different Bodies of New Testament Manuscript Evidence—Pastor Frank Gantt

+ Genesis 8:20-22—How this Promise of God Still Comforts God’s People in the midst of “Scientific” End-time Scenarios—Pastor Andrew Schaller

+ A Series of Devotions for someone facing a terminal disease—Pastor Mark Gullerud

+ Review of Bente’s Historical Introduction Pertaining to a Reformation Controversy (On-going Series)—Pastor Paul Fleischer
Chaplain: Pastor Scott Schiermeister

Communion Service Speaker: Pastor Luke Bernthal


Minnesota Delegate Conference
3:00 p.m. — September 18, 2011
Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church
Eagle Lake, Minnesota


+ The role of a Board of Elders in the life of a congregation—Mr. Brian Stearns

+ Change in worship setting and style—benefits and pitfalls—Pastor David Schierenbeck

+ Enhancing the congregation’s ministry to post-confirmation—Pastor Wayne Eichstadt


Pacific Coast Pastoral Conference
October 11-13, 2011
Redemption Lutheran Church
Seattle (Lynnwood), Washington


1. Discussion of the summary by Pastor David Lau of papers given in the CLC
on the roles of men and women in the church.

2. Treasuring the Word—a simplified pamphlet explaining the biblical
teaching of Church Fellowship for a handout—Pastor Delwyn Maas.
3. Review and discussion of Koehler’s paper “Legalism Among Us”—Pastor David Reim.

4. Review of Dr. C. F. W. Walther’s “The Proper Distinction Between Law and Gospel” (Thesis XVII)—Pastor Doug Priestap

5. Isagogical Study (Background of a book of the Bible)—Pastor David Fuerstenau (writer’s choice)

6. Old Testament Exegesis—Pastor Paul Naumann (exegete’s choice) Conference Chaplain: Pastor David Naumann

Communion Service Speaker: Pastor Steven Karp




The Board of Regents for Immanuel Lutheran College invites “all pastors, professors, male teachers, and voting members of member congregations of the Church of the Lutheran Confession” (CLC Constitution) to nominate an individual or individuals to fill the vacancy which will be created on the ILC faculty by the retirement of Professor Michael Buck at the end of the 2011-’12 school year.
The man (men) nominated must be able to teach biology and physical science and health at both the high school and college levels. Duties will commence with the 2012-’13 school year. Those placing nominations are encouraged to include information regarding their nominee’s educational background and teaching experience. They may also indicate how their nominee(s) might help our school in supervising extracurricular activities or serving in administrative positions.
Please send your nominations, postmarked or e-mailed no later than August 20, 2011, to:

Mr. Craig Ryan, Secretary
ILC Board of Regents
499 Country Lane
Fulda, MN 56131




Please note the following correction in our August 2011 issue. Page 6, 2nd column, 2nd paragraph: “…but Hezekiah would not listen” should read: “but he (meaning Manasseh) would not listen.” – We regret the error. Editor


World Trade Center 9/11 photos Aman Zafar

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Written by | March, 2011
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2011 March Spokesman Cover

Installation: In accord with our usage and order, David Baker, who was called by Redeemer Lutheran Church, Red Wing, Minn., to be its pastor, was installed on December 5, 2010. Professor John Ude of Immanuel Lutheran College preached the sermon for the service. — Pastor Norman Greve

About the cover photo

The photo was taken by CLC member Nathan Voit at the Milwaukee Art Museum’s Windhover Hall, that features the Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion as seen from a looking-up point of view.

Thank you, Nathan, for your contribution this month.

Send your photos to and we’ll consider them for use in future editions of the Lutheran Spokesman.

Announcements November 2010

Written by | November, 2010
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In accord with our usage and order, David Naumann, who was called as pastor of Peace Lutheran Church, Orofino, Idaho, and St. John’s Lutheran Church, Clarkston, Washington, was installed on Sunday, August 1, 2010.

–Pastor Terrel Kesterson

In accord with our usage and order, Janelle Hein, Ellen Bergstrom, and Ann Radichel who were called by Grace Lutheran Church, Fridley, Minnesota, as teachers in its Christian Day School, were installed on Sunday, August 8, 2010 (Janelle and Ellen as co-principals).
–Pastor John Hein

According to our usage and order, Dr. Dan Sullivan (music, Gr. K-8) and Miss Jill Tiefel (Literature/Composition, Gr. 5-8), who were called to be teachers by Messiah Lutheran Church and School, Eau Claire, Wis., were installed on the weekend of August 21-22, 2010.
–Pastor Paul Tiefel

According to our usage and order, Scott Schiermeister, who was called by Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Loveland, Colorado, to be its pastor was installed on Sunday, October 3, 2010. Assisting in the installation were Pastors Timothy Wheaton and Paul Fleischer.
–Pastor James Sandeen

50th Anniversary Celebration

Messiah Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, Wis. is celebrating “one fifty-year period of God’s on-going Grace” with the following special services to which all of the brethren are invited:
Oct. 23-24 – “His Word of Grace”; Bible Class/Sunday School: “The Early Years.”
Oct. 30-31 – “His People of Grace”; BC/SS: “Christian Education”
Nov. 5-6 – “His Work of Grace”; BC/SS: “Over the Years”
Nov. 12-13 – “A Future with His Grace”; BC/SS: “The Next Years”

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