Agreement has been reached on a doctrinal statement regarding the understanding of the third use of the Law. This statement, arrived at through study of the Holy Scriptures and the Lutheran Confessions, was accepted and recognized at the 1996 Convention of the Church of the Lutheran Confession as true to the teaching of Scripture. It was also accepted and recognized as such in duly called meetings of St. Matthew of Colorado Springs, Colorado and St. Paul of Golden, Colorado, Rev. Delwyn Maas, pastor. Fellowship with these congregations and Rev. Maas is herewith declared.
We are thankful to the Lord of the Church, Who after 20 years of separation, has in His grace brought all parties involved to a common faith and confession so that together we may proclaim the grace of God in Christ Jesus. May the Lord continue to bless this reunion and all of us of the Church of the Lutheran Confession with steadfast love of the Truth. To God alone the glory.
— Daniel Fleischer, President
Church of the Lutheran Confession
In accord with our usage and order, Paul D. Nolting, who was called by Immanuel Ev. Lutheran congregation of Mankato, Minn. to be its pastor was installed on June 9, 1996.
— Pastor L. D. Redlin
In accord with our usage and order, Philip Strike, who was called by Holy Cross Lutheran Church of Phoenix, Arizona to be principal and teacher in its Christian Day School was installed on July 14, 1996.
— Pastor Michael Eichstadt
Change Of Address
Pastor Paul D. Nolting 1706 Lamar Drive North Mankato, MN 56003 Phone (507) 387-7035
Michael A. Sydow 503 Ingram Dr. W. Eau Claire, WI 54701 Phone (715) 831-8201 Office: (715) 836-6624
Ruth Eserhut 10701 West Grange Ave. Apartment #5 Hales Corners, WI 53130 Phone (414) 427-3069
Joint Reformation Service
The Minnesota Conference of the CLC invites area congregations to attend a joint Reformation service to be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mankato, Minnesota on October 27, 1996 beginning at 4:00 p.m.
— Pastor Rick Grams, Secretary
St. Matthew of Dallas is conducting Sunday evening services (7:00 p.m.) in Killeen, 80 miles north of Austin. For location and details contact Pastor Tom Schuetze at (214) 733-4535.
Roland H. Gurgel has been declared eligible for call into the ministry of the Church of the Lutheran Confession.
— Daniel Fleischer, President
Great Lakes Pastoral Conference
The Great Lakes Pastor Conference is set for September 24-25th at ILC in Eau Claire, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with a communion service.
Agenda: 1. NT Exegesis, 2 Corinthians 10:1ff — Pastor David Koenig 2. American Legion Study — Prof. John Lau 3. Prayer is the Christian’s Vital Breath — encouraging spontaneity
in prayer for and with one another — Pastor David Reim 4. Success — the Greatest Threat to Spiritual Life — Prof. Michael
Sydow 5. Papam Esse Verum Antichristum* — According to the new Baltimore
Catechism — Pastor Leroy Dux 6. Eschatology — For adult Bible Class — Pastor Paul F. Nolting
Conference Speaker — Pastor Egbert Albrecht Conference Chaplain — Pastor Mark Bernthal
Time will also be set aside for an open discussion on encouraging congregations to discuss stewardship matters, as directed by the Convention.
–Pastor David Reim, Secretary
* Translation of the Latin: “The Papacy Is the Very Antichrist” — Ed.
South-Eastern Pastoral Conference Bethel, Houston, Texas September 24-26, 1996
Agenda: * NT Exegesis of 2 Thessalonians 2:13ff — Pastor Jerome Barthels * Book Review: Eucharist and Church Fellowship in the First Four Centuries, by Werner Elert — Pastor Andrew Schaller * “What was the significance and benefit of fasting in Scripture? Is there a proper use and benefit today?” — Pastor Terrell Kesterson * “To what extent may a called worker make use of the government aid programs?” — Pastor Thomas Schuetze * “A study of 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 — Especially: one bread, therefore we who are many are one body” — Pastor John Schierenbeck * OT Exegesis, Essayist’s choice — Pastor Karl Stewart * Book Report: This is My Body–Luther’s Contention for the Real Presence in the Sacrament of the Altar, by Hermann Sasse — Pastor Warren Fanning * “A comparison/contrast between the rich young ruler and the expert in the law and Jesus’ didactic approach with each” — Pastor Wayne Eichstadt * Discussion segments: Veterans’ Organizations, Self-Esteem Question
Chaplain: Pastor John Klatt Communion Service Speaker: Pastor Warren Fanning
— Pastor Andrew Schaller, Secretary