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West Central Pastoral Conference

Date: September 17-19, 1996 Place: Berea Ev. Lutheran Church, Sioux falls, SD Agenda: 1) Old Testament Exegesis: Psalm 128 — Pastor Jay Hartmann 2) New Testament Exegesis: Romans 6:15-23 — Pastor Peter Reim 3) Isagogical Study of Hebrews — Pastor Norman Greve 4) Review and discussion: Walther’s Law And Gospel — Pastor Frank

Gantt 5) Study of the “Promise Keepers” — Pastor James Shrader 6) How To Minister to the Sick and Dying — Pastor Paul Larsen 7) To Spank Or Not To Spank — Pastor Michael Roehl 8) Homiletics: A Review of the Importance and the Basics of the Sermon

Outline — Pastor Joel Fleischer 9) Book Reviews: Pastoral Theology by Walther — Pastor Walter

Schaller; Getting Into the Book of Concord by Preus — Pastor David

Fuerstenau Conference Chaplain: Pastor Michael Schierenbeck Conference Speaker: Pastor John Johannes

–Pastor Steven Sippert, Secretary

Minnesota Pastoral Conference

Date: October 29-30, 1996 beginning at 10:00 a.m. Host: St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Austin, Minn. Chaplain: Pastor Theodore Barthels Agenda: * OT Exegesis of Malachi 3:6-16 — Pastor Vance Fossum * NT Exegesis of Jude 16ff – Pastor Rick Grams * Homiletical Study of Revelation 14:6-7 — Pastor David

Schierenbeck * Pastors As Spiritual Physicians — Pastor Stephen Kurtzahn * Various ways of encouraging our congregations to study Christian

stewardship — Pastor em. Keith Olmanson * Overview of the Smalcald Articles and its Preface — Pastor L. D.

Redlin * Luther’s “Bondage of the Will” – Review and Application for Today —

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson

— Pastor Rick Grams, Secretary

Pacific Coast Pastoral Conference Trinity Lutheran Church Spokane, Washington October 8-10, 1996

Assignments: * Old Testament Exegesis: continuation of Hosea at chapter 5:12 —

Pastor Paul Naumann * New Testament Exegesis: continuation of 1 Thessalonians at chapter

5:12 — Pastor Michael Sprengeler * Isagogical study of 2 Thessalonians — Pastor David Naumann * Christian Giving: Encouraging Discipline Without Legalism — Pastor

Michael Eichstadt * Emotions in the Christian’s Life and Faith — Pastor Robert List * Paul’s Use of the Word “law” in Romans/Galatians — Pastor Bertram

Naumann * A Popular Presentation of the Fellowship Question

Chaplain — Pastor Arvid Gullerud Speaker — Pastor Paul Krause

–Pastor Michael Sprengeler, Secretary


Pastor Delwyn Maas 401 20th Street Golden, CO 80401 Phone (303) 278-7216

Pastor Victor Tiefel 4311 Osceola Street Denver, CO 80212 Phone (303) 433-9333

Pastor Bruce Naumann N1521 State Rd. 73 Markesan, WI 53946 Phone (414) 398-2778


In accord with our usage and order, Ruth Eserhut, who was called by Messiah Lutheran congregation of Hales Corners, Wis. to be the lower grade teacher in its Christian Day School, was installed on August 11, 1996.

–Pastor John Ude In accord with our usage and order, Bruce Naumann, who was called by Faith Lutheran congregation of Markesan, Wis. to be its pastor was installed on August 25, 1996.

–Pastor em. Keith Olmanson

CLC Teachers’ Conference Grace Lutheran Church Valentine, Nebraska October 16-18, 1996

List Of Essays: * Evaluation of Schools — Douglas Libby * The Importance of Arts in Our Curriculum — Lane Fischer * Attitudes Toward Public Schools — James Lau * Devotions For Teachers — Seth Schaller * Humanism in Public School Texts vs. Decision Theology in A Beka

Texts — Theodore Quade * Handwriting Textbook Review — Barbara Hulke and Deborah Johannes * Title Fives — Alvin Sieg, Leif Olmanson, Carolyn Gerbitz, Marion

Fitschen, Marlys Gerth (Note: Title Fives is a brief presentation of

new ideas for an area of the curriculum)

–Submitted by Karl Olmanson

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

Coordinating Council

The Coordinating Council will meet on Wednesday and Thursday, October 23 & 24, at Immanuel Lutheran College, Eau Claire, Wis. The first session begins at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday.

–Daniel Fleischer, President