Change Of Address
Rev. Roland H. Gurgel 22 North State Street New Ulm, MN 56072 Phone (507) 354-4534
Pastor Walter V. Schaller 517 Bayberry Pointe Dr. NW, Apt. C Grand Rapids, MI 49544 Phone (616) 791-7552 e-mail: email@example.com
Pastor Michael Eichstadt has been appointed to the Board of Missions to replace Pastor Walter V. Schaller who resigned upon his acceptance of his call as Missionary At Large.
— Daniel Fleischer
In accord with our usage and order, Mrs. Ann Libby, who was called by Messiah Lutheran congregation of Eau Claire, Wisconsin to be teacher of grades 5-6 in its school, was installed on August 10, 1997.
— Pastor Paul Tiefel
In accord with our usage and order, Roland H. Gurgel, who was called by Faith Lutheran congregation of Nicollet, Minn. to be its pastor, was installed in a 9:00 a.m. service on August 24, 1997.
— Paul R. Gurgel
In accord with our usage and order, Roland H. Gurgel, who was called by Faith Lutheran congregation of New Ulm, Minn. to be its pastor, was installed in a 1:00 p.m. service on August 24, 1997. Assisting in the installation were his father, Roland A. Gurgel, and Pastors Rick Grams and Paul Fleischer.
— Paul R. Gurgel
In accord with our usage and order, Andrew Schaller, who was called by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Hidewood Township, S.Dak. to be its pastor, was installed by his father, the undersigned, on August 30, 1997. Pastor James Shrader conducted the service and preached the sermon.
In accord with our usage and order, Andrew Schaller, who was called by Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church of Watertown, S.Dak. to be its pastor, was installed by his father, the undersigned, on August 31, 1997. Assisting were Pastors Elton Hallauer, John H. Johannes, Michael Roehl, and John M. Johannes, who preached the sermon.
In our September Issue…
1) The author of the article on Galatians 2:11-21 was Pastor Peter
Reim. 2) Word were missing from the withdrawal statement on pp. 15-16.
We reprint it here in its entirety: Rev. Leroy Dux and Mt. Zion
of Detroit have left the CLC. Pator Mark Bohde has left the CLC.
Rev. Egbert Albrecht and St. Luke’s of Stoddard and St. Mark’s of
Onalaska have left the CLC. The former brethren have disagreed
with the substance of the on-going study on self-esteem.
(Daniel Fleischer, President)
Correction And Update
Acts 12:24 — “The Word of God grew and multiplied.”
Previously we had reported that the CLCI had 12,000 members in 1995. That was the number of baptisms performed up to that time.
Here are some updated figures. In 1987 the CLCI (India) had approximately 2,300 members, whereas in 1994 there were 5,984 in 37 congregations or preaching stations. The latter figure includes about 400 being served in a distant tribal grouping (work started in 1967).
In 1984 the BELC (India) had approximately 200 members. In 1997 there are 512 in 9 congregations or preaching stations in the Kerala Area, and 1,646 in 28 congregations or preaching stations in the Uthukottai Area.
In 1997 there are 849 members in 13 congregations or preaching stations in the NCLC (Nigeria). In 1989 the number was 659 members.
(Editor’s note: these figures submitted by Pastor David Koenig. Thanks be to God who is blessing the work in these foreign fields!)
Pacific Coast Pastoral Conference Redemption Lutheran Church Seattle, Washington October 7-9, 1997
1. Old Testament Exegesis: Continuation, Hosea 6:1ff —
Pastor Paul Naumann
2. New Testament Exegesis: Continuation, 2 Thessalonians 1:1ff
— Pastor Robert List
3. Isagogics (essayists choice) — Pastor Horst Gutsche
4. A Thorough Survey of Modern Birth Control Methods — Pastor
5. Counseling A Christian Isolated From the Congregation
— Pastor Paul Krause
6. A Popular Critique of the Millennium in Tract Form
— Pastor Rollin Reim
7. The Pastor’s Stewardship of His Time and Energy — Pastor
8. Review of the new ELS Hymnal — Pastor Paul Krause
9. Book Review: Contemporary Religious Thought — Pastor Arvid
Gullerud Chaplain: Pastor David Naumann Speaker: Pastor Michael Sprengeler
— Michael Sprengeler
Minnesota Pastoral Conference Grace Lutheran Church Fridley, Minnesota October 28-29, 1997
Agenda: * Old Testament Exegesis of Malachi 3:6-12 — Pastor Vance Fossum * New Testament Exegesis of Ephesians 5:22-33 — Pastor John Hein * Homiletical Study of 1 Peter 2:2-10 — Pastor Theodore Barthels * How does Luther use the word “fear” in his explanations of the commandments? — Pastor Paul Fleischer * Good order and Christian love in dealing with matters of concern within a fellowship — Pastor Elton Hallauer * Martin Luther: From excommunicated priest to evangelical pastor –themes from his writings 1521-1524 — Pastor Paul D. Nolting * A Study of Veterans’ Organizations — Pastor Walter Schaller
— Rick R. Grams, Secretary
Spokesman On Tape
Pastor Walter Schaller’s trip to India on behalf of the Board of Misisons, along with his moving to Grand Rapids, MI (as CLC Exploratory Missionary) has resulted in some delays and difficulties in getting the July and August issues of the Spokesman-On-Tape in the mail. If you know of someone who gets these audio versions of the Lutheran Spokesman who has not received their copy of the July or the August issues, please contract Pastor Schaller (address above).
West Michigan Services
Grand Rapids Area Rock of Ages Ev. Lutheran Church Sundays, 9:00 a.m.
Cook Fellowship Hall
1905 Baldwin St.
Cadillac Area Our Saviour Ev. Lutheran Church Sundays, 1:30 p.m.
Cadillac Sands Motel
M-115 at M-55