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A CLC Youth Conference for youth ages 14-18 will be hosted by St. Paul’s of Golden, Colo. and Immanuel of Mankato, Minn. at Shadowcliff Life Center at Grand Lake, Colo. from June 24-27, 1999. The cost will be $150.00 per participant. An article outlining the conference program and providing further details will appear in the November issue of the Lutheran Spokesman.


In accord with our usage and order, Philip Matzke, who was called by St. Peter Lutheran Church of Stambaugh, Mich. to be its pastor, was ordained and installed on July 19, 1998. Pastor Joel Fleischer, Professor Clifford Kuehne, and congregational President Martin Heisel assisted.

–Prof. Paul Schaller

In accord with our usage and order, Norman Greve, who was called by Salem Lutheran Church, Eagle Lake, Minnesota to be its pastor was installed on August 30, 1998.

–Pastor L. D. Redlin

In accord with our usage and order, Frank Gannt, who was called by Redeemer Lutheran Church of Cheyenne, Wyo., to be its pastor, was installed on August 30, 1998. Pastor James Naumann and Vicar David Schaller assisted.

–Pastor Peter E. Reim

In accord with our usage and order, Judith Hensel, who was called by Redeemer congregation of Cheyenne, Wyo. to be teacher and principal in its school, was installed on August 9, 1998.

–Pastor Norman Greve

In accord with our usage and order, Mrs. Karen Strike, who was called by St. Paul’s congregation of Austin, Minn. to be teacher in its school, was installed on August 30, 1998.

–Pastor Stephen Kurtzahn

Pacific Coast Pastoral Conference Holy Truth Lutheran Church Ketchikan, Alaska September 25-27, 1998


* Is the 'Chastisement' of the Lord a MEANS of Strengthening Faith?
  --Pastor Rollin Reim
* Does the Gospel Require Delineation of the Age of the Universe? 
  -- Pastor Robert List
* Overview of Church Discipline--Practices, Procedures, Pitfalls 
  -- Pastor David Naumann
* Book Review/Study--'The Structure Of Lutheranism' 
  -- Pastor Horst Gutsche
* Survey Of Hamartiology -- Pastor Terrel Kesterson
* New Testament Exegesis: 2 Thessalonians 2:13ff -- Pastor David Reim
* Old Testament Exegesis: exegete's choice -- Pastor Paul Krause

Chaplain -- Pastor Paul Naumann
Speaker -- Pastor Warren Fanning

--Pastor Michael Sprengeler, Secretary

Minnesota Pastoral Conference

Date: October  27-28, 1998, beginning at 10:00 a.m.
Host: Berea Ev. Lutheran Church, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
Chaplain: Pastor Paul Fleischer


* Old Testament Exegesis: Ezekiel 37:1-14 -- Pastor Roland H. Gurgel
* New Testament Exegesis: 2 Thessalonians 1:1ff -- Pastor Stephen Kurtzahn
* Studies in Luther - Pastor Paul D. Nolting
* Discussion of Pastoral Marriage Counseling Programs -- Pastor David
* Determining the Will of God in Our Lives -- Pastor Rick Grams
* 'Is it Permissible for a Called Worker to Make Use of Government Aid
  Programs?' by Pastor Thomas Schuetze -- Pastor Stephen Kurtzahn

--Pastor Rick Grams, Secretary

CLC Teachers’ Conference October 14-16, 1998, Hales Corners, Wisconsin

(Essays only)
* Preparing for Retirement, A Christian's Viewpoint -- Gerhardt Mueller
* Practical Suggestions for Teaching General Good Behavior and Mutual
  Respect -- Kevin Hulke
* Reaching the Day Dreamer (Keeping Students on Task) -- Ann Libby
* Textbook Review -- Ann Sprengeler
* Learning Style -- Prof. Michael Buck
* Visual Phonics -- Carolyn Reim
* Textbook Review -- Grace, Fridley faculty; Mark & Beth Kranz
* Dealing with the Children of Today's Society (broken homes, unbaptized,
  living with unmarried couples) in the Light of the Gospel -- Prof. Michael
* Communication: Teacher to Teacher, Principal, Pastor, Parent,
  Congregation -- TBA
* Title Five's (as time allows) -- Lane Fischer, Quinn Sprengeler, Leif
  Olmanson, Sara Lau

Reformation Service

A joint Reformation service will be held at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mankato, Minn. at 4:00 p.m. on November 1, 1998. Area choirs will participate in a “choir sing” beginning at 2:00 p.m. Theme for the worship service is “The Lutheran Reformation: Our Cherished Heritage.”

–Pastor Rick Grams, Conference Secretary