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In accord with our usage and order, Michael G. Wagnitz, who was called by Resurrection Lutheran congregation of Calgary, Alberta to be its pastor, was installed on November 29, 1998.

–Pastor David Reim

Editor’s note: Pastor Reim writes regarding the above installation service: “The service was attended by about 60 people. It was a joint German and English service with the sermon given in both languages. The liturgy, including the ordination and installation, was done half in German and half in English. Also present were Pastor Horst Gutsche, John Cobb, and Steve Karp.” Pastor Reim then adds: “Pastor Wagnitz is awaiting the second part of his colloquy.”

In accord with our usage and order, Mark Gurath, who was called by Indian Landing Lutheran congregation of Rochester, New York, to be its pastor, was installed on February 28, 1999.

–Pastor Paul Tiefel

Family Camp

Immanuel of Mankato, Minn. invites CLC individuals and/or families to join us for our annual family camp at Lake Shetek State Park in southwestern Minnesota. 1999 dates are: Youth Day — July 8. Family Camp — July 9-11. For more information please contact Mr. Leif Olmanson or Pastor Wayne Eichstadt at Immanuel — 421 North 2nd Street, Mankato, MN 56001; phone (507) 345-3027; e-mail to

40th Anniversary Celebration & Invitation

It was on Thanksgiving Day, 1959 that Grace Ev. Lutheran Church of Sleepy Eye, Minn. conducted its first worship service. To mark its 40th anniversary Grace is having two special anniversary services this year.

The first of these special services will be Sunday, April 18, 1999 at 10:00 a.m. The speaker will be the first pastor of Grace, Paul F. Nolting, with Pastor Paul D. Nolting serving as liturgist. Pastor Paul F. Nolting will also conduct a Bible Class that morning (beginning at 9:00 a.m.) reviewing the events which led to the formation of the new church. Following these doings will be a noon potluck.

Grace cordially invites our CLC church family to attend this celebration of 40 years of grace at Grace.

The second special anniversary service is scheduled for the Sunday before Thanksgiving, November 21, 1999. This will be a 2:00 p.m. service (with a son of the congregation as speaker), followed by a program at 3:30, and potluck supper at 5:00.

Coffee Mugs

The CLC Book House is now selling souvenir Designer Coffee Mugs. The front has the old familiar etching of the Ingram Hall entrance, with Immanuel Lutheran College above, and Eau Claire, Wisconsin below. The back of the mug has the ILC seal. They are white, printed in green.

The price in the store without a box is $5.00. The cost including shipping and handling is $9.00.