Minnesota Pastoral Conference
Place: Mt. Olive Lutheran Church, Detroit Lakes, Minn. Dates: Tuesday-Thursday, October 26-27, beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday Agenda: * Old Testament Exegesis, Obadiah -- Pastor Wayne Eichstadt * New Testament Exegesis, 2 Thessalonians 1:6ff -- Pastor Stephen Kurtzahn * A study of issues related to dying which could be assembled into pamphlet form -- Pastor Norman Greve * A Homiletics "Booster Shot" (Essayist's choice) -- Pastor Theodore Barthels * Studies in Luther -- Pastor Paul D. Nolting * At what point does questionable practice in an element of a church body become divisive of fellowship? -- Pastor John Ude * Group discussion to review the study on the American Legion (1999 CLC General Pastoral Conference) [1998 CLC Convention Resolution, p. 95] -- Moderator, Pastor Paul Fleischer Chaplain: Pastor Roland H. Gurgel
–Rick R. Grams, Secretary
West Central Pastoral Conference
Date: September 14-16, beginning at 10:00 a.m. (CDT) on Tuesday through noon on Thursday. Place: Zion Ev. Lutheran Church, Ipswich, South Dakota Agenda: 1) New Testament Exegesis: Romans 8:1-11 -- Rev. George Dummann 2) Old Testament Exegesis: Genesis 9:1-7 -- Rev. John Johannes 3) A Study of 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 and Application of These Verses in Present Day Circumstances -- Rev. Michael Schierenbeck 4) Balancing the Value of Sermon Preparations with Other Pastoral Obligations -- Rev. Peter Reim 5) A Study of Key Reformers Who are Less Familiar -- Rev. Timothy Wheaton 6) Does Scripture Speak of "Degrees of Glory" in Heaven? -- Rev. James Naumann 7) Devotions for Sick Calls -- Rev. Andrew Schaller 8) Matthew 12:1-13 and the Application of Moral Principles to Practical Cases -- Rev. Steven Sippert 9) A Study of the Qualifications for Membership Commonly Used in Our Constitutions -- Rev. Michael Wilke 10) Book Reviews: a) Reviewer's choice of an ancient Church History resource (carry-over) -- Rev. David Fuerstenau b) Making Love Last Forever by Gary Smalley -- Rev. Frank Gantt 11) Discussion of the American Legion Conference Chaplain: Rev. John Hein Conference Speaker: Rev. Michael Roehl
–Rev. Michael Schierenbeck, Secretary
In accord with our usage and order, Stephen Sydow, who was called by Grace Lutheran Church of Live Oak, Florida to be its pastor, was ordained and installed on July 11, 1999. Pastors John Schierenbeck Karl Stewart assisted.
–Pastor Paul Larsen
Eligible For Call
John M. Cobb of Wildwood, Alberta, Canada, successfully passed the colloquy and is declared eligible for call into the ministry of the Church of the Lutheran Confession.
–Daniel Fleischer, President
The inclusion of the name of Michael Wagnitz in the clergy roster in the CLC Directory was in error. The recent report in the Spokesman of his installation implied that he was installed as pastor of Resurrection congregation of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was installed as vacancy pastor as part of the colloquy process. The process was not completed and he is no longer serving.
–Daniel Fleischer, President
Time Of Service
Holy Cross Ev. Lutheran Church in Phoenix has changed its time of Sunday service to 9:30 a.m. year around. Bible Class and Sunday School follow the service (Sept.-May).
–Pastor Delwyn Maas
Change Of Address
Pastor John H. Johannes 1784 Will Wages Rd. Dacula, Georgia 30019 Phone (678) 376-9948