‘Sons of Trinity’ Help Celebrate Forty Years
On August 15, 1999 Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church celebrated its 40th anniversary with a special service entitled: “We are all Sons and Heirs.” The ‘sons of the congregation’–those men who grew up at Trinity and have since gone on to serve as pastors in the CLC– conducted the service.
These men did not explain what they had become since they last were members of Trinity. They rather expressed what we all have in common: 1) we are all sons of men, born in sin; 2) we are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus; 3) we are all sons of the prophets, called to speak and teach others the Word of Truth; 4) we are all sons of Zion–scorned by the world but loved by the Lord; 5) we are all heirs of everlasting life.
These ‘sons of the congregation’ include:
Pastor George Dummann, the son of Paul and Melanie Dummann. George was baptized (1972) and confirmed (1987) as a member of Trinity. He now serves the Lord Jesus as pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Valentine, Nebraska.
Pastor John Klatt is the son of Ed and Elna Klatt. John was confirmed as a member of Trinity on June 24, 1962. He currently serves the Lord Jesus as pastor of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Spring (Houston), Texas.
Pastor Elton Hallauer is the son of Arnold and Ella Hallauer, charter members of Trinity. Elton serves the Lord Jesus as His undershepherd of Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Morris, Minnesota and Peace Lutheran Church in Parkers Prairie, Minnesota.
Pastor David Fuerstenau is the son of Vernon and Hannah Fuerstenau. David was confirmed with John Klatt on June 24, 1962. He now serves the Lord of the Church as pastor of First Lutheran Church in Faulkton, South Dakota and Zion Lutheran Church in Ipswich, South Dakota.
Pastor Norman Greve is the son of Pastor and Mrs. (Lila) Vernon Greve. Norman’s father was a former pastor of Trinity. Norman now serves as pastor of Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Eagle Lake, Minnesota.
Pastor Dale Redlin is retired from the public ministry, but still serves periodically as a vacancy pastor in the CLC. Dale might also be considered a son of the congregation because his parents, Mr. & Mrs. Levi Redlin, were members of Trinity.
Pastor Joel Fleischer is the son of Pastor and Mrs. (Barbara) Daniel Fleischer. Pastor Daniel Fleischer is a former pastor of Trinity. Joel might be considered a son of the congregation because he was baptized as a member of Trinity on August 20, 1967. Joel now serves the Lord Jesus as pastor of Calvary Lutheran Church in Marquette, Michigan.
–Pastor Andrew Schaller