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The Early Years of ILC-Mankato


All students, faculty, houseparents, and friends who were involved in Immanuel High School, College, and Seminary during the early years of the school are invited to a reunion in Mankato, June 23-25, 2000. More details will follow. (For more information you may contact a Reunion committee member, Prof. Gene Schreyer, at 507-387-7758.)

40th Anniversary

Grace Ev. Lutheran Church of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota will mark its 40th anniversary with a special worship service on Sunday, November 21, 1999. The service begins at 2:30 p.m. with son of the congregation, Pastor Theodore Barthels of Detroit Lakes, Minn., serving as guest speaker. Other events include a slide presentation of the history of Grace at 3:45 p.m. and a potluck supper for all members and guests at 5:00 p.m.

Grace of Sleepy Eye conducted its first worship service on Thanksgiving Day, 1959. Our CLC brethren are cordially invited to join us in thanking the Lord for all His blessings over forty years.


The October 1999 issue, p. 8, had a sentence which should be corrected to read: “But Lutheranism and Christianity in general need to return to conservatism in the truest sense of the word . . . ” We regret the error. – Ed.

Great Lakes Pastoral Conference

The conference took place September 27-29 in Eau Claire, Wis., at the ILC campus as well as at Messiah Lutheran Church. Due to lack of a chairman or secretary, this announcement is being made after the fact. The following items were presented and discussed.

1.  The Soul--A Word Study of 'Nephesh' (Old Testament Exegesis) 
    --Prof. John Pfeiffer
2.  150 Reasons To Sing (Psalmody in Worship) -- Prof. John Reim
3.  Encouraging Congregational Involvement in Evangelism -- Pastor 
    Paul Tiefel
4.  Church History Report: Missionary Efforts of the Christian Church 
    to Western border lands of the Roman Empire -- Pastor Philip Matzke
5.  Isagogics--Philippians (in sermon form for Trinity 17) -- Pastor 
    Walter Schaller
6.  Prophecies in Daniel -- Pastor Em. Paul F. Nolting
7.  New Testament Exegesis: The Reluctant Fool, 2 Corinthians 12:11-21 
    -- Prof. Michael Sydow
8.  Discussion held on memorials to convention, and the committee statement 
    regarding the American Legion.
9.  Study: Genesis 3:16, with application to marriage today -- Pastor James 
10. Essay: Evangelical Admonition: To what extent does it proceed from the 
    Law? the Gospel? -- Prof. Paul Schaller
11. Sermon Study for Advent '99 -- Pastor Michael Eichstadt

Communion Service speaker: Prof. Em. John Lau

–Pastor Mark Gurath, Secretary