In accord with our usage and order, recent Seminary graduate, Matthew Gurath, who was called as pastor to Faith Lutheran Church of Coloma, Mich., was ordained and installed on June 4, 2000. Pastors David Baker, Mark Bernthal, Timothy Holland, David Schaller, Walter Schaller, and Prof. Roland Gurgel assisted.
–Pastor Todd Ohlmann
Change Of Address
Bertram and Alice Naumann 9320 58th Ave. Ct. E. Puyallup, WA 98371 Phone (253) 864-7983
Expression Of Gratitude
The members of our ILC and CLC families surely made my retirement a memorable one. I shall long remember the student performance and presentations on Class Day, the reception after the choir concert, the presentation and retirement purse at the commencement exercises, and the many good wishes, cards, and gifts received from my brothers and sisters in Christ. It was all rather overwhelming, and I thank you for these expressions of Christian love.
And yet, when all is said and done, Christian pastors and teachers must confess: “We are unprofitable servants: we have done that which was our duty to do” (Luke 17:10). It is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself who is carrying out His kingdom work among us, through His Word and Holy Spirit. Whenever He is able to use us as instruments in His hands, our thanksgiving and praise must ultimately redound to His glory!
I am thankful for the opportunity which the Lord graciously gave me, through your call, to share His Gospel with the students of Immanuel Lutheran College for these many years. May He continue to bless our school in the years to come, for the sake of His precious, saving Name!