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Our Savior In Fenton, Expands Early Childhood Program

Our Savior Lutheran School in Fenton is expanding its Early Childhood Center to include a new preschool program for two-year olds.The program, which begins Aug. 18, will offer full and half-day sessions. Enrollment options include two days (Tue/Thurs), three days (Mon/Wed/Fri) or five days (Mon-Fri). Before and after-care will also be available from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Read more . . .


Taken from the July 2016 RSTM Newsletter and Contributed by Rev. Aaron Witt, Pastor, Christ Lutheran Church, Columbus, Neb.

Years ago, I was a distance runner for my school's track team. In preparing for track meets, I would figure out a plan as to how I would run my race. At the sound of the starting gun, I would put that plan into action. Distance races take a while to run. It would be easy to lose my focus, especially if the race didn't go as I had planned. Still, with endurance, patience and encouragement from my teammates and coaches, I'd always follow through to the finish.  Read more . . . 



Lutheran Family and Children's Services of Missouri
Announces the Retirement of President/CEO Rev. Alan Erdman, Effective July 1, 2016.

Rev. Erdman has directed significant contributions and outstanding service throughout his notable 24-year career at LFCS. He led the organization through unprecedented challenges, navigating the financial recession, reacting to funding challenges, and successfully expanding vital services. His passion for the team and relentless focus on serving children and families in need have made LFCS a leading service provider throughout the state of Missouri. 

Click here to read the official press release.


Generations Campaign Reaches $146 Million Mark

Generations: The Campaign for Concordia Seminary has raised more than $146 million in gifts and pledges since its inception in July 2012. The amount raised represents 81 percent of the campaign's $180 million goal.

"It's inspiring to see the generosity shown for the Lord's mission through the Seminary," said Seminary President Dr. Dale A. Meyer. "My words are inadequate to express the depth of our thanks. Donors truly make a profound difference, a positive difference as we go about our daily work. We thank God and thank you!" Read more . . .


Announcements/Other News

2016 Missouri District Pastors' Conference
District Pastors will meet at Tan-Tar-A in Osage Beach on October 31 - November 1 for the Missouri District Pastors' conference "God's Gift of Marriage in Troubled Times." CLICK HERE for more information and to register.

The Missouri District will be offering five conferences this fall to support our congregations and lay leaders. The purpose of the conference will be to encourage, equip and connect volunteers in our congregations through practical presentations, partnerships and networking. 

Five dates & locations across the district! A wide variety of breakout sessions! Join us for a wide variety of interesting topics to assist your congregation and its leaders.

All location times are 8:00 a.m. – Noon and registration is only $10 per person.

Click on the date/location below for more information and to register.


Mission Opportunities Short Term (MOST Ministries)

MOST Ministries is a Recognized Service Organization of The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) that connects, trains, and sends short-term mission teams throughout the world, is seeking a full-time Executive Director.
The Executive Director is responsible for managing the overall business of MOST Ministries and overseeing the operation of its programs and services, managing all strategic relationships with missionaries and national church leaders in the field, and serving as primary ministry representative to congregations, church organizations, funding sources and other organizations that assist MOST Ministries in carrying out its mission. A candidate must be a member of an LCMS congregation and have international mission experience. The full job description can be found at www.mostministries.org. Resumes may be submitted to MOST search committee, 643 Ironwood Way, Saline, MI 48176 or Jobs@mostministries.org.

Mid Missouri Hospital Ministry

The Lutheran congregations in central Missouri provide and support a pastoral hospital ministry at the Columbia hospitals. The Mid Missouri Hospital Ministry has called the Rev. Richard Igmire to serve as chaplain to Lutheran hospital patients. The patient or his/her pastor may contact Chaplain at 573-231-2424 (cell) or by email ingmire67@hotmail.com to inform him of the hospital stay. Otherwise, a visit from Chaplain Igmire can be expected provided the patient registers as Lutheran.

Volunteers are the heart of the Hospice Team.

We depend on our Hospice volunteers to help us provide the extra love and care our clients and their families need at this time in their life. Heartland volunteers offer support, companionship and practical, caring help to this special group of people. Staying with the patient so family members can take a break, reading scripture to patients, or holding their hand. The help and support our volunteers give is returned to them in countless ways. You can make a DIFFERENCE. All assignments are in close proximity to your home, work or school. You can donate as little or as much of your time as you desire. Please contact Virginia at 314-453-0990 if you would like to bring something special into someone's life. Be sure to inquire about our next Training Class.

District and Church Events
          ( National Youth Gathering Missouri District School Administrators' Conference, E2 Encourage and Equip Conferences 2016 Missouri District Pastors' Conference and  Junior High Retreats: Fall 2016 & Spring 2017) 
Installations and Ordinations
Personnel Changes and Calling Congregations
LCMS Missouri District News             



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