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Praising God for the ministry of Dennis Gehrke!
The Missouri District bids farewell to Dennis Gehrke who will be retiring as Assistant to the President for Education for the Missouri District of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod. Dennis has served Lutheran schools for over 40 years. Read more ...

                   Dennis and his wife Dorothy
High School Students Gathered for 2016 Peer Ministry Training
The 2016 Peer Ministry Training (PMT) was held at the Sojourn Center, Feb. 12-14This year's PMT was an opportunity to come together with high school youth and youth counselors who wanted to learn additional/intentional skills in counseling/discipleship to serve in their youth ministry, congregation, school, community and family.  Read more...
Help Restore St. Trinity, St. Louis' Former Parsonage
St. Trinity, St. Louis' most pressing project right now is the restoration of the former parsonage. This beautiful home had fallen into disrepair but is well on its way to being restored. When completed it will become a centerpiece of our work. It will be an attractive gathering place both for the neighbors and for regulars at St. Trinity. It will be used for study, fellowship and social events. It will also provide housing for interns and mission teams on the second floor. It's close enough to the sanctuary to be used for Sunday School and much more. Read more. . .

St. John's, Monett: Give It Away Campaign
Through the power of God's love St. John's Lutheran Church, Monett undertook an initiative in the spring of 2014 to share His love with people in our community. It started with a challenge by our Pastor to raise funds with the purpose of "giving it away" to families in need. During the balance of 2014, the church raised $10,764. In December of that year working with area organizations and school counselors, 15 recipients were identified. Each was provided a check in the amount of $500 Read more. . .
Host a Student from The Choirs of Walther Christian Academy
The Choirs of Walther Christian Academy, a Lutheran high school near Concordia University Chicago, will be presenting a sacred concert at Concordia Seminary (801 Seminary Place, St. Louis) on Tuesday, March 8th at 8:00 p.m. We are looking for hosts to house students from the choir on Tuesday night March 8 Read more. . .
Announcements/Other News

Upcoming Missouri District Event in conjunction with Ambassadors of Reconciliation
We are pleased to announce that the Missouri District will be hosting a new training course from Ambassadors of Reconciliation on April 16 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Wentzville. Click HERE for more information and to register.

Zion Harvester's Annual Sausage Supper & Spring Craft Fair

Sunday, Feb. 21 | 12 - 7 pm
3866 S. Old Highway 94, St. Charles, MO 63304
636-441-7425 | ZionHarvester.org/church

Dine In | Fellowship Hall Carry Outs | School Commons Craft Fair | Welcome Center
Please plan to attend and invite friends, family, and neighbors for our annual sausage supper.
Adults $10.00 | C
hildren (6-12) $4.00 | Children under 6 free. Carry out, $10.00.
Great food and fellowship come together for a wonderful event.

The Collegium Vocale of St. Louis Invites you to The Heart of Compassion: Sacred Cantatas by J S Bach
Concert of baroque music on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. at the Village Lutheran Church, 9237 Clayton Rd, 63124. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. An introductory lecture will be presented at 2:30 p.m. by Artistic Director, Dr. Bruce Carvell.

Concordia University Wind Sumphony to Perform
The Concordia University Wind Symphony will perform at Saint John's Lutheran Church, 3517 Jeffco Blvd, Arnold, on Friday, March 4 at 7 p.m. The Wind Symphony is the premier instrumental ensemble at Concordia University Chicago. This 52-member organization will perform a variety of music in many forms and styles, that will make this event a pleasure for everyone. Admission is free; however, a freewill offering will be received. For additional information please contact Rev. Andy Becker at (636) 464-0096.

Group Publishing's VBS Funshop! Training with a Twist
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 5
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 5901 E. 135th St., Grandview, MO 64030
Click HERE for more information.

Once Upon A Tree
On March 4, 5 and 6, Christ Memorial Productions (CMP) will present Once Upon a Tree. Reserved tickets are being offered free of charge, presenting a wonderful opportunity to attend this depiction of Jesus' life. Click
for more information.

Lutheran Singles Ministry Retre

April 8-10, 2016
Saint Paul Lutheran High School in Concordia, MO Hosted by: Saint Paul Lutheran High School & Lutheran Singles Ministry Planning Committee
Click HERE for brochure/registration form.

2016 Heartland DCE Conference
DCEs and other parish professionals who are interested in enhancing the intentionality and effectiveness of Christian education in the church are invited to attend the 2016 Heartland DCE Conference at Concordia University, Nebraska from May 19-21. Keynote speakers include Dr. Thom Rainer, Thom and Joani Schultz and Dr. Phil Schwadel. Registration is $100. Go to www.cune.edu/heartlandDCE for more information.

2016 LWML Missouri District Convention

Dates: June 3-5, 2016
Location: Osage Center, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Theme: God's Love Spans the Centuries, based on Matthew 28:20b
"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
CLICK HERE for more information.

District and Church Events
          ( Peer Ministry Training for High School Students, Missouri District Junior High Spring Retreat,              National Youth Gathering and  RSTM: Engaging Your Community Event)

Installations and Ordinations
Personnel Changes and Calling Congregations
LCMS Missouri District News             
              (Send Me St. Louis Announces Winter/Spring Training Schedule)