January 19, 2022
MRS. SUSANNE ELSEROAD (wife of Rev. Richard Elseroad, Grace Lutheran Church, Knoxville, TN)
KNOX (3 year old son to the cousin of Sabrina Gunderson, Early Childhood Director, Crossville, TN)
REV. RONALD HALAMKA (Waxahachie, TX)
MRS. ALISON HAWKINS (Mid-South District Office)
REV. DONLEY HESSE (Emeritus, Mena, AR)
REV. CHAD PHILIPP (Pastor, St. Luke Lutheran & St. Paul Lutheran, DeWitt/Gillett, AR)
REV. GIL PINGEL (Emeritus, Chattanooga, TN)
REV. DAVID TEWS (Emeritus, Horseshoe Bend, AR)
CHARLES TAYLOR (husband to Pat Taylor, Church Administrator, Our Savior Cabot, AR)
MARC HIGGINS (Treasurer, Mid-South District Board of Directors) Maumelle, AR
REV. NATHAN JANSEN (Pastor, St. John Lutheran Church, Burns, TN)
REV. JOSEPH RANDRIANASOLO; the city of Fianarantsoa (Madagascar) and LIME as they continue to deal with a devastating drought.
We continue to lift up all those affected by the devastating tornadoes in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Kentucky and send prayers for those assisting in the recovery and clean-up efforts.
Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Rev. Don Schmidt (Pastor, Messiah Lutheran Church, Memphis, TN) who passed away January 12, 2022.
Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Rev. Dr. Wesley Toncre (Pastor Emeritus, Conway, AR) who passed away January 14, 2022.
CONGREGATIONS, SCHOOLS AND WORKERS TO PRAY FOR THIS WEEK
Jonesboro, AR – All Saints Lutheran Church — Rev. Joshua Leigeber & Rev. Andrew Lehman – Pastors
Paragould, AR – Redeemer Lutheran Church — Rev. A.J. Neugebauer & Kirk Neugebauer – Pastors
Columbia, TN – Trinity Lutheran Church — Rev. David Lampman – Vacancy Pastor
Alexander, AR – Avilla Christian Academy Preschool — Ms. Lauren Fox – Early Childhood Director
Emeritus Pastor — Rev. John Lindner – Bella Vista, AR
Southern Illinois District – LCMS — Rev. Timothy Scharr –President
ACCEPTED: Rev. Michael Edwards, Pastor to Faith Lutheran Church, Springfield, MO, has accepted the Call to serve as Pastor to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Cabot, AR. Installation planned for January 30, 2022 at 2:00PM.
Rev. Mark Bushuiakovish, Associate Pastor to Christ the King Lutheran Church, Southgate, MI has accepted the Call to serve as Associate Pastor to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Nashville, TN. Installation planned for Sunday, February 6, 2022 at 4:30PM.
Rev. William Zwick, Pastor to First Lutheran Church, Harrison, AR, has accepted the Call to serve as Executive Director of Missions & Ministry to the Mid-South District Office, Cordova, TN. Installation date is pending.
VACANT CONGREGATIONS & MINISTRIES
Hope Lutheran Church, Batesville, AR & Zion Lutheran Church, Waldenburg, AR – Pastor
First Lutheran Church, Blytheville, AR – Pastor
Peace Lutheran Church, Conway, AR – Pastor
St. Matthew Lutheran Church, Conway, AR – Pastor
Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbia, TN – Pastor
IN THE CALLING PROCESS – COMMISSIONED MINISTERS
Avilla Christian Academy, Alexander, AR – Teachers (Middle School Grades 5th&6th)
Christ Lutheran School, Little Rock, AR – DCE
Christ the King, Memphis, TN – Teachers (Pre-K; 1st grade and P.E./Athletics) First Lutheran School, Fort Smith, AR – Teachers for 3rd and 4th grades
First Lutheran School, Knoxville, TN – Part-Time Teacher (Early Childhood)
Grace Lutheran Early Childhood Development Center, Little Rock, AR – Early Childhood Teachers and Aids
Holy Trinity Lutheran School, Bowling Green, KY – Teachers (Preschool) and Classroom Aids
Immanuel Lutheran School, Memphis, TN – Teachers
St. John’s Lutheran School, Stuttgart, AR – Teachers (Early Childhood and Extended Care)
Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla, Alexander, AR – Director of Parish Music