October 13, 2021
REV. ANDREW ABRAHAM (Pastor, Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, Crossville, TN)
MRS. SUSANNE ELSEROAD (wife of Rev. Richard Elseroad, Grace Lutheran Church, Knoxville, TN)
REV. RONALD HALAMKA (Waxahachie, TX)
MRS. ALISON HAWKINS (Mid-South District Office)
REV. DONLEY HESSE (Emeritus, Mena, AR)
MICHELE LAYNE (Director, St. John Lutheran Child Care, Fayetteville, AR)
JOHN MALUAK BOL (son of Nathaniel Bol, SSELC) **Internal
MARK PIEPENBRINK (brother of Allen Piepenbrink, Mid-South District Office)
REV. NEIL VANDERBUSH (Chaplain*U.S. Army through the Board of International Missions)
Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of John Hass, son of Rev. Mark and Gina Hass, Fort Smith, AR) who recently passed away.
CONGREGATIONS, SCHOOLS AND WORKERS TO PRAY FOR THIS WEEK
Batesville, AR – Hope Lutheran Church — Rev. Joshua Leigeber – Vacancy Pastor
Stuttgart, AR – St. John’s Lutheran Church — Rev. Don White – Pastor
Cleveland, TN – First Lutheran Church — Rev. Robert Seaton – Pastor
Fort Smith, AR – First Lutheran Preschool — Ms. Gretchen Dufresne – Early Childhood Director
Emeritus Pastor — Rev. Donald Hefta – Hot Springs Village, AR
New Jersey District – LCMS — Rev. Stephen Gewecke –President
ACCEPTED: Rev. JD Zischke, Mid-South District Missionary-at-Large has accepted the Call to serve as Pastor to Restoration Lutheran Church, Fayetteville, AR. Installation is planned for October 17, 2021
PENDING: Rev. Neil Vanderbush, Chaplain, U.S. Military-LCMS Ministry, has been issued a Call to serve as Pastor to Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, Memphis, TN.
Pastor-Elect Trae Fistler, Candidate, has been issued a Call to serve as Pastor to Faith Lutheran Church, Hopkinsville, KY.
Rev. Willie Grills, Pastor to St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mattoon, IL has been re-issued a Call to serve as Pastor to Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla, Alexander, AR.
Rev. Michael Edwards, Pastor to Faith Lutheran Church, Springfield, MO, has been issued a Call to serve as Pastor to Our Savior Lutheran Church, Cabot, AR.
VACANT CONGREGATIONS & MINISTRIES
Mid-South District – Executive Director for Mission and Ministry
Faith Lutheran Church, Hopkinsville, KY – Pastor **A Call has been issued
Our Savior Lutheran Church, Cabot, AR – Pastor **A Call has been issued
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Memphis, TN – Pastor **A Call has been issued
Trinity Lutheran Church, Columbia, TN – Pastor
Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla, Alexander, AR – Pastor **A Call has been issued
IN THE CALLING PROCESS – COMMISSIONED MINISTERS
Avilla Christian Academy, Alexander, AR – Teachers (Middle School Grades 5th&6th; Part-Time High School)
First Lutheran School, Knoxville, TN – Part-Time Teacher (Early Childhood)
Holy Trinity Lutheran School, Bowling Green, KY – Teachers (Preschool) and Classroom Aids
St. John’s Lutheran School, Stuttgart, AR – Teachers (Early Childhood and Extended Care)
Zion Lutheran Church of Avilla, Alexander, AR – Director of Parish Music