The Rite of Ordination was held for Rev. Thomas T. Presley on Sunday, August 13, 2017 at Grace Lutheran Church, Huntsville, Alabama. The Installation of Rev. Presley will take place in Mountain Home, AR on September 17. Rev. Presley will assume his role as associate pastor and church planter in the Jonesboro Circuit of the […]
The Installation of Associate Pastor Travis Ferguson at Grace Lutheran Church, Knoxville, TN on July 30, 2017.
Workshops have begun The Mid-South District invited Rev. Dr. Mark Wood from the LCMS Office of National Mission in St. Louis to conduct the “Every One His Witness” workshop. There were 3 beta-test sites held across the district: Christ the King, Memphis, TN; Shepherd of the Hills, Crossville, TN; and First, Hot Springs, AR. Multiple […]
At the Sunday, August 6 worship service, Paul Kritsch, pastor of Chapel of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Sharps Chapel, TN announced that the church’s Norris Shores property has been sold and that as a result the church’s building fund more than doubled. At the announcement, the congregation broke into applause and stood to sing […]
Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of St Philip Lutheran Church, Chattanooga, August 20, 2017. Celebrants for the event included Rev. Joseph Jacks, resident pastor; Rev. Ed Rosser, preacher; and President Roger Paavola, sending greeting from the District and Synod.
President’s Forum held at the District offices July 24, 25, 2017. The President’s Forum is a time when the Presidents Emeriti come to hear the major events affecting the Mid-South District, and assist in planning for the future endeavors of the District in service to our congregations, schools, ECC’s, and professional church worker staff. Pictured […]
The 2017 Fall Pastors Conference is fast approaching. Register by September 8 to reserve your room. Please share this information with any deacons, vicars or retired pastors in your congregation. When registering, note the option to stay an additional night to enjoy the Reformation Choral Concert Friday evening (the additional night at the hotel will […]
The Point, Knoxville joyfully celebrated the installation of Pastor Adam Woldt on July 9th. This church planted by Pastor Matt Peoples seven years ago, meets in a movie theater and seeks “to connect with the disconnected.” Pastor Greg Bearss preached at the service with over 200 in attendance, and Pastor Stephen Skov officiated in the […]
The Ordination and Installation of Pastor Eric Rudsenske, at Concordia Lutheran Church, Jackson, TN took place on Sunday, July 23. Those pictured include: Front Row (L-R) Rev. Mark Goble, Circuit Visitor; Rev. Dr. Roger Paavola; Rev. Rudsenske; Rev. Chuck Neugebauer, Regional Vice-President; Rev. Bill Stevenson. Back Row (L-R) Deacon Jeremy McDonald, representing Grace Lutheran Church, […]
Deaconess House (Nyumba ya Wadiakonia) is a mission started by the Southeast of Lake Victoria Diocese of the Lutheran Church of Tanzania. This home provides shelter, security and a vocational training program for young women with albinism. This is known in the Diocese as Right to Live with Albinism. This specific ministry teaches the young […]