Bulletin – June 12

Faith Call News
Pastor Mark Bernthal has accepted our call to serve as vacancy pastor. This will begin on June 20th. …. Pastor Nathanael Mayhew is considering the call which we extended to him on May 26.

CLC Call News
Pastor Rick Grams of Hecla, SD has announced his retirement from the public ministry effective June 30… Seminary graduate Joe Naumann has accepted the call to serve as associate pastor of Immanuel, Mankato… Teacher graduate Andrew Roehl has accepted the call to teach at Messiah, Eau Claire.

Men’s Retreat
Men, you are invited attend the “Man Up” men’s retreat this summer, from Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28. It will be held at beautiful Wyalusing State Park near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin (one hour south of LaCrosse). The cost is only $75 for the weekend and includes lodging, meals, and activities. Registration deadline is July 1, 2016. The retreat is being organized by CLC congregations in Minnesota and Wisconsin to strengthen and encourage men 18 years and older in their God-given roles in the home, church and society. The weekend will include Bible Study, Fellowship, Leadership Training, Team and Relationship Building and Worship, including awesome outdoor activities. Sign up today at www.manup.clclutheran.org or email Nathanael Mayhew at ndmayhew@juno.com.

Reformation Hymn Poetry
The CLC Worship Committee is currently inviting church members to submit original Reformation-themed hymn poetry for potential use in our congregations. This is pursuant to the convention’s directive that the committee should be “soliciting worship material from the membership of the CLC.” Authors should set their work to a known hymn tune and while they may copyright their submissions, hymns should be licensed in a way so as to allow free distribution and use. Interested writers may contact Pastor David Schaller (bach_leipzig@hotmail.com) to request a submission form containing further information. The submission deadline is September 30, 2016.
Professorage Update
The Immanuel Professorage Committee (IPC) has been doing a lot of planning for projects that will upgrade the professorage that Professor Paul Naumann will be moving into this summer. We are looking for volunteer help immediately before or after Convention, or anytime in June and early July convenient for you (in teams or individuals). In particular, the time after Convention (ends June 26) will be the most crucial and helpful. Projects include: installing new windows & siding, installing new carpeting/flooring, updating kitchen, painting inside, and fencing in the back yard. Those who are able to help with any of these projects or would like more details, please contact Pastor Paul Tiefel (715-829-2000/tiefels@hotmail.com).