Friday, September 18, 2015

News from the Southeastern District, LCMS

News & Events
The Southeastern District -SED

Spread the word. We want to know what your neighborhood looks like and would like to have everyone send pictures of their zip codes and post it in Instagram using #sedluthern #ineighborhood. The 3 posts with the most likes will receive a $25 gift card.  Look for rules and instructions on on website.

SED Fall Events
The fall is a very busy time with regional events and conferences for our Lutheran School Teachers, for our congregational Professional Church Workers and a series of workshops for congregation Treasurers and Stewardship teams.

Regional Educators Conferences
Regional PCW Conferences  (link for info on both locations)
Monday, October 19, 2015   Redeemer, Hyattsville MD
Tuesday, October 20, 2015   Resurrection, Cary NC
Friday, 9/25 at Holy Trinity, Statesville, NC
Saturday, 9/26 at Holy Cross, Clayton, NC
Friday, 10/9 at King of Glory, Williamsburg, VA
Saturday, 10/10 at Ascension, Landover Hills, MD
Hispanic Mission Gala
The 20th Anniversary Gala of the Hispanic Mission Society of Metropolitan DC will take place on Friday, October 16, 2015 at The Silver Spring Civic Building. Speicial guest and speakers are Bart Day, Director of the Office of National Mission and SED President Denninger.
The evening includes a Caribbean flair buffet, Latin music and dancing, cash bar,  and connecting with members of other congregations. Individual tickets are available at $55.00 Purchase tickets.

Lead Where You Are
Wellspring Women's Leadership Gathering, Oct. 3 at The Lutheran Church of St. Andrew, Silver Spring MD.
Come for a day filled with inspiration and choices!  You'll have time for activity, creativity, contemplation and learning ... words of wisdom, sharing ideas ... healthy food, great music, and fair trade shopping, too!  You'll leave with an infusion of energy, encouragement, and fresh ideas to take bold steps wherever God is calling you! More information
Southern Region
The 75th anniversary celebration at Camp Linn Haven, Linville NC was August 29.
Over 1,000 people attended the day-long festivities. There was plenty enterainment and food for everyone as well as bounce houses and games for the children. A festival service with a mass choir with. Rev. Quackenboss as the liturgist and Rev. Marty Nutter as the preacher was held in the afternoon. The day concluded with devotions and fireworks

Thank you to all members that made Camp Linn Haven's 75th Anniversary so outstanding. All of the volunteers from your congregation did an awesome job in making the day remarkable for all of our visitors. Please realize all your help is greatly appreciated.
Camp Linn Haven Anniversary Committee & Erin Sigmon.

Central Region
Concordia Seminary St. Louis Visits SED 
Seminary Director of Admission Rev. Bill Wrede will be coming to the SED to discuss seminary education and the path to becoming a pastor or deaconess. Please contact Rev. Wrede at 314.505.7221 or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Wednesday, October 21 11:45 am - 12:30 pm
Our Savior Lutheran School, Arlington, VA
Wednesday, October 21 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church, Charlottesville, VA

Good Shepherd, Midlothian Receives Special Recognitions - The Best of Richmond
Good Shepherd is one of our newest congregations but they are off to a great start. They have received the following recognitions in the recent reader polls published in Richmond Magazine and the Richmond Times Dispatch:

              Pastor Dan Prugh - Best Minister to Youth
              Good Shepherd Child Development Center - Best Non-Sport Camp
              Good Shepherd Child Development Center - Top 5 contender for Best Childcare

As a result of these recognitions the local TV station televised a special news story featuring several of the recognized organizations, including Good Shepherd. Watch Pastor Prugh's interview. 
Joining Jesus on His Mission Workshop - Oct. 17 -8:30 - 3:00 pm
St. John's Alexandria VA
Pastor Greg Finke, author of Joining Jesus on His Mission is presenting this workshop designed to help all disciples of Jesus learn how to live as everyday missionaries in simple ways, and fits in beautifully with the SED's iNeighborhood initiative. Register now . or contact St. John's church office ( or 703-971-2210)  
Northern Region
"Your Encounters with the Holy Spirit" at  Immanuel, Easton on September 26 9 am - 2 pm
A workshop led by Rev. David S. Luecke, missions pastor at Royal Redeemer Lutheran in North Royalton OH will be held at Immanuel. This workshop is based on his book, session titles are:
The Holy Spirit Work in Your Life, The Holy Spirit Work in Your Congregation, Becoming a Congregation Open to the Holy Spirit. Contact Immanuel Immanuel Easton MD for further information at 410-822-5665

Concordia Seminary St. Louis Visits SED
Seminary Director of Admission Rev. Bill Wrede will be coming to the SED to discuss seminary education and the path to becoming a pastor or deaconess. Please contact Rev. Wrede at 314.505.7221 or to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Tuesday, October 20
Dover, Delaware (9 am - 1 pm)
Lutheran Church of Saint Andrew, Silver Spring, MD (4 pm - 8 pm)
Thursday, October 22 11:00 - 12:20
Concordia Preparatory School, Towson, MD

Baltimore Lutherans in Sandtown
As a follow up to the Sunday for the City event in Sandtown, a visit is planned with the pastor and staff of New Song Community Church (1601 N. Calhoun St, 21217). ALL are welcome to come together to hear a story of ministry in the midst of the joys and struggles of this neighborhood. Contact Tina Jasion for more information or register
National LCMS
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service 
LIRS invites your congregation, your school, and your community to join in celebrating the power of God's love to transform the lives of those fleeing horrifying danger by setting aside one Sunday this year to consider the courageous and often perilous journey made by millions of refugees. More information.
Executive Director for Congregational Outreach and District Operations  
Southeastern District, LCMS 
6315 Grovedale Drive  
Alexandria VA 22310-2501 
voice: 703.971.9371, Ext. 205 or 800.637.5723, fax 703.922.6047

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