August 3, 2018
We as a synod and as a church body lift up in prayer Candidate Thomas Kratzer, who will be ordained this Saturday, August 4th, 11:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church, Canton, Ohio. He has been called to serve as a pastor of the Wartburg Parish, with primary responsibility for St. John Lutheran Church, Campbell Hill, and St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Steeleville.
Eternal God, through your Holy Spirit you have called Thomas to the ministry of Word and Sacrament. Bless his proclamation of your law and gospel. Make him a faithful pastor, patient teacher, and wise counselor. Grant that in all things he may serve without reproach, that your people may be renewed and your name be glorified in the Church; through Jesus Christ, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
S. John Roth