September 21, 2018
We joyfully lift in prayer the Wartburg Parish and Pastor Thomas Kratzer, as Pastor Kratzer is installed as pastor with primary responsibility for St. John Lutheran Church, Campbell Hill (Post Oak) and St. Peter's Lutheran Church, Steeleville (Wine Hill) this Saturday evening (September 22, 2018) in worship beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Likewise, we joyfully lift in prayer St. John's Lutheran Church, Bloomington, and Pastor David Glesne, as Pastor Glesne is installed as senior pastor this Sunday (September 23, 2018) in worship beginning at 2:00 p.m.
Almighty God, all honor and glory are yours. As you have raised up in your Church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors, and teachers for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of Christ, grant now the indwelling of your Holy Spirit to Pastor Thomas Kratzer and Pastor David Glesne as they take up these calls: that they may faithfully fulfill the duties of these ministries, be sustained and encouraged in these households of faith, and rightly proclaim your gospel. We pray that the saints in the Wartburg Parish and in St. John's Lutheran Church, respectively, receive them with respect and affection, and that they return the same to these people of God, that together they may reflect the love that you have for all in Christ Jesus our Lord. To you we give praise forever: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Amen