Friday, October 21, 2005

How About Some Good News?


Spread the word! Help us sponsor confessional Lutheran Churches!

A few months back, I posted about the ULMA, a new association of independent confessional Lutheran churches. There are two churches in the association right now, both of whom left the Missouri Synod after the disastrous convention in 2004.

One of them is my church, Pilgrim Lutheran. There are several other congregations wanting to join the association, in this country as well as in Germany and Australia. There are also some wanting to be mission congregations because they would need support if they left their current affiliation.

A new independent Lutheran congregation in Milwaukee is now being started, I believe in response to the family who has come to worship with us in Decatur, IL on more than one Sunday, all the way from Milwaukee. Because they cannot find a confessional Lutheran Church in the area. That is a 5 hour drive. And that is a fact.

These people had no ties to our congregation, but when they found out we left the Missouri Synod, and why we left, they decided to visit one Sunday last spring. And they have come back one or two other times to worship in addition to meeting with our pastors. An amazing story, I think.


The following is from Reclaim News, edited by the Rev. Jack Cascione. He is the pastor of the other church presently in the association, Redeemer Lutheran in Michigan, and a very strong Waltherian Lutheran. One of our pastors will be guest preacher on the advertised date in November and teach the Bible Class. Which will be a definite treat for Milwaukee. But I'm biased.

"ULMA to Open New Independent Lutheran Congregation In Milwaukee

The United Lutheran Mission Association is opening a traditional independent Lutheran church in the Milwaukee area. Advertisements about the first worship service will appear in Milwaukee area papers.

Volunteers who would like to participate in passing our flyers on October 28-29 in northwestern Milwaukee suburbs, including Brookfield and Wauwatosa, should call 217-877-2444.

COME WORSHIP WITH US!

WHERE:
Holiday Inn Express
Conference Room
11111 West North Ave.
Wauwatosa, Wisconsin 53226
Phone 414-778-0333

WHEN & WHAT:
Worship Service, Sunday, November 20 at 9:00 a.m.
Bible Study/ Informational meeting at 10:15 a.m.

WHO:
Guest Preacher
Rev. William Abbott
Pastor of Pilgrim Lutheran Church in Decatur IL
217-877-2444

Abbott's Bible class will focus on "The Sheep Judge Their Shepherd" by C.F.W. Walther, and related Bible texts.

For more information you may also call one of our sponsoring congregations:
Pilgrim Lutheran Church of Decatur, Illinois at 217-875-1115
Redeemer Lutheran Church of St. Clair Shores, Michigan at 586-294-0640

Information online is available at http://www.unitedlutheranmission.org/ or by emailing milwaukee@unitedlutheranmission.org.

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List owner and Reclaim News editor, Rev. Jack Cascione can be reached at pastorcascione@juno.com

Also participate in http://www.lutherquest.org/ for discussion.

Also view http://www.reclaimingwalther.org/ for papers, articles, & previous releases."


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