Happy 50th Anniversary, Trinity in Clovis!Trinity Lutheran Church in Clovis, NM celebrated their 50th anniversary this past weekend.
We give thanks to you for the members and the ministry of this congregation:
for those who had the vision to begin this congregation,
those who sustain its present ministry,
and those who will carry its mission forward into the future.
Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Dallas (Pr. Marie Barnett) celebrated their 67th anniversary this weekend.
Mount Olive is well-known for their Wednesday morning food pantry; now read about two more of Mount Olive’s ministries on our DiscipleLife blog!
How is your congregation doing God’s work with your hands? Send photos and stories to Criss at firstname.lastname@example.org!
2015 Table Talks: The Use of the Means of Grace
Tuesday, Sept. 29 • Streng Center
Have you ever wondered…
Who should be baptized?
Do I have to be baptized to take Communion?
Who should be admitted to the Table? And at what age?
And what’s the deal with giving out grapes and Goldfish?
Join us Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Streng Center of the Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center at Briarwood or online on our YouTube channel for a conversation about sacramental practice and ways to provide pastoral care that is theologically grounded.
The cost to attend is $12 for those who pay now with a credit card, or you can pay $15 at the door (cash or check).
If you cannot attend in person, register to attend online (no fee). We will email you with a reminder the day before the event, with the links to watch the Table Talk live.
Monday, Oct. 26 • 7:30 p.m.
Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center at Briarwood
Join us in person or online for this special presentation by ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
Watching online? Register and we’ll send you an email reminder with the live stream link!
Jesus came to break that mold to refocus our eyes on God, reminding us to love God with all our hearts, minds, and souls, and to love our neighbors as ourselves.
For more information, email NTNLYouthLeaders@yahoo.com.
2015 Seeds that Change Dinner & Fundraiser
Saturday, October 17
Iglesia Luterana Santa María de Guadalupe, Irving
Special Meal and Musical Program organized by the Hispanic/Latino Conference of the NT-NL Mission Area.
Please consider a donation for the silent and live auctions!
For more information, or to donate contact Hattie M. Hammer, Executive Director at email@example.com.
2016 Mission Endowment Fund Grants
The goal of the Mission Endowment Fund is to award grants for specific and identifiable projects or programs of NT-NL Mission Area missions and congregations. MEF is now accepting grant applications for 2016!
All applications must use the application form linked below. One copy of the completed application form, along with requested attachments, must be received by October 31.
Texas Lutheran University, Jackson Auditorium
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
This event is open to the public and sponsored by the TLU Brown Cultural Enrichment Fund. Tickets are available at the TLU Bookstore (in the Alumni Student Center on campus) or online. All tickets are general admission. The cost to the public is $15 per person.
Save the Date!
Luther & Bach: A Music Marriage Made in Heaven
October 11, 2015 • 7:00 p.m.
Zion Lutheran Church
6121 East Lovers Lane, Dallas
Sponsored by the American Luther Research Center
Although there is no charge for this event, please RSVP by October 4 and direct questions to Sandra Bauer at 972-241-3545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Offering Opportunity
In August, the Mosaic offices in Corsicana, TX were hit by lightning, taking out the phone system, all computer systems, and air conditioning units. They estimate they will need $25,000 in non-budgeted cash to cover the expense of replacing their office equipment.
Insurance will not cover the cost of the damaged equipment because they deemed the lightning hit to be an “Act of God.” Let’s show them what an “Act of God” actually looks like!
The NT-NL Mission Area already sent an initial $2,500; how close can we get to meeting the $25,000 need?
You can make a donation through your congregation or send your checks to the mission office (Christ Evangelical Lutheran Mission Center, 680 Copper Canyon Rd., Argyle, TX 76226), designated for “Mosaic in Corsicana.” Let’s help Mosaic replace their office equipment so they can continue serving people with intellectual disabilities and providing them with opportunities to live a full life.
Upcoming Events in the NT-NL Mission Area and Beyond:
- Sep. 29: Table Talk: The Use of the Means of Grace with Pr. Kevin Strickland & Pr. Martin Seltz
- Oct. 9: Briarwood Invitational Golf Outing
- Oct. 9-10: NT-NL Synodical Women’s Organization Fall Retreat
- Oct. 17: MEF “Seeds that Change” Dinner
- Oct. 21: TLU Brown Distinguished Lecture: Garrison Keillor
- Oct. 23-25: Lutheran Men in Mission’s One Year To Live Retreat
- Oct. 26: An Evening with Presiding Bishop Eaton
- Oct. 26-28: 2015 Bishop’s Convocation: NT-NL Welcomes Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton
- Nov. 2: Portico Pre-Retirement Seminar
- Nov. 3: Portico Early/Mid-Career Financial Wellness Seminar
- Nov. 13-15: Divergent – Jr. High Gathering 2015
- Nov. 15: Lutheran Campus Ministry Trivia Challenge
- Dec. 4-6, 13: TLU Christmas Vespers
- Jan. 15-17, 2016: NT-NL High School Service Weekend
- Jan. 25-27, 2016: Tri-Synodical Theological Leadership Conference
- Feb. 19-21, 2016: Peer Ministry Leadership Event
- Apr. 22-24, 2016: NT-NL Mission Assembly
Do you have news or announcements to share? Please submit them to Criss Forshay (email@example.com) for consideration for our next NT-NL News. Don’t forget to include a picture or logo! p