This week we pray for:
St. Martin in Littlefield (Pr. Amanda Ullrich)
San Gabriel in Alvarado (Pr. Jesús Escamilla)
Heart of Texas Mission Conference
The 2015 NT-NL Prayer Partners can be found at ntnl.org/2015PrayerPartners or you can download the PDF here.
Happy 50th Anniversary, Saint Stephen in Shreveport!
2015 Table Talks: The Use of the Means of Grace
Tune in tomorrow!
Register here and we’ll email you a reminder with the link tomorrow morning!
Join us in person or online for this special presentation by ELCA Presiding Bishop Elizabeth Eaton.
This free event is open to all and will be live streamed through our YouTube channel, DiscipleLifeMission. This event is part of the 2015 NT-NL Bishop’s Convocation.
Register to reserve your spot!
Watching online? Register and we’ll email you a reminder with the live stream link!
Social Media Sunday is coming!
On Reformation Sunday, Oct. 25, let’s follow in Martin Luther’s footsteps by using the social media of our day to “reform” what people think of church!
Tweet, post, share, reblog, and selfie yourself in church and use the hashtag #SMS15 (and #ntnlife!) After all, Christ has no online presence but yours!
Find out more at ntnl.org/sms15
2015 Junior High Gathering Registration packet
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
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.
Brown Distinguished Lecture: Garrison Keillor
Texas Lutheran University, Jackson Auditorium
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 • 7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
For more information click here.
Save the Date!
TLU’s Christmas Vespers will be December 4, 5, 6 at Jackson Auditorium in Seguin, and December 13 at St. Martin’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Austin. Tickets will be available November 1.
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. There is no charge for this event, but 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. 25: Social Media Sunday #SMS15
- 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
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