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Heading Home We’re heading back to the US for a bit. Please read the update about this in the newsletter.  Our letter this month also introduces our great new colleague at the Riga Luther Academy and updates a bit about the progress–despite COVID–that we’ve made in our teaching efforts.  Thanks to all our supporters. Your help and especially your prayers…

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October 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   St. Michael Lutheran Church in Prague, Czech Republic. Learning the liturgy Try to imagine attending a Lutheran church service blindfolded. How would you follow along with the liturgy? How would you know when to sit or stand? How would you know what to expect…

Schuschke_Germany_Sep2020.pdf

September 2020 Serving the Lord in Germany News from Pastor Gary Schuschke   Autumn Blessings! We have begun some of our regular autumn activities.  Our confirmation and youth Bible study classes are meeting on site again.  Our handbells are rehearsing with masks and social distancing. And we have been blessed to have new people joining us for worship.  The members of Trinity Lutheran…

Krause_Germany_Oct2020

  Dear Friends,  It’s October, the time of year when we remember the Reformation. It’s the time of year when we hit hard on the topic that believers have been saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ Jesus as told to us through Scripture alone. At this time, we are reminded how much God loves and cares for His people…

Asher_Germany_Sep2020.pdf

    Serving the Lord in Germany News from the Ashers Where does the time go?  This month has flown by and we apologize for not getting this to you sooner.  It seems that the seasons have changed again as there is SNOW on the ground in Minnesota!  Please click on the newsletter to learn more about our changes and about…

Cortright_Eurasia_Oct2020.pdf

    Thanks! Our open rate was better last month. We appreciate it and we are glad you have opened up this month’s letter. The launch of the Introduction to Theology course has gone well; as I write this we will have our 5th 3-hour class this coming Monday (19 October). It is really quite amazing just from the standpoint…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Sep2020.pdf

September 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   American LCMS volunteers help tutor Eurasia church workers in English. Unexpected Blessings We all know that life changed when COVID appeared, including travel restrictions, quarantines and facemasks. How we work also changed, but God continues to bless our mission work in exciting new ways. Part…

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    A time for everything– In the book of Ecclesiastes, the author exhorts us that there is a time for everything. These words provide immeasurable comfort to me in times of change. “Change” seems to be happening all around us these days, but the words in Ecclesiastes remind us that God is ultimately in control, and he will make all…

Anders_Eurasia_Oct2020.pdf

    A time for everything– In the book of Ecclesiastes, the author exhorts us that there is a time for everything. These words provide immeasurable comfort to me in times of change. “Change” seems to be happening all around us these days, but the words in Ecclesiastes remind us that God is ultimately in control, and he will make all…

Important Update from Alyssa in Russia

View this email in your browser A time for everything– In the book of Ecclesiastes, the author exhorts us that there is a time for everything. These words provide immeasurable comfort to me in times of change. “Change” seems to be happening all around us these days, but the words in Ecclesiastes remind us that God is ultimately in control, and…

Kaster_Czech Republic_Sep2020.pdf

    September 2020 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters   Joy-Fully Lutheran! The Czech countryside is peppered with castles and ruins of castles. If you pass one frequently, you may never notice it. But other times, when the light is just right, they look totally different. When they catch your eye, they make you wonder: what…

Warner_Spain_Sep2020_3.pdf

Dear Pastors and Church Workers,    Greetings in the Name of the Lord from Spain, I pray this message finds you well.   Attached please find the PDF version of our September 2020 missionary newsletter.  Whatever way you can best share this with your people, we are most appreciative.     Peace in Christ to you all, David   Pastor David Warner…

Krause_Germany_Sept2020.pdf

  Dear Friends,  I hope the change in season finds you all healthy and well! This season reminds me of the 4th verse of the hymn, Abide with Me (LSB 878). The glories of earth are passing away, change is ever present, yet God never changes and continues to abide with us. I pray God’s peace comforts you throughout all the…

Schuschke_Germany_Aug2020.pdf

    August 2020 Serving the Lord in Germany News from Pastor Gary Schuschke   A Joyful Baptism and School Days Begin Again! We celebrated our first baptism since the Covid-19 restrictions were put in place! People joined us for this celebration from all around world on our YouTube channel.  More people are joining us now for worship each week.  And school days…

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        The Missionary Journey of Rev David and Shelee Warner -SEPTEMBER 2020- www.lcms.org/warner     Only let us hold true to what we have attained.                                                                    …

Helge_Czech Republic_Aug2020

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Benjamin Helge and what God is doing in the Czech Republic and beyond. My dear partner in sharing the Gospel, prayer warrior and friend, Thank you for your feedback last month. This new visual newsletter format resonated with many of you. So, I am back again with more pictures and stories about…

Irwin_Czech Republic_Aug2020.pdf

Blessings From Bohumín   Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe!   Greetings in the name of our Savior! As the leaves begin to fall off the trees here in the Czech Republic, I pray that God is granting you opportunities to serve Him this fall. Even in…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Aug2020.pdf

    July-August 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   A recent post on the Instagram page cindyzprahy (Cindy z Prahy). A free new way for you to help As I review the mobile prayer app pilot test results, I see that many app visitors spend the most time looking at the Scripture…

Holding True

View this email in your browser The Missionary Journey of Rev David and Shelee Warner -SEPTEMBER 2020- www.lcms.org/warner Only let us hold true to what we have attained.                                                                    …

Cortright_Eurasia_Sept2020.pdf

    OK, so Mailchimp told us to use something attention grabbing in our address line! It’s true; however, we usually see about a 48% open rate of our monthly letter. Thanks for opening us up this far and helping our self-esteem : ).   The Lord be with you!   In our letter this month I write about a visit…

Connections

Your family, your neighbors around the world View this email in your browser Dear Mission, You’re connected. Who are your neighbors?  Where does your family live?  Around the world!!  Meet Evandro, his wife Neiva and their son Leonardo.        They are your fellow Lutherans, members of our sister church in Brazil, currently living in Madrid. On our recent trip…

Kaster_Czech Republic_Aug2020.pdf

August 2020 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters   Joy-Fully Lutheran! Summer here is filled with flowers but passes oh, so quickly! So, you better enjoy it while it is here. This month, we visited the beautiful city of Karlovy Vary for a day, just to take in God’s handiwork. We hope your summer was filled with…

Krause_Germany_Aug2020.pdf

Dear Friends,  If you are like me, the arrival of August seemed to come almost too quickly yet very slowly at the same time! When time doesn’t make sense to me, I take comfort in knowing that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever!” (Heb. 13:8 ESV)  Whatever life sends your way, I pray you remember that our Lord,…

Irwin_Czech Republic_July2020.pdf

Blessings From Bohumín   Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe! Happy back to school season! I pray that you are staying safe and healthy as students slowly head back to school this fall. I continue to pray for our teachers who are doing their best to give…

Schuschke_Germany_July2020.pdf

      July 2020 Serving the Lord in Germany News from Pastor Gary Schuschke   Reaching Out with Technology and a Special Celebration! We are so blessed to be gathering for worship again. Meanwhile, we are continuing to reach out to people all around the world with our YouTube channel.  We also had a very special celebration in July.  The members…

Beaudoin_Ukraine_Aug2020.pdf

Tamara Beaudoin Tamara.Beaudoin@lcms.org “And surely  I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

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    Vol. 4, No. 2 August 2020 Deaconess in Deutschland Helping refugees find refuge in Christ Dear Friends, I pray that you are well and finding encouragement in God’s Word during these trying times. I am so thankful to each of you for your prayers, encouragement and support! It means so much to me as I serve here in Germany!…

Anders_Eurasia_Aug2020

  Hello everyone! The picture above is one of the many beautiful scenes I saw while on vacation in Karelia (a Russian province north of St. Petersburg). We finally have the freedom to travel within Russia, and since the middle of July I’ve been traveling more often than I’ve been at home. Everyone it seems is taking advantage of the…

Cortright_Eurasia_Aug2020

We’ve been in Wittenberg…     Wittenberg’s Marktplatz and the Town Church where Luther preached     We were in Germany filling in at the Old Latin School in Lutherstadt Wittenberg for about two weeks in the shadow of the Town Church where Luther preached during the Reformation; read about our time there and about our visit with Deaconess Kim Bueltmann…

News from the Mission Field in Germany

Catch up with Deaconess Kim in Leipzig Vol. 4, No. 2 August 2020 Deaconess in Deutschland Helping refugees find refuge in Christ Dear Friends, I pray that you are well and finding encouragement in God’s Word during these trying times. I am so thankful to each of you for your prayers, encouragement and support! It means so much to me as…

August Newsletter from Russia

View this email in your browser Hello everyone! The picture above is one of the many beautiful scenes I saw while on vacation in Karelia (a Russian province north of St. Petersburg). We finally have the freedom to travel within Russia, and since the middle of July I’ve been traveling more often than I’ve been at home. Everyone it seems…

Helge_Czech Republic_Jul2020

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Benjamin Helge and what God is doing in the Czech Republic and beyond. My dear partner in sharing the Gospel, prayer warrior and friend, We’re trying something new this month. Come along with me on a visual update using Adobe Spark. Instead of the standard two page PDF file, scroll through my…

Kaster_Czech Republic_Jul2020

July 2020 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters   Joy-Fully Lutheran! Europeans take long breaks during the summer months. But we can joyfully say that many new people have been attending our services. We praise the Lord that He gathers His Church, even in spite of our failings. We pray that your summer is filled with rest…

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Dear Friends, God is still at work! It may be difficult to see with this pandemic raging throughout the world, but God still cares for all His children. I pray you are remaining healthy and that you know how much God loves you! In Christ, Rachel Krause       Click here to support God’s work in Germany through Rachel…

Warner_Spain_Jul2020

Dear Pastor’s and Church workers,        We pray that you and yours, your congregations and your families, are well, and clinging tightly and confidently to the promises we have fulfilled in Jesus Christ.  As we pass through these unprecedented days, He continues to be our Rock and our Hope.  You all continue in our prayers, and we know…

Are You Glad?

View this email in your browser God’s Reign in Spain The Missionary Journey of Rev David & Shelee Warner LCMS Missionaries to Spain JULY–AUGUST 2020 www.lcms.org/warner On the Road Again! First stop:  Sevilla — Open for Worship       We joined with Pastor Lehman, his family, and the San Pablo congregation as they opened for worship amidst CV-19.  Everyone is slowly adjusting…

Irwin_Czech Republic_Jun2020

  Blessings From Bohumín   Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Chelsea Irwin and what the Lord is doing in the Czech Republic and Central Europe! Greetings in the name of our Lord! I pray your summer is filled with Christ’s joy.  This month, read how God uses our team in Bohumín to reach our community this summer!        Thank…

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… so shall my Word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty… Isaiah 55:11     Photos by Johanna Heidorn   I pray you and your loved ones are doing well and staying safe. Please respond to this email and let me know how you’re doing! I’m writing to let you know that I…

Beaudoin_Ukraine_Jul2020

Tamara Beaudoin Tamara.Beaudoin@lcms.org “And surely  I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:20

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Graduation, castles, storks and a birthday     Sunset on the shores of the Baltic Sea (around 10:30 pm).     With the end of the semester, preparation for a new one begins. I will be teaching an introduction to dogmatics course next fall as the Luther Academy begins implementing its revised curriculum. My colleague, Dr. John Bombaro, is working…

Schuschke_Germany_Jun2020

May/June 2020 Serving the Lord in Germany News from Pastor Gary Schuschke   A Pentecost to Remember We were able to begin gathering together just in time for our Confirmation service this year.  We held Confirmation on Pentecost weekend and have been able to gather for worship since then.  We have had a few more people joining us each week.  I also…

Asher_Germany_Jul2020

June – July 2020 Serving the Lord in Germany News from the Ashers Greetings from Germany!  We are happy to report that we are again worshipping in our sanctuary!  We had a wonderful service with six young people confessing their faith.   We can also report that Joe had successful eye surgery.  Read the newsletter to learn more about these stories!  …

Helge_Czech Republic_Jun2020

  Stay up to date with LCMS Missionary Benjamin Helge and what God is doing in the Czech Republic and beyond. My dear partner in sharing the Gospel, prayer warrior and friend, Reading through a devotional commentary on Mark this past week, one line stuck with me. “Nowhere always became somewhere when Jesus arrived on the scene” (A Path Strewn…

Wrucke_Czech Republic_Jun2020

June 2020 Serving the Lord in the Czech Republic News from Missionary Cindy Zirbel Wrucke   Our non-traditional English class met via Zoom to wrap up the first 16-week session. Non-traditional English Class The common language among Lutherans in the Eurasia region is English. Unfortunately, not many Czechs within the ECAVvČR (Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Czech…

Krause_Germany_Jun2020

Dear Friends,  After several months of staying at home, June marked the first time that I and perhaps many of you were able to attend church in person! Though services look a bit different, we still hear the Word of God proclaimed and can worship the Lord with our fellow Christians. God is good! In Christ, Rachel Krause       Click here to…

Kaster_Czech Republic_Jun2020

June 2020 Serving the Lord in Prague News from the Kasters   Joy-Fully Lutheran! The Psalms declare: Your wife will be like a fruitful vine within your house; your children will be like olive shoots around your table (Psalm 128:3 ESV.) Suzanne and I have been blesssed with three olive shoots. Now, those olive shoots are bearing shoots of their…