Recruitment Visit - Concordia Seminary, St. Louis | March 18

Admissions Officer Rev. Jaime Nava invites you to come discuss seminary education and the path to becoming a deaconess or pastor through Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. He’ll be on campus at Concordia University, St. Paul, on March 18, from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m, in the Campus Ministry Living Room in the Tunnel. Please contact him via email or call 314-505-7224 to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are also welcome.

LHM Rally Massed Choir | March 17

The Lutheran Hour Ministry Rally in Mankato, MN, on March 17 invites all singers (children to adult) to participate in the massed choir. Choir members should download, print, and learn these three pieces: Lord Keep Us Steadfast in Your Word, The Lord Bless You and Keep You, and Now Thank We All Our God. Rehearsal will be 2 - 3:30 p.m. at Hosanna Lutheran Church, with the rally beginning at 4 p.m. David Mennicke of Concordia University, St. Paul is directing the choir; please feel free to contact him directly at dmennicke@csp.edu or 651-641-8828 with questions about the massed choir. For more information about the rally itself, call Rev. Heidorn at 507-273-8546.

Friday Fish Fry | Feb. 15

Join Fish Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20200 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake, for a fish fry on February 15th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Choice of baked cod, pan fried perch, or beer battered pollack, served with choice of potato, coleslaw, baked beans, and beverages. And—of course—Pastor Parrish’s homemade pies for dessert! Proceeds to benefit Immanuel’s servant event to Camp Restore, Detroit, MI, in July. Cost: $12 - Adults, $10 - Seniors 65+, $6 - Children 3 - 12, free for kids 3 and under. Take-outs available. Contact Kimberly in the church office with any questions at 952-492-6010.

Job opening at the Minnesota South District Office

The Minnesota South District Office in Burnsville is looking for a part-time office assistant. The position is up to 25 hours per week and includes reception and hospitality work, administrative duties, database maintenance, and other duties as assigned. Click here to access the job description. To apply, complete the employment application and submit to Rick Marko at rick.marko@mnsdistrict.org. Applications will be received through Friday, February 15, 2019.

Friday Fish Fry at Fish Lake Immanuel | Feb. 1

Join Fish Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20200 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake, for a fish fry on February 1st from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Choice of baked cod, pan fried perch, or beer battered pollack, served with choice of potato, coleslaw, baked beans, and beverages. And—of course—Pastor Parrish’s homemade pies for dessert! Proceeds to benefit Immanuel youth who are attending the National Youth Gathering in July. Cost: $12 - Adults, $10 - Seniors 65+, $6 - Children 3 - 12, free for kids 3 and under. Take-outs available. Contact Kimberly in the church office with any questions at 952-492-6010.

Omega Plunge | Feb. 9

Camp Omega’s Polar Plunge fundraiser is Saturday, February 9th. Last year raised $38,000. This year, the goal is $80,000 to help build a new Adult and Family Retreat Center. They need your help! Gather your team of friends, family, and church family to plunge for a great cause in our District. Click for team registration, team details, and a donation form. And make sure you hang a flier at your church so everyone knows about it!

Questions? Contact Heather Dimmel at polarplunge@campomega.org or Russ Schwichtenberg at russ@campomega.org. More information also available on Camp Omega’s website.

And remember, the “best dressed” team gets $50 cash . . . be creative!

Friday Fish Fry Season Begins at Immanuel

Join Fish Lake Immanuel Lutheran Church, 20200 Fairlawn Ave, Prior Lake, for a fish fry on January 18th from 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Choice of baked cod, pan fried perch, or beer battered pollack, served with choice of potato, coleslaw, baked beans, and beverages. And—of course—Pastor Parrish’s homemade pies for dessert! Proceeds to benefit Camp Restore, Detroit, MI. Cost: $12 - Adults, $10 - Seniors 65+, $6 - Children 3 - 12, free for kids 3 and under. Take-outs available. Contact Kimberly in the church office with any questions at 952-492-6010.

AM980 Presents: Prepare & Respond 2019 | Jan. 31

Does your church or school know what to do when disaster strikes? Do you need advice on building/property security, cyber security, physical security, or help putting together an action plan? Register today for the FREE Prepare & Respond 2019 to hear from experts to keep your congregation, faculty, and students protected.

This free event is designed for pastors, Christian school administrators and teachers, church security team members, ushers and greeters, IT and data security teams, and non-profit organizations.

When: Thursday, January 31, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Where: Eisenhower Community Center | 1001 Highway 7, Hopkins, MN

Cost: Free (breakfast included)

Register here. Click here for a PDF flyer with more information.

Coming soon: Main Street Living TV Program

Sundays at 10 a.m. on Channel WFTC 29/9-2

Main Street Living is a TV program that has been airing in South Dakota for 17 years. Main Street Living offers a worship experience to the many who cannot, will not, or do not attend worship on a regular basis. Recently, they’ve started expanding the ministry to surrounding areas—including Minnesota South District! Main Street Living will air from 10 to 11 a.m. each Sunday on WFTC channel 29/9-2, starting January 6. The first half hour will be re-mastered episodes of the popular “This is the Life” TV series from Lutheran Hour Ministries. The second half hour will be a modified Lutheran worship service featuring a message from a different Minnesota pastor each week.

Congregations are encouraged to share information about the program leading up to its launch and once it launches. Click here for weekly bulletin announcements through February 17 that you can copy and paste into your weekly bulletin. Check out the Twin Cities tab of the Main Street Living website for additional information.

Although endorsed by the Minnesota South District, Main Street Living receives no financial backing from the District or Synod. Individuals and church groups finance the program through generous donations.

Christmas Dinner Party and Carol Sing - Maple Lake

Immanuel Lutheran Church in Maple Lake, MN, is hosting a Christmas dinner party and carol sing on Sunday, December 16. The ham dinner will be served from 5 to 6 p.m.. The carol sing will being in the sanctuary at 6:15 p.m. A suggested donation of $5 per adult is appreciated. Questions? Call the church office at 763-878-2820. The address for the church is 11390 Elliot Ave. NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358 (Silver Creek).

Board of Regents Announce National Search for CSP's 10th President

ST. PAUL, Minn. - The Board of Regents of Concordia University, St. Paul has announced the launch of a national search for the University’s 10th president. The search is overseen by the Board and follows Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod bylaws.

The presidential search committee will accept nominations for Concordia’s next president through December 10, 2018. According to the LCMS Handbook, nominations may only be accepted from LCMS congregations, the Concordia University St. Paul faculty, the Concordia University St. Paul Board of Regents and the LCMS Board of Directors of Concordia University System.

Current CSP President Rev. Dr. Tom Ries announced in August he will retire at the conclusion of the 2018-19 academic year. Having served in this role since 2011, Rev. Dr. Ries has helped guide Concordia to incredible growth, including significant enrollment increases and academic program expansion.

“The accomplishments of Rev. Dr. Ries during his time as Concordia’s president are a testament to his effective leadership and full commitment to making Concordia St. Paul one of the best private institutions of higher learning in both Minnesota and the country,” said CSP Board Chair Mark Moksnes. “The Board is truly thankful for his service and unwavering professionalism each and every day he has guided this University.”

The Board expects to select Concordia’s next president at its May 2019 meeting.

For more information on the nomination and search process including timeline visit the presidential search website.