Every two years, “long-term missionaries” serving with the ELCA take two months to visit sponsoring congregations in the United States. Well, that’s us this year!
As we looked at our schedules and considered many factors, we figured out that post-Easter until late June would be the best time for us. For the kids, this means that they miss a whole term (quarter) of school. And while it is a long time to be gone from school, we are thankful for their helpful teachers and the fact that we’ll be back for them to begin the third term of the school year.
During those two months, we will be mostly on the road, visiting sponsoring congregations. We’ll preach sermons and make presentations. The kids will even be doing a presentation for Sunday School kids. We will also catch up on doctors’ visits and such. Before and after the home assignment time, we will have a little vacation to visit each of our families.
Here’s a basic schedule of where we are currently scheduled. Contact us if you want to know more.
April 26 & 27 – First Lutheran Church, Morris, MN
April 30 – St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, Cannon Falls, MN
May 4 – Concordia Lutheran Church, Superior, WI
May 5 – First English Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI
May 7 – Grace Lutheran Church, Tomahawk, WI
May 8 – Wisconsin River Valley Conference pastors gathering
May 11 – First English Lutheran Church, Appleton, WI
May 16 – Northeast Ohio Synod assembly
May 18 – Israel’s Lutheran Church, Paris, OH
May 19 – Peace Lutheran Church Church, Ashland, OH
June 1 – Kviteseid Lutheran Church, Milan, MN
June 3 & 4 – Baudette Lutheran Parish, Baudette, MN
June 7 – Bethel Lutheran Church, Willmar, MN
June 8 – Calvary Lutheran Church, Willmar, MN
June 11 – Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church, St. Paul, MN
June 13 & 14 – Southwestern Minnesota Synod assembly (including meal with First Lutheran of St. Peter)
June 15 – American Lutheran Church, Windom, MN
June 17 – Kerkhoven Lutheran Church, Kerkhoven, MN
June 18 – Baxter Lutheran Church, Montevideo, MN
June 21 & 22 – Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, Neenah, WI
June 23 – East Central Wisconsin Synod office
June 23 – St. Stephen Lutheran Church, Wausau, WI
(This information is now on a new “page” of this blog. To find it, click the red circle towards the upper right-hand corner of the blog. Then, click on “Home Assignment 2014″)