The Church of the Holy Spirit Fire Basketball Team, 14 and under, was undefeated this year. We give God all the credit. Church of the Holy Spirit, in Attalla, AL, was the smallest church in the league, but God gave us the best team and an undefeated season.
Zion Lutheran Church in Clinton, LA, celebrated 125 years on June 1-3, 2018. German immigrants were farming in Southeastern Louisiana. One of their children became ill, and they requested a pastor to baptize the sick child. The New Orleans Mission District sent A.W. Heyne to perform the service.
St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Elberta, AL, hosted its Vacation Bible School during the first week of June. The theme was Splash Canyon. Children learned that life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does and He is always by their side.
Vacation Bible School at Grace Lutheran Church in Pensacola, FL, was a tremendous success. We had 88 children attend the program. We tried to have a fun promotion during VBS, so the kids would support someone and cheer for them to win. Ideally, they would get to know members of our congregation a bit better through a fun outreach.
Pentecost Sunday, May 20, 2018, was an exciting day at Trinity Lutheran Church in Mobile, AL. Seventeen young people were confirmed and became the newest confirmed members of the congregation. They completed two years of instruction under the direction of Rev. Dr. Ulmer Marshall. After the service, a reception was held in the Marshall Fellowship Hall, in their honor to celebrate their accomplishments. They, along with their parents, have committed to continue their Christian education by attending Sunday school each Sunday.
Emelda (Duvieilh) Remond Klotz finally retired from Lamb of God Lutheran Church in Slidell, LA, in January after a bout with pneumonia. Her target date was June 2018, when it would have marked 70 years of service to congregations in praise to the Lord.
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