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.
A Thrivent Action Team from Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Hattiesburg, MS, was a sponsor for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life held in Sumrall, MS, on May 5, 2018. Holy Cross super heroes for the event were firemen who serve our communities daily. Over $17,000 was raised for cancer research from the event. A good time was enjoyed by all that attended the Relay for Life event.
What a wonderful convention! Laughter, fellowship, and hugs filled the halls as members of the Gulf States District gathered at the 37th Biennial Lutheran Women’s Missionary League Convention held on April 27-29, at the Hilton Perimeter Park Hotel in Birmingham, Alabama.
Five Southern District clergy attended the annual Black Clergy Caucus in Chicago, IL, April 30th through May 2nd. St. Paul Lutheran Church of Chicago was the host church. Rev. Warren Lattimore (standing, middle, 3rd row), Rev. Jerome Terry (two right of Lattimore, same row), Rev. Aubrey J. Watson Jr. (third from right, same row), Rev. Dr. Ulmer Marshall (standing, left, back row), and Rev. Dr. McNair Ramsey (seated, left, front row) attended from the Southern District.
On Sunday, April 22nd, members from St. Mark’s in Elberta, AL, held a benefit lunch and silent auction for Toby Moore, a member who was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. Toby is an alumnus of Lutheran High School of Greater New Orleans (Class of 1985), and he grew up at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in New Orleans (site of Camp Restore).
Trinity in Dothan, AL, yearly prepares Easter bags for homebound and nursing home patients in the county. This is their 3rd year, and the response has been wonderful and touching.
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