Chaplain Kenneth Austin, 76, of Underwood, MN died Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Ken was born on December 11, 1938, in Minot, ND. On February 15, 1959, he married Mavis Field in Minot, ND. As a layperson Ken participated in Church of the Lutheran Brethren church plants in Dickinson, ND and Bismarck, ND. In 1987 he
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On October 11, 2015, Rev. Aage Larsen was installed as the pastor of The Mission Church in Paramus, NJ. The Rev. Anthony Karlik officiated.
Maybe you’ve watched an episode of the ABC’s show Blood and Oil? The whole country seems captivated by the North Dakota oil boom—everyone I speak to has heard of The Bakken and “Fracking” for shale oil. The tag line for the show is, “Sometimes you have to play dirty to get filthy rich.” It’s not
Praise the Lord for the ministry of Pastor Larry and Irene Olson. Rev. Larry Olson was officially installed as pastor at Immanuel LBC on November 8 in Pasadena, CA. Pictured (left to right): Jack Peters (chairman), Phil Heiser (Regional Pastor), Roald Runnestrand (elder), Larry Olson (pastor), Chuck Eidem (elder).
Refection from Pastor Ryan: Well, it’s Monday morning and I am here in my office. I have about a thousand thoughts running through my head at the same time and, for someone who is not good at multitasking, it makes things difficult. You see, on Saturday, October 10, we held our first worship service in
Praising God for His love and faithfulness in our California churches. This past weekend (November 7-8), Regional Pastor Phil & Wendy Heiser were able to visit with all four of our California pastors. On Saturday, they were able to visit with Joshua Amberson (photo upper-right) and hear his passion about leading our Fontana church in
On October 8 and 9, 2015, the Council of Directors of the Church of the Lutheran Brethren met in Fergus Falls, MN, to discuss the vision and mission of the CLB.
Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Brethren Church hosted the 2015 WMCLB Event on Saturday, July 11, in Minot, North Dakota. Chairwoman Rachel Patterson emceed the event. Our theme verse, “The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation” (Isaiah 12:2b, NIV 1984), provided the snapshot presenters with their discussion topics. Strength:
There is a fair amount of conversation today about the need for the local church to think of its ministry in much the same way that overseas missionaries think about theirs. Voices in mission today frequently refer to North America as the largest mission field in the western hemisphere. It is a little-known fact that
On August 31, 2015 Lutheran Brethren Seminary opened the 2015-16 academic year by dedicating their new facility to the glory of God in preparing servants of Christ for a life of ministry in His mission. CLB President Paul Larson addressed the seminary students and the crowd of nearly 150 with a message of dependence on
The 2015-16 seminary year began with an intensive taught by Professor Brad Pribbenow. The course introduced students to a theology and practice of worship and included guidelines for Christian worship in the Lutheran Church. The fourteen students in attendance were privileged to be the first class in our new Seminary building.
In August Professor Brad Pribbenow of Lutheran Brethren Seminary served as the featured lecturer for the Eastern Region’s annual Pastors School. His topic was a Theology of Worship and the event was held at Tuscarora Inn and Conference Center, in Mt. Bethel, PA.