- ReadCall Night
Watch the Service Live This Evening
One of the most special occasions each year is the Call Night Service at the seminary in Fort Wayne. On this night, our Lord calls a new cohort of men into service in his Church. This is the culmination of many years of study and preparation, and for these men and their families, it is also a huge leap of faith: none of them knows where God will send them, yet all are willing to go.
The service will be streamed live beginning at 7 pm. Our Lord promised to build his church. Watch the service tonight and see him keeping his promise!
- ReadUpdate from Pastor Scamman
Thank you to everyone who has been praying for me and texting or emailing with messages of love and encouragement. Last week was pretty miserable (though I was never in any serious danger), but now I seem to be on the mend. This is the first morning that I have been able to sit at my desk and attempt to do any work.
The quarantine period will expire this week, and I fully expect to see everyone in church this coming Sunday. I am grateful that Father Stefan was willing and able to serve as the celebrant for our joint service yesterday.
Please remember to continue praying for Peter Cerow, our Church Administrator, who is also at home recovering.
- ReadSunday Service at Noon only!
Dear Saints of First Lutheran and St. Paul,
It appears that I have COVID. I have been having flu-like symptoms for a few days coupled with shortness of breath. Other than discomfort, there is no severe danger, and Lena and Katie are doing fine. But since I will not be able to lead services this coming Sunday, I have asked Fr. Stefan Gramenz, pastor of The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ the King in Pauling, NY, to serve in my place.
After attending to his own congregation, Fr. Stefan will travel to First Lutheran for a single service beginning at noon (12 pm). The service will be followed by fellowship hour without Bible Study. (There will not be a service at St. Paul this Sunday.)
Thank you for your prayers. I am confident that our Lord will see me through this, as he continues to do for all of us throughout our lives.
- ReadLetter from President HarrisonStatement on the Equality Act
The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Equality Act of 2021 (H.R. 5), which is now in the hands of the U.S. Senate. Though the church is not a political body, the Equality Act deserves our attention, awareness and action.
“All Americans should enjoy equality and the protections of the U.S. Constitution,” said the Rev. Dr. Matthew C. Harrison, president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. “But in elevating sexual orientation to a protected class, the Equality Act will bring sweeping changes to current laws, to the great detriment of the religious and constitutional freedoms of biblically faithful churches, institutions, Christian schools and individuals.”
- ReadJohn M. Sadlon, Jr.
John Sadlon, brother of Melissa Walko and son of Jack and Carol Sadlon (longtime members of Trinity, Stamford) will be laid to rest this Saturday.
Friends and family may call at the Nicholas F. Cognetta Funeral Home & Crematory, 104 Myrtle Avenue, Stamford from 9:00 am to 10:30 am the morning of Saturday, March 6, 2021.
Following visitation, the memorial service will begin promptly at 10:30 am with the Rev. Jack Breznen officiating. The interment will be held immediately after at Greenwood Union Cemetery in Rye, NY.
For more information, including directions and John's obituary, please visit http://www.cognetta.com/obituaries/.