Two Important Events to Celebrate NOW District Leaders

Big changes are ahead as we make the transition to a new NOW District President. And you are invited to the celebrations! Join us for two very special events coming up in May:

Paul Linnemann Retirement Open House
An open house will be held on Saturday, May 25, from 1-3 p.m. at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Tigard (13401 SW Benish St., Tigard, OR 97223) to celebrate the retirement of District President Paul Linnemann. Please come to enjoy some fellowship, share stories, and say thank you for his many years of wonderful ministry in the NOW District! Click here for more details!

AN ADDITIONAL NOTE:  We are working on a special scrapbook for President Linnemann — and we’d love to have your contributions! Share your retirement well-wishes and any memories/photos by email to Brynn or by mail to the NOW District Office (1700 NE Knott St., Portland, OR 97212). If possible, please keep messages to one single-sided page. We will collect these through May 1.

Mike Von Behren Installation Service — Click here for an invitation to join the choir
“These things I remember. . . how I would go with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God with glad shouts and songs of praise” (Psalm 42:4). We are eagerly inviting all in the NOW District to join us for the District President Installation Service taking place on Sunday, May 26, at 7 p.m. at St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Portland (6700 N 29th Ave., Portland, OR 97211), with an informal dessert reception to follow. A special choir is also being formed for the service, and everyone is invited to participate! Get more info and join the choir (deadline is May 15)

All LCMS church workers, ordained and commissioned (Deaconesses, DCEs, DCOs, DPMs, etc.), and LLDs will be invited to participate by coming forward during the prayers for the newly installed president during the service.

LCMS Pastors who would like to vest and join the celebration as part of the processional are invited to:

  1. RSVP by May 22 to Elena or Jenny so that we know how many seats to plan for.
  2. Wear red stoles.
  3. Arrive no later than 6:40 p.m. on May 26. Signs will direct you where to go, and further instructions will be provided when you arrive.

St. Michael’s will livestream the service on their YouTube channel and leave the recording up for people to view later. See all the details and get the livestream link!

You can read more about the district president transition here.

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