Just over 30 days to go and ULC is still conducting faithful ministry in their building.

I just received word that tonight the saints of ULC have joined for a momentous occasion in the life of the congregation as well as in the lives of six catechumens who are being examined in order to be confirmed (Confirmation will be on April 7th during the Easter Vigil there).  Thank God for such a blessing to the congregation.

These catechumens represent longstanding children who were baptized at ULC and continued to be raised in the life of that congregation.  Often with the strong emphasis on the campus ministry side of ULC we forget that there are families that have been a part of ULC for many decades.  These families have been working with faithful pastors like Rev. Pless and Rev. Kind to both have their children baptized and taught all things and receive the Lord’s Supper in a sanctuary that was purchased with donations from Lutherans from all over the state of Minnesota.

This sanctuary is now being sold from underneath the congregation, its families, the students at the University of Minnesota, and these six new confirmands (provided tonight’s examination goes well).

Please consider donating to ULC here.

Please keep ULC in your prayers as the fight is not over yet.  These six new confirmands also will need your prayers as their young faith is being tested already in this life by seeing that the Church contains sinners and hypocrites (AC VIII).  Please keep Pr. Kind also in your prayers as he is no doubt being tested as well.

A good Psalm for this occasion would be Psalm 10:1-18

Arise, O Lord; O God lift up your hand; forget not the afflicted…

As the ULC building is being sold to fund other campus outreach, I hope they can give a brick from the building to each congregation that wants to take the money that has been earned in a way which has only appeared right.

Minnesota South District delegates, please remember ULC in your convention actions and voting.  No matter what “politics” are at play here, there is no reason for the men in charge of this action to continue working with their disregard for the people that make up the congregation of ULC.  That is just not servant leadership.  Matthew 20:25-27

 

 

About Pastor Joshua Scheer

Pastor Joshua Scheer is the Senior Pastor of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He is also the Editor of Brothers of John the Steadfast. He manages the work of BJS in cooperation with KFUO and is a regular host of Concord Matters (and is also the regular guest on His Time to discuss BJS articles each week). He also oversees the great work done for Steadfast Throwdown. Pastor Scheer and his lovely wife Holly (who writes and manages the Katie Luther Sisters) have four children and enjoy living in Wyoming.

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Just over 30 days to go and ULC is still conducting faithful ministry in their building. — 2 Comments

  1. I add my “Amen” to Pastor Scheer’s words (with a few tears mixed in). God have mercy!

  2. I, too, would like to add my “Amen” to Pastor Scheer’s post. Thank you for continuing to help keep this tragic situation before everyone’s eyes.

    May we all pray all the more fervently in the coming month, that there may yet be a God-pleasing solution to this situation:

    “O God, Source of all abiding knowledge and truth, who through Your Word and Spirit both enlightens the minds and sanctifies the lives of the faithful; we implore You to look with favor on the campus ministries of Your church (especially at this moment the faithful at ULC in Minneapolis), and grant that they may faithfully proclaim Your Gospel on the campuses of our nation; that Your Word may shine both upon the minds and hearts of students everywhere and that these may be drawn by Your grace and calling to salvation through Christ Jesus our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.”

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