Pastor Wilken to be Installed as Assistant Pastor at Trinity, Millstadt

Pastor Todd Wilken, host of Issues, Etc., will be installed as Assistant Pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church (LCMS) in Millstadt, Illinois on Sunday, October 5 at 7 PM. The service will be followed with a coffee and cake reception.

Trinity is Pastor Wilken’s home church. Trinity and her Sr. Pastor Michael Kumm were very supportive of Pastor Wilken  after he  was fired by the LCMS on Holy Tuesday, last Spring and during the last several weeks of the restart of Issues, Etc.

Listeners to Issues, Etc. need not worry that this new call will interefere with Pastor Wilken’s hosting duties. His work as Assistant Pastor at Trinity will not interefere with his hosting duties.

Trinity’s support of Pastor Wilken and Issues, Etc. should inspire us all to support the show financially. (Click on the Issues, Etc.  link on the BJS website home page and follow the links there to contribute.) BJS has already supported Issues with several hundred dollars in advertising revenue. BJS is now growing large enough via its chapter membership and its individual membership that it will soon be able to launch its own annual  membership fund drive for the show. (See the “Financial Structure” section in the right column of the “Organization” page for more information on the Brothers’ financial structure.)

Pastor Rossow

About Pastor Tim Rossow

Rev. Dr. Timothy Rossow is the Director of Development for Lutherans in Africa. He served Bethany Lutheran Church in Naperville, IL as the Sr. Pastor for 22 years (1994-2016) and was Sr. Pastor of Emmanuel Lutheran in Dearborn, MI prior to that. He is the founder of Brothers of John the Steadfast but handed off the Sr. Editor position to Rev. Joshua Scheer in 2015. He currently resides in Ocean Shores WA with his wife Phyllis. He regularly teaches in Africa. He also paints watercolors, reads philosophy and golfs. He is currently represented in two art galleries in the Pacific Northwest. His M Div is from Concordia, St. Louis and he has an MA in philosophy from St. Louis University and a D Min from Concordia, Fort Wayne.

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Pastor Wilken to be Installed as Assistant Pastor at Trinity, Millstadt — 14 Comments

  1. Yes, of course you still call them Pastor or Reverend.
    It’s their title. Just like a retired professor or doctor is still addressed by those names after they no longer teach or practice.

    Pastor Wilken, warmest congratulations to you on your new call. May God bless you and prosper your work for the Gospel in Jesus’ name.

  2. Speaking of liturgical manpris….

    Pr. Wilken once made a comment on an episode of the IE that he does not think churches should have air conditioning.

    We now know why. He wears manpris underneath his cassock instead of dress pants.

  3. Congratulations to Pastor Wilken and Trinity Lutheran Church. Pastor Wilken is a great host of Issues, Etc. and speaking as a former parishioner of his, Christ has graciously gifted him to be faithful parish pastor as well.

  4. “Yes, of course you still call them Pastor or Reverend.
    It’s their title. Just like a retired professor or doctor is still addressed by those names after they no longer teach or practice.” — Heartbroken

    If you look at Lutheran Cyclopedia, you will find that Pastors & “Pastors without a charge” who are rostered, are treated equally, except that the latter do not vote at our conventions.
    [For Confessionals that is really a distinction without a difference as to results!]

  5. God’s richest blessings to you, Pastor Wilken. So sorry I can’t be there because I am recuperating from surgery, but I will be with you in spirit. By the way. Never give up. Never give in. The truth will out.

  6. Mabrook! I’m just sorry that Illinois and Kuwait are too far apart to make it to Sunday services. (Of course, you’d also have to have your Sunday service on Fridays. LOL)

  7. Pr. Wilken —

    I am envious that there will be those who can not only hear your wisdom via the internet, but also can be ministered to at their church and hear you preach too. It is a wonderful Lord who continues to make provision for those who trust in Him. May He bless those who love you, may He guide and direct those who care for you, and may He richly bless those who call on His Holy Name on your behalf. Martha and I continue to pray for you and yours here among the disapora in Virginia.

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