Confessional Lutherans for Christ’s Commission March Newsletter

(The Confessional Lutherans for Christ’s Commission is one of the many confessional groups that regularly posts on this website. Like BJS they seek to equip laymen to know and support Confessional Lutheranism. CLCC posts are archived on the Regular Columns page of this website.)

Following is part of their March 2010 newsletter; the full newsletter can be found here.


March 2010 CLCC Anchor

Anchored in The Word and the Lutheran Confessions


The CLCC seminars are continuing to grow in popularity as more and more people learn of our offerings. In just the months of Jan and Feb we have presented seminars in five different states and reached well over 200 people with two of our seminar topics. Three new states were added to our growing list of presentations. In May, we will be presenting our first seminar in the state of Ohio, our latest addition to the increasing number of states where we have made presentations. Your congregation could also be on the list. Check it out!!

Also, we have announced in January our new seminar on Organizational Structure of LCMS Churches. This seminar comes in three lessons; please see the Website for more details. Anyone, member or not, can download the PDF handouts for this seminar. Member congregations can receive the PowerPoint versions of the seminar for use in their own congregations. We have initial plans already to add a fourth lesson to the seminar having a working title of Financial Management for Congregations. While some parts of the lessons are focused on LCMS congregations, much of the content is universally applicable to any Lutheran congregation, particularly a confessional one.

In the review process is another new seminar having a working title of Witnessing to Jehovah’s Witnesses. This should be available by summer, so watch for future announcements.

CLCC Retreat

We had our first retreat at Lutheran Island Camp in Henning, MN on Feb 26-27. Rev Dr Karl Weber taught the retreat which was called “Lutheran Difference: Gifts of the Liturgy”. We had 11 people present for this retreat format, but we were a good group and all learned something, I’m sure. Good discussions were held, too. I want to thank Pastor Weber for all the work he went into preparing for it. It was great that Pr Jarvis was able to lead Compline Service at the end of Friday evening for everyone staying at camp. It was a nice way to end the day for everyone there. Thank you, Pr Jarvis.

ACL Conference

April 2010 CLCC will be manning a table at the ACL Conference in Bloomington, MN at the Ramada-Mall of America from April 21-23 to display a broad array of our offerings. CLCC members will be gathering one evening during this week.

Upcoming Seminars

April 17-Worship and Divine Service- Peace Lutheran Church-Finlayson,MN
April 24-Evangelism, Outreach, and Assimilation- Hosanna Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
May 15-Evangelism, Outreach, and Assimilation-St John, Strongsville, OH
May 22-Your Reformation Walk-Messiah, Marysville, WA
June 5-Evangelism, Outreach, and Assimilation-Trinity, Olympia, WA

CLCC welcomes

Grace Lutheran Church, San Mateo, CA as a new member congregation. This decision was made after we conducted a seminar there.

About Norm Fisher

Norm was raised in the UCC in Connecticut, and like many fell away from the church after high school. With this background he saw it primarily as a service organization. On the miracle of his first child he came back to the church. On moving to Texas a few years later he found a home in Lutheranism when he was invited to a confessional church a half-hour away by our new neighbors.

He is one of those people who found a like mind in computers while in Middle School and has been programming ever since. He's responsible for many websites, including the Book of Concord,, and several other sites.

He has served the church in various positions, including financial secretary, sunday school teacher, elder, PTF board member, and choir member.

More of his work can be found at

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