BJS Newsreel: If You are within the Sound of My Voice Join us for a Joint Chapter Mtg this Saturday, Open to the Public

(By Pastor Rossow) On Saturday October 23 at 9 AM there will be a joint meeting of two Chicago suburban chapters of The Brothers of John the Steadfast. The get-together will include a manly breakfast and a panel discussion on where the LCMS is headed. It will be held at Bethany Lutheran Church, Naperville, Illinois. The two participating chapters are Bethany Lutheran – Naperville and St. Paul Lutheran – Lockport. It is open to anyone who would like to attend, including non-BJS members and women.

Serving on the panel is a friend who I consider to be the “#1 LCMS Handicapper,” Pastor Roger Gallup of River Grove, Illinois. I have given him that honorific title because I know of no one else in the synod who understands so much about our denomination nor who knows so many people from all different persuasions in the synod. These are interesting days in the LCMS and it will be good for the brothers and sisters to benefit from the knowledge and insight of Rev. Gallup. Also serving on the panel will be Cantor Phillip Magness of Bethany Lutheran who was recently elected to the synod’s International Mission Board and who has travelled the synod extensively as a conference speaker and musician for Doxology conferences around the country. Rounding out the panel is yours truly, the Executive Director/Chairman of the Board of the Brothers of John the Steadfast and Editor of this website.

If you are within reasonable driving distance to the western suburbs of Chicago make plans to join us for a wonderful morning of good food, camraderie and a lively discussion on the future of the LCMS.

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.


BJS Newsreel: If You are within the Sound of My Voice Join us for a Joint Chapter Mtg this Saturday, Open to the Public — 2 Comments

  1. Maybe to get better participation you might to think about having a “halfer” meeting in the future. Half way between some large adjacent cites so you would have more participation. Like half way between Chicago and St.Louis or half way between Chicago and Indianapolis or Kansas City or Cleveland or………..
    Just a suggestion since I would like to go to the a meeting but it’s a 12 hr round trip. I’m sure there are a large number of BJS’ers in St.louis.

  2. Blessings on the panel discussion and meeting to all that attend.

    My wife and I are taking our son to Luther Prep in Watertown, WI to visit the campus and consider the educational programs there.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.