Great Stuff Found on the Web — Kari Anderson reports on the ACELC Conference

This was found on the MNN Faithful list from Kari Anderson:

I was blessed with having the opportunity to attend the ACELC Conference this week. It was held at Trinity Lutheran in Kearney, MO. The speakers were excellent, and it was fun to meet people from all around the country that also care about dealing with the issues that are facing/challenging in the LCMS today.

There was a man from the Upper Peninsula of MI that had taken a 29 hour bus ride to get there. I also met a man from Missoula, MT, as well as people from UT, TX, many others from NE and MO, and other states. Several came from the west coast, and Rev Fisk was representing the east coast. He spoke on “Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries” at the banquet on Wed evening. We are on the verge of losing confessional Lutheranism in the 5th largest city in the country. Did you know that the Philadelphia area is where Lutheranism began in America? Check out the video and share it with your friends. They need us to help in this project. They also want people to bring groups out to do hands on work in Philadelphia. Serving our neighbor in love.

All the presentations/papers will be available to watch. Please try to watch/listen to them and print out to share with others. I’ll try remember to share the link when they are available. It will be nice if churches (pastors/elders/people) will go over them, and discuss them, because that is a way we can start to reach some agreements. Many people are unaware of the issues/problems that are dividing us today.



As part of Pastor Fisk’s presentation, he mentioned this video for people to watch to learn more about the Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries:



BJS Encourages you and your congregation to get involved with Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries .. Contact Pastor Fisk today to find out how you can help. Read more about the project on the Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries website.

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


Great Stuff Found on the Web — Kari Anderson reports on the ACELC Conference — 11 Comments

  1. While living on the East coast, we visited Philadelphia, the Liberty Bell and all that, but also a church which was originally Swedish Lutheran and the first Lutheran church in Philadelphia, they said.
    It belongs to another denomination now; the church yard was filled with tombstones for the Lutherans who once went there.

  2. Pr Henrickson,
    It was nice sharing a table with you at the banquet and hearing your stories.
    Especially “bought a Mazda, should have bought a Honda”! 🙂 My, I learned a lot!

  3. “bought a Mazda, should have bought a Honda”

    The point was not about which brand of car to buy. No, I was teaching the table how to speak in tongues! Now repeat after me . . .

    “Bought a Mazda, should have bought a Honda.”

    “boughta mazda, shoulda boughta honda.”

    “bottamazda, shoodabottahonda . . . bottamazda, shoodabottahonda . . . bottamazda, shoodabottahonda . . . ”

    By George, I think she’s got it!

  4. Great video ~Oh, and God bless Philadelphia! Also, I must agree with the comments above; Honda’s are the best!

  5. BTW, ALL ten of the papers which were presented at the Free Conference are now online at the ACELC website under the Documents tab. We also videotaped the Conference and a DVD set will be available after editing and processing have been completed.

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