Good News on the Western Chapel Front, by Pr. Rossow

From Pastor Mark Jasa’s (Lutheran Chapel UCLA) facebook:

“I heard it from the district president himself The Chapel at UCLA is off the list of properties to be sold. Thank you to everyone who is praying for us, and Thank you to Larry Stoterau for helping us keep our ministry. “

It’s not too late for the Minnesota South  District to follow President Stoterau’s lead and change its plans to sell ULC.

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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Good News on the Western Chapel Front, by Pr. Rossow — 3 Comments

  1. I noticed in their last minutes (draft version, so in fairness, they may not be exactly accurate) that the MNS district BOD has voted to hire a law firm to protect their interests in the sale of the ULCMN Chapel and grounds. I wonder what that means? If the buyer is trying to renegotiate the price, as often happens during escrow, it would be a great time to say goodbye to that deal and sell the Chapel to the congregation there instead. In just a few months, ULCMN has raised well over $200K–that’s a healthy down payment.

    That would lift a huge spiritual and emotional burden off of the Synod as a whole, which would be a tremendous service to the Church. Even more importantly, it would preserve a superbly located campus chapel for the faithful Word and Sacrament ministry that is the highest priority of our Synod, and that is so clearly needed for our students at the local universities.

  2. I, too, want to commend the Pacific Southwest District and President Stoterau, and I plan to do so personally.

    I am concerned for the future of all the remaining campus ministries, and I don’t believe that this means that the PSW District is out of their financial crisis, but it is incumbent upon all of us to give thanks to God for this, and to show our appreciation to those who have reversed their course in this matter.

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