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2012 CHURCH ANNIVERSARY? Honor your church milestone & congregation with a rib- bon/bookmark. Economically priced. For sample ribbon - brochure: 800-208-6804.


SPIRIT OF GRACE, in beautiful Sun City Grand, a Del Webb community for active adults in Sur- prise, AZ, seeks Sr. Pastor to lead nearly 700 tal- ented, diverse, and multi-mission members and staff in a casual desert environment. Candidates must embrace the warm, welcoming atmosphere, have sensitivity to physical and emotional needs of seniors, provide biblically-centered services, have teaching skills, and vision for develop- ing growing church and community outreach goals. Send résumé to: Chairman Call Com- mittee, Spirit of Grace Lutheran Church, 15820 Clearview Blvd, Surprise, AZ 85374.

SEEKING PASTOR—St. Paul Lutheran, Smyrna, Southeast Indiana. For infor- mation .


Amundson, the Rev. Gerald A., 90, Sun City West, AZ; March 4. Calls: Trinity, Bonners Ferry, ID; Immanuel, Silverton, OR; Immanuel, Saratoga, CA. Doering, the Rev. Edgar A., 88, Sun City West, AZ; Jan. 14. Calls: Faith, Jef- fersonville, IN; Holy Cross, Pacifica; St. Andrew, San Mateo; Shepherd of the Val- ley, West Covina; dir., church relations & development, California Lutheran Homes, Alhambra, all CA. Hall, the Rev. Enoch R., 91, Huxley, IA; Jan. 26. Calls: Bethlehem, Earlville, Salem & Solberg, Wessington Springs; North Preston & Lake Whitewood, Lake Preston, all SD; St. Paul, Jewell; Our Sav- ior, Stanhope; chaplain, Bethany Manor, Story City, all IA. Heine, the Rev. Raymond A., 89, Lake Leelanau, MI; Feb. 2. Calls: St. Mark, Whitestown; Salem, New Augusta; Trin- ity English, Ft. Wayne, all IN; Christ, Monroe; Trinity, Grand Rapids, both MI.


In 1980 he was elected bishop of the LCA MI Synod. Hoeft, the Rev. Robert L., 85, York, NE; Feb. 17. Calls: St. John, Dunlap, IA; Faith- Lilac Way, Minneapolis; Crosslake, Cross- lake, both MN; St. John, Ohiowa; Alma, Mead; St. John, Otoe; St. Mark, Oshkosh; Grace, Lewellen, all NE. Kubly, the Rev. Gary W., 68, Granite Falls, MN; March 2. Calls: Our Savior, Dovray; Willow Lake, Tracy; Granite Falls, Granite Falls; rural life coord., Lutheran Churches of MN; St. Lucas, Cottonwood; Israel, Clark- field, all MN. He was elected to the Minne- sota House of Representatives in 1996 and the state Senate in 2002. The West Central Tribune, Willmar, Minn., said Kubly was a “bridge crosser” who brought people of differing views together and who lived his Christian beliefs as a citizen and legislator. Kuns, the Rev. Robert K., 84, Toledo, OH; Feb. 1. Calls: Christ, Willow Run; Hope, Rhodes, both MI; St. Paul, Rockford; St. Paul, Haskins; St. John, South Side, Toledo, all OH. Luman, the Rev. Ralph I., 93, Deland, FL; Feb. 25. Calls: St. Stephen, Lexington; Holy Comforter, Charleston; Holy Trinity, North Augusta, all SC; Good Shepherd, Lorain, OH; Bethany, Hickory, NC; Bethel, Miami; Good Shepherd, Sanford; St. John, Winter Park; chaplain, Florida Lutheran Retirement Center, Deland, all FL. Melaas-Swanson, the Rev. Barbara J., 51, pastor of Messiah, Port Byron, IL; Feb. 29 of pancreatic cancer. Calls: Good Shepherd, Romeoville; First, Geneseo; assist. prof., Augustana College, Rock Island, all IL.

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MISSION BUILDERS AND MANAGERS needed to help build churches. Looking for managers with construction experience and builders, no experience necessary. Great fun and fellowship while helping congre- gations build. Contact Tom Chase 1-800- 643-5295 or e-mail


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BIRGER SANDZEN ART wanted by museum. Oils, prints, single pieces or collec- tions. Nelson Museum, 1714 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001. Tele 1-307-631-7674.


BEAUTIFUL SUN CITY TEXAS! Relocate to this outstanding active adult community north of Austin, TX. New or resale homes in Sun City and surrounding areas. Contact Resident/Realtor Ray Bethke with Vantage Realty: 512-635- 6331 or email


Garlin Travel groups since 1972 888-533-8747 Luther & Bach in Germany * Holyland * Italy Footsteps of St. Paul * Reformation & Golden Capitals Attractive incentives for church leaders.

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ELCA churches observing their founding in 2012 are listed in 25-year increments, beginning with 275 years and ending at 100. Additional listings will appear in future issues. See also March and April, page 46. Source: ELCA Office of the Secretary.


NEW HAMPSHIRE: St. Paul, Berlin. NEW JERSEY: Christus, Camden. NEW YORK: Trinity, Herkimer; Holy Trinity, Immanuel, Jamestown; Concor- dia, Kendall.

NORTH CAROLINA: St. Mark, Clare- mont; St. Timothy, Conover. NORTH DAKOTA: St. Olaf, Devils Lake; St. Olaf, Esmond; St. Mark, Fargo; Trinity, Forman; Bethany, Hat- ton; St. John, Jamestown; Kindred Evangelical, Kindred; High Prairie, Lamoure; St. Peter, Leonard; Viking, Maddock; Barton, Rugby; Zion, Towner. OHIO: First English, Ashville; St. Paul, Bridgeport; Immanuel, Deshler; Trin- ity, Malinta; St. Peter, Martin; Rock- way, Springfield. OREGON: Bethlehem, Portland. PENNSYLVANIA: Holy Trinity, Bethle- hem; Trinity, Johnstown; Faith, Mount Penn; Olanta, Olanta; First English, Pittsburgh; Hope, Reading.

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