Today the Rev. Dr. Edward Grimenstein was installed as Manager of Disaster Response for the LCMS Office of International Mission.
President Harrison preached, reviewing what makes LCMS mercy work unique, why its focus on Christ sets it apart, why it’s good and necessary and right to do.
The church needs Rev. Grimenstein. (2011, anybody?) He’ll be working with the Rev. Glenn F. Merritt, the director of disaster response, kind of like Master of Disaster and Master of Disaster 2.0!
If there’s one thing that’s certain, it’s that nobody does mercy work like the LCMS. We’re not the first responders, but we’re there for the long haul, long after all the others have left, standing side by side with our Lutheran brothers and sisters, praying, assisting, and taking our cue from their needs.
Yep. That’s us. Always there, always reaching out in compassion, always focused on Christ, always faithful.
And that’s a pretty good place to be.
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I just wanted to point out that it looks like IC chapels are filled with Lutherans… very few are sitting up front… as I am assuming that from the balcony you can’t see all of the people in the back rows!
It’s beginning to seem to me like nearly everybody who works at the IC (except the girls) used to be a vicar for Ken Wieting.
I love this post. Let’s hear it for the Lutherans!