. . . to the weblog of
jon p. amos, hollie's
husband & dad of
ethan, levi, finn,
ellie, marley,
& sullivan

My Photo

my complete profile
theology pintnight
hollie's xanga
kids' photos

blog roll
formerly powered by

bible gateway
daily office

Seminary, etc
Why "A minor"?
November 2002
December 2002
January 2003
February 2003
March 2003
April 2003
May 2003
June 2003
July 2003
August 2003
September 2003
October 2003
November 2003
December 2003
January 2004
February 2004
March 2004
April 2004
May 2004
June 2004
July 2004
August 2004
September 2004
October 2004
November 2004
December 2004
January 2005
February 2005
March 2005
April 2005
May 2005
June 2005
July 2005
August 2005
September 2005
October 2005
November 2005
December 2005
January 2006
February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
February 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
October 2008
November 2008
January 2009
July 2009
August 2009
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011

A minor


Sunday, June 15, 2003

"Working & Supporting One Another"

A few weeks ago we visited Emmanuel Lutheran Church (ELCA). Emmanuel is the historic Christian church closest to our home in Moscow. (I say "historic" because the Seventh-day Adventist church right beside Emmanuel is technically closer to us.) Geography is key in my view of the church - I believe in parishes and city churches reckoned by geography before ideology. See "The Dominion Church" by Jim Jordan for some related reading.

Anyway, I like to visit other local churches from time to time - especially ones in my neighborhood. So we finally visited Emmanuel Lutheran after driving past it on the way to our church for months. I loved the sung liturgy, as well as the kindness and warmth of the people. However, like many ELCA churches, Emmanuel has one man and one woman pastor. For this and other reasons, I would not join the local chapter of the Evangelical Lutheran Club in America, but our brief visit with them was sweet nonetheless.

Ted & Jane Leidenfrost greeted us at the door. Quite the global missionary family, Ted is from Hungary and Jane is from Idaho. They met many years ago during missionary training in Connecticut, and then served in Nigeria for some thirty years. Most of their children grew up to become missionaries too, including Csaba - one of our elders at Christ Church - who is a Wycliffe Bible translator heading up a team in the Ivory Coast, West Africa.

Following is a letter we received from Ted & Jane, on ELC stationary:

Dear Jon & Hollie:
Thank you for your visit to ELC with your lovely son.
We hope you have been strengthened in your faith commitment by worshiping with fellow members of the Body of Christ. The unbelieving world needs to see the Body of Christ working & supporting one another, so they may also experience the presence of God's Holy Spirit that was in Christ & is available to all who receive Him.
We just returned with Csaba & Heba & his family from Sacramento, CA for the graduation of our second son Gabor by God's grace.
Continue to receive daily the Holy Spirit & continue to let God use you both as Christ's Body for the blessing and healing of the world around you.
God's peace be with you all
Ted & Jane Leidenfrost

jon :: link :: comment ::

This page is powered by Blogger.
Site Meter