Steven M. Jacobsen to Preside

Pastor Steven M. Jacobsen, retired pastor from First Lutheran Church in Decorah, will be presiding at worship services the weekend of July 19-20. Pastor Jacobsen received his BA degree from Luther College, his DMIN from the Lutheran School of Theology-Chicago, and his MDIV from Luther Seminary-St.Paul. He was senior pastor at First Lutheran from 1995-2010.

Update on Luke Hanson

Luke HansonLuke Hanson, International Studies major and graduate of the Luther Class of 2014, recently sent an update on his ‘life after Luther.’ Luke worshiped at Good Shepherd many times while a student and provided an Adult Forum on his experiences in the Punjab last year. Some excerpts from his letter follow.

I have decided to spend the coming year as a volunteer in Rwanda through Young Adults in Global Mission (YAGM). YAGM is a program of the Lutheran Church (ELCA) that sends 19- to 29-year-olds to a number of countries to serve in communities in whatever ways those communities find most meaningful. I’ll fly from the U.S. on August 20th, and I’ll complete my term in late July of 2015.

If you like, you can read my blog, which I plan to update throughout the year. I would also be thrilled by the occasional email message ( and your thoughts and prayers.

Contact Luke for information about supporting his experience in ELCA’s Young Adults in Global Mission program.

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