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News Release - April 12, 2010

posted Apr 14, 2010, 7:19 PM by Matt Anderson   [ updated Apr 14, 2010, 7:23 PM ]

Dresser Pastor to Preach Sunday at Faith Lutheran Mission Church


Pastor Mark Richardson of Dresser will preach a sermon titled “Cleaning Fish – Cleaning Souls” as the guest pastor for Faith Lutheran Mission Church, Eau Claire’s new LCMC congregation, at 5 p.m. on Sunday, April 18.  The congregation worships at The Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, 1915 Hogeboom Street, with a time of food and fellowship to follow.  


Pastor Richardson has served as pastor of Bethesda Lutheran Church in Dresser since 2004.  He previously served churches in Mounds View, New Brighton and Marshall, Minnesota and Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  Pastor Richardson is married to Julie, and has four children and two stepchildren.


Pastor Richardson is one of the original signatories proposing the development of LCMC’s Augustana District, which is dedicated to helping member congregations call pastors, developing published educational materials and worship resources, supporting a new seminary, engaging in world mission and evangelism, and supporting the development and establishment of LCMC congregations.  The Augustana District holds its constituting convention May 22 in Hutchinson, Minnesota. 


Faith Lutheran Mission Church formed earlier this year.  The church is the first and only in the Chippewa Valley to affiliate with LCMC, a centrist, congregation-based Lutheran church body which recognizes Scripture as the sole source and norm of faith and life. Details about LCMC and its mission can be found at www.lcmc.net.


As a church dedicated to mission work outside its church walls to the greater community, Faith Lutheran Mission Church will dedicate 10% of Sunday’s offering to Lutheran World Relief, and another 10% to Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network.


Anyone is welcome to attend both the 5 p.m. service and the meal and fellowship time to follow.  Details about Faith Lutheran Mission Church can be found at faithlutheranmc.org.