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News Release - March 15, 2010

posted Mar 19, 2010, 5:13 PM by Matt Anderson

Pastor at New 
Burnett County Church to Preach at Faith Lutheran Mission Church


Dr. Emory Johnson, pastor of a newly formed Lutheran Church in Siren, will be the guest pastor for Faith Lutheran Mission Church, Eau Claire’s new LCMC congregation at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 21.  The congregation worships at The Lutheran Church of St. Matthew, 1915 Hogeboom Street, with a time of food and fellowship to follow.  


Pastor Johnson’s sermon is titled “This is My Body.  This is My Blood,” and will focus on Christ’s institution of Holy Communion.  He is pastor of New Hope Lutheran Church in Siren which formed in January and, like Faith Lutheran Mission Church, is mainly composed of members who left their Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) congregations over disputes over the authority of scripture.   


Pastor Johnson holds a Doctor of Ministry degree in Pastoral Care and Counseling, and retired as the head of chaplaincy services for the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation.  Dr. Johnson has lived and studied Hebrew in Israel and continues to work with two ministries there. 


Faith Lutheran Mission Church formed January 13, and held its first service this January 31.  The church is the first 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 atwww.lcmc.net.


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.  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 the Bolton Refuge House, and another 10% to LCMC’s Seminarian Fund.