The Glory Has Departed

Lutheran book boxes sent to three African seminaries -
a third one has been sent now.

Norma Boeckler, Artist-in-Residence

The Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry

Bethany Lutheran Worship on
Ustream - Sunday, 10 AM Central Daylight Time.
Wednesdays Romans 1-5 in Greek

Saved worship files and Greek lessons are at the live worship link.

which works as too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Norma A. Boeckler Author's Page

Pastor Gregory L. Jackson's Author's Page

I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

Saturday, December 17, 2016

WELS and ELS Close a Nursing Home

UPDATE: Market conditions contribute to River Falls' nursing home's closure

Hudson Star Observer
A letter has been sent this week to River Falls Mayor Dan Toland informing him and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development that the Lutheran Home, 640 N. Main St., will close.
A news release Friday, Dec. 9, from The Lutheran Home Association's Belle Plaine, Minn., headquaters gave this reason:
“The decision was made after a thorough analysis of the changing market place in the River Falls and Hudson area. Trends indicate seniors have a strong desire to remain independent as long as possible and the demand for skilled nursing care has decreased in this region.”
According to a letter from Beth Wadsley, human resources director for the Lutheran Home Association, the closing process in River Falls began Tuesday, Dec. 6, and will end with total closure in mid- to late-February.
The local nursing home employs 62 people. Almost all will lose their jobs.
WelLHaven, an assisted living facility next door to the Lutheran Home, will remain open.
“Closing the skilled nursing facility in River Falls was an extremely difficult decision for our ministry leaders,” said Michael Klatt, chief executive officer and president of The Lutheran Home Association. “The health care sector is experiencing drastic changes in the skilled nursing market place.
"Our quality Christian care will not change during the transition. We are committed to our residents, family members and team members.”

 Michael Jackson's competition, Matt Rothe, is
the former recruiter at Mordor - aka Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.
And now - Lead Pastor/Church Planter at The Way Church
I wonder if his wife, Emily Zell, daughter of Professor Zell had anything to do with that.
Matt's mother and father are divorced and his father left the ministry.   His mother remarried a Pastor Joseph Dietrich
His facebook page:

So Matt's mom is now Debbie Uhlhorn Dietrich.  See what her current or former job is as listed on the left side of her

There are some WELS connections, as they like to say in their little sect,
which WELS members and pastors will notice.