null Oklahoma District Board Members
                                                                 for Lutherhaven Retreat Center for 2018-2021

►The Rev. Tom House - St. Pauls' Lutheran Church - Texhoma, OK
►Mr. Monty Lohman - Zion Lutheran Church - Alva, Oklahoma
►Mr. Steve Mertz - St. John Lutheran Church - Hooker, Oklahoma
►The Rev. Mark Wescoatt - Trinity Lutheran Church - Guymon, OK
►Jody Wiederstein - Christ Lutheran Church - Shattuck, Oklahoma

Upcoming Events

Pastor Kendall

Continuing Education Opportunity—Knowles, Oklahoma
Rev. Chad Kendall 
Early Christian Mercy to the Secular Culture
Lutherhaven Retreat Center
June 11-13, 2018
Located on Sargent Barby Dam Number 3 
North of Knowles, Oklahoma 73844

Rev. Kendall has been pastor of Trinity Lutheran Church, Lowell, Indiana, for 10 years. He served previously as associate pastor at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Spirit Lake, Iowa, for six years. He is a student in the Ph.D. in Missiology Program at Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana. His thesis will consider how the Church should live in the midst of the post-modern, secular America in the 21st Century and how the Church will engage the 21st Century American culture. Kendall serves as an adjunct professor at CTSFW and at Concordia University, Chicago, in the Master of Arts in Religion Program.

This course will be an investigation into the Scriptures, looking particularly at the way the apostles speak of compassion and mercy. Emphasis will be toward Clement of Alexandria’s approach to teaching the Christian faith in a Gnostic world. Further, this course will examine scriptural texts exegetically and will consider how, in light of Clement’s approach, the Church may communicate the Scriptures and draw people into the Church in our modern-day Gnostic and Postmodern culture.

Required Reading
“Non-Logical Methods of Persuasion in Clement of Alexandria’a Protreptics” by Paul Saeig.
St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 59:3 (2015), pp. 261-282.
“Clement of Alexandria’a Logos Protreptikos: The Protreptics of Love,” by Andrew Hofer, O.P. Pro Ecclesia, vol. XXIV, no. 4, pp. 498-516.

Required Texts for Class
The Holy Bible (The Septuagint and Novum Testamentum Graece, if available)
Recommended Reading
Clement of Alexandria: Exhortation to the Greeks, The Rich Man’s Salvation, To the Newly Baptized, tr. G. W. Butterworth. Loeb Classical Library, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1919.
Behr, John, Asceticism and Anthropology in Irenaeus and Clement. Oxford Early Christian Studies, Oxford University Press, 2000.

For more information about Continuing Education opportunities and/or registration, you may call Kara Mertz at 260.452.2103, email or visit
Rev. Randy Foote
Phone: 580.735.2733

Forming servants in Jesus Christ who teach the faithful,
reach the lost, and care for all.

To register, please click here. The link also includes addional information about this course, as well as a list of required and suggested reading material.

Coordinator: Rev. Randy Foote
Phone: 580.735.2733

For information concerning all Continuing Education offerings from CTSFW, go to, email or phone 260.452.2103.


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Date:  July 22-26, 2018
Cost:  $100 per camper
Place: Boiling Springs State Park, Woodward, Oklahoma

Camp phone number during camp: (Boiling Springs State Park) – 580-256-7664
Contact e-mail address before camp:
Contact phone number before camp: Pastor Mark Wescoatt (Church: 580-338-3820  Cell: 580-651-9101)
Please click here for Registration Form