Ysleta Lutheran Mission and San Pablo Lutheran Church

Did you know that the Rocky Mountain District is involved in an international mission outreach, one that is actually based within the geographic area of our district?

In 1981 the Rocky Mountain District purchased 4.2 acres of land and 14 buildings in El Paso, Texas that would soon become the home of the Ysleta Lutheran Mission and San Pablo Lutheran Church, a thriving ministry reaching out to the Spanish-speaking people living along the United States-Mexico border.

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The Ysleta Lutheran Mission, located just one mile from a major passageway across the border, was organized to provide health and human services to needy people. San Pablo Lutheran Church, the original mission congregation, now with 340 members, serves one of the poorest communities in the U.S. The original idea of the District included a church, school, health care, and youth outreach. The Reverend Karl Heimer was called in 1982 to serve as pastor of San Pablo and executive director of Ysleta. At that point, the mission was comprised of empty buildings and dirt parking lots. The ensuing years have seen it transformed into a place of constant activity.

There are many servant activities taking place through Ysleta and San Pablo that bring God’s mercy and serve as His voice to the people. Clothing and food are distributed on a weekly basis, so long as supplies are available. Donations of food from the Orphan Grain Train make it possible for the mission to serve an average of 100 hot meals every day at the very low cost of 75 cents. An onsite thrift store receives donations from across the country. Occasionally some items are donated for which there is no specific need, in which case YLM shares those items with area schools, orphanages, hospitals and a jail in Mexico. Several times throughout the year, free medical checkups and eye exams are provided. Many donors and volunteers help to repair houses, and when possible, to build homes for needy families in the congregation. They have also helped to repair and build churches on both sides of the border. Food baskets, school supplies, health kits and Christmas gifts are just some of the things that have been collected and distributed to families in the missions, shelters and orphanages.

One very unique and effective ministry of San Pablo is their Mariachi Ministry. Sixteen members participate in this musical group, children, youth, and adults. They perform throughout El Paso and Juarez several times each month. The group also travels and performs at conventions, conferences and community events. They strive to reach others through Christian and popular music, both in Spanish and English, thereby planting the seeds of grace in settings normally dominated by secular music only. Pastor Stephen Heimer, son of Pastor Karl Heimer, is the head of this Mariachi Ministry. As leader of the Mariachi Ministry, he leads bilingual devotions and Bible study for the group.

More than ever, this ministry needs prayer and support! Monetary gifts to help Ysleta and San Pablo fulfill their mission may be sent directly to the ministry, or they may be channeled through the Rocky Mountain District office. A variety of servant event needs and other giving possibilities can be explored by visiting the Ysleta Lutheran Mission website, www.ylm.org. Please consider helping!

18 Mar

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT -  LCMS

Nurturing the FAITH – 2019 Gathering

“Nurturing the FAITH” Gatherings for 2019 are designed for pastors, preschool, elementary and high school staffs, DCEs, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and others who are involved in the ministry of children, youth and adults. PLEASE BRING A BIBLE PER PERSON.

 

SCRIPTURE BASIS: “…to equip the saints for work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to

maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  Ephesians 4: 12-13.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Nurturing the Faith Workshops provide opportunities to be refreshed and renewed in the Word for all saints ministering to children, youth, and adults.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote personal spiritual growth and develop faith-filled relationships through encountering God’s Word.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, MI

 

Each administrator may choose which location his/her staff will attend.

DATES -        MONDAY, MARCH 18- NM                               Immanuel Lutheran School

                                                                                                        300 Gold Ave SE

                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM   87102

                                                                                                        Ph: (505)  243-2589

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Mark Angell

 

                        TUESDAY, MARCH 19- N DV                          Trinity Lutheran School

                                                                                                        3000  35th Ave

                                                                                                        Greeley, CO 80634

                                                                                                        ph:  (970)  330-2485

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Kyle Erickson

 

                        THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - S DV                      Peace With Christ Christian School               

                                                                                                        3290 S Tower Rd

                                                                                                        Aurora, CO  80013

                                                                                                        Ph: (303) 766-7116

                                                                                                        Coordinator: David Robinson

 

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 22- UT         Concordia Learning Ctr at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        13249 S. Redwood Rd.

                                                                                                        Riverton, UT  84065  

                                                                                                        ph: (801) 580-9318

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Sue Walker

 

*SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY          

              8:30 am -  9:00 am       Refreshments/Coffee

              9:00 am -10:30 am       Welcoming & Session I

             10:30 am -10:45 am      Break

             10:45 am -12:00 pm      Session II

            12:00 pm -12:45 pm       Lunch

            12:45 pm -  2:15 pm       Session III & Sending

COST: $  29  per person.       Please submit your registration form  and payment to the host school by Feb. 28, 2019. 

 

19 Mar

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT -  LCMS

Nurturing the FAITH – 2019 Gathering

“Nurturing the FAITH” Gatherings for 2019 are designed for pastors, preschool, elementary and high school staffs, DCEs, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and others who are involved in the ministry of children, youth and adults. PLEASE BRING A BIBLE PER PERSON.

 

SCRIPTURE BASIS: “…to equip the saints for work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to

maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  Ephesians 4: 12-13.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Nurturing the Faith Workshops provide opportunities to be refreshed and renewed in the Word for all saints ministering to children, youth, and adults.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote personal spiritual growth and develop faith-filled relationships through encountering God’s Word.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, MI

 

Each administrator may choose which location his/her staff will attend.

DATES -        MONDAY, MARCH 18- NM                               Immanuel Lutheran School

                                                                                                        300 Gold Ave SE

                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM   87102

                                                                                                        Ph: (505)  243-2589

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Mark Angell

 

                        TUESDAY, MARCH 19- N DV                          Trinity Lutheran School

                                                                                                        3000  35th Ave

                                                                                                        Greeley, CO 80634

                                                                                                        ph:  (970)  330-2485

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Kyle Erickson

 

                        THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - S DV                      Peace With Christ Christian School               

                                                                                                        3290 S Tower Rd

                                                                                                        Aurora, CO  80013

                                                                                                        Ph: (303) 766-7116

                                                                                                        Coordinator: David Robinson

 

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 22- UT         Concordia Learning Ctr at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        13249 S. Redwood Rd.

                                                                                                        Riverton, UT  84065  

                                                                                                        ph: (801) 580-9318

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Sue Walker

 

*SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY          

              8:30 am -  9:00 am       Refreshments/Coffee

              9:00 am -10:30 am       Welcoming & Session I

             10:30 am -10:45 am      Break

             10:45 am -12:00 pm      Session II

            12:00 pm -12:45 pm       Lunch

            12:45 pm -  2:15 pm       Session III & Sending

COST: $  29  per person.       Please submit your registration form  and payment to the host school by Feb. 28, 2019. 

21 Mar

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT -  LCMS

Nurturing the FAITH – 2019 Gathering

“Nurturing the FAITH” Gatherings for 2019 are designed for pastors, preschool, elementary and high school staffs, DCEs, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and others who are involved in the ministry of children, youth and adults. PLEASE BRING A BIBLE PER PERSON.

 

SCRIPTURE BASIS: “…to equip the saints for work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to

maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  Ephesians 4: 12-13.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Nurturing the Faith Workshops provide opportunities to be refreshed and renewed in the Word for all saints ministering to children, youth, and adults.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote personal spiritual growth and develop faith-filled relationships through encountering God’s Word.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, MI

 

Each administrator may choose which location his/her staff will attend.

DATES -        MONDAY, MARCH 18- NM                               Immanuel Lutheran School

                                                                                                        300 Gold Ave SE

                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM   87102

                                                                                                        Ph: (505)  243-2589

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Mark Angell

 

                        TUESDAY, MARCH 19- N DV                          Trinity Lutheran School

                                                                                                        3000  35th Ave

                                                                                                        Greeley, CO 80634

                                                                                                        ph:  (970)  330-2485

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Kyle Erickson

 

                        THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - S DV                      Peace With Christ Christian School               

                                                                                                        3290 S Tower Rd

                                                                                                        Aurora, CO  80013

                                                                                                        Ph: (303) 766-7116

                                                                                                        Coordinator: David Robinson

 

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 22- UT         Concordia Learning Ctr at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        13249 S. Redwood Rd.

                                                                                                        Riverton, UT  84065  

                                                                                                        ph: (801) 580-9318

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Sue Walker

 

*SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY          

              8:30 am -  9:00 am       Refreshments/Coffee

              9:00 am -10:30 am       Welcoming & Session I

             10:30 am -10:45 am      Break

             10:45 am -12:00 pm      Session II

            12:00 pm -12:45 pm       Lunch

            12:45 pm -  2:15 pm       Session III & Sending

COST: $  29  per person.       Please submit your registration form  and payment to the host school by Feb. 28, 2019. 

22 Mar

THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT -  LCMS

Nurturing the FAITH – 2019 Gathering

“Nurturing the FAITH” Gatherings for 2019 are designed for pastors, preschool, elementary and high school staffs, DCEs, church leaders, Sunday school teachers, youth workers, and others who are involved in the ministry of children, youth and adults. PLEASE BRING A BIBLE PER PERSON.

 

SCRIPTURE BASIS: “…to equip the saints for work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until all of us come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to

maturity, to the measure of the full stature of Christ.”  Ephesians 4: 12-13.

 

MISSION STATEMENT: Nurturing the Faith Workshops provide opportunities to be refreshed and renewed in the Word for all saints ministering to children, youth, and adults.

 

OBJECTIVE: To promote personal spiritual growth and develop faith-filled relationships through encountering God’s Word.

 

GUEST SPEAKER:

Rev. Dr. Ryan Peterson, Vice President of Administration, Concordia University- Ann Arbor, MI

 

Each administrator may choose which location his/her staff will attend.

DATES -        MONDAY, MARCH 18- NM                               Immanuel Lutheran School

                                                                                                        300 Gold Ave SE

                                                                                                        Albuquerque, NM   87102

                                                                                                        Ph: (505)  243-2589

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Mark Angell

 

                        TUESDAY, MARCH 19- N DV                          Trinity Lutheran School

                                                                                                        3000  35th Ave

                                                                                                        Greeley, CO 80634

                                                                                                        ph:  (970)  330-2485

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Kyle Erickson

 

                        THURSDAY, MARCH 21 - S DV                      Peace With Christ Christian School               

                                                                                                        3290 S Tower Rd

                                                                                                        Aurora, CO  80013

                                                                                                        Ph: (303) 766-7116

                                                                                                        Coordinator: David Robinson

 

                        FRIDAY, MARCH 22- UT         Concordia Learning Ctr at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

                                                                                                        13249 S. Redwood Rd.

                                                                                                        Riverton, UT  84065  

                                                                                                        ph: (801) 580-9318

                                                                                                        Coordinator:  Sue Walker

 

*SCHEDULE FOR THE DAY          

              8:30 am -  9:00 am       Refreshments/Coffee

              9:00 am -10:30 am       Welcoming & Session I

             10:30 am -10:45 am      Break

             10:45 am -12:00 pm      Session II

            12:00 pm -12:45 pm       Lunch

            12:45 pm -  2:15 pm       Session III & Sending

COST: $  29  per person.       Please submit your registration form  and payment to the host school by Feb. 28, 2019. 

20 Jun
2019 National LWML Convention
06.20.2019 - 06.23.2019

2019 National LWML Convention
“In Praise to the Lord!”
Dates: June 20-23, 2019
Location: Mobile, Alabama

 

 

A New Year with New Opportunities — LWML RMD 

It's the beginning of a new year and deadlines are already looming. Registration for the 2019 LWML Convention, Mobile, Ala. opens February 1st. It is also time to renew or start a Lutheran

Woman's Quarterly subscription. A society subscription form can be found on our website. Individuals can also subscribe to the Quarterly or eQuarterly online at www.lwml.org/subscribe-to-quarterly.

Zone presidents, many newly elected, are already planning spring workshops. They are also making plans to attend the Board of Directors meeting in February. Our zone presidents for

this coming year  include:  Anita Palenschat, Four Corners; Eileen Diepenbrock, North Central; Joline Christensen, Northeastern; Christie Peebles, Northern; Barbara Wertz, Northern New Mexico; Brittnie Clark, Pecos; Jill Clark, Rio Grande; Lori Williams, South Central; Karen Mann, Southern; and Donna Cochran, Western. Please remember your elected and appointed officers in your prayers.

It is now the time to consider attending the 2019 LWML national convention in Mobile, Ala. Convention information as well as registration forms can be found in the Winter 2018 Quarterly  and at www.lwml.org/2019-convention.  Attention young women, the deadline for submitting an application to be our district   YWR has been extended to January 30, 2019. If you are an artist or designer, even if you are not planning on attending the convention, please consider submitting a banner design by February 1, 2019 to Vice President of Communications Lesley Nordmeyer, 551 Shoshone St., Grand Junction, co 81504 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Details about the banner design can be found in the November/December 2018 Tidings.

The new year is upon us and we look forward to hearing all about how God is using you through your work in LWML. May your year be filled with the blessings of His peace and joy.

Visit https://lwmlrmd.org/ for more information and LWML Rocky Mountain District.

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