Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Update on ULC in Minneapolis (Assault on the Gospel)

----- Forwarded Message -----
From: Rev. David Dissen <ddrev@clas.net>
To: Chapel of Hope Board List

Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 8:57 AM
Subject: Fw: [CampusTalk] Update on ULC in Minneapolis

Please keep this Campus Ministry and their pastor in your prayers, that God
will lead the District Board of Directors to keep their present place of
worship.  What a shame it would be to lose such a place, even as it would be
to lose the wonderful site and facilities that we have for our Campus
Ministry at SEMO at Lutheran Chapel of Hope.

I know Rev. David Kind personally.  I baptized him as an infant when his
parents were members of Trinity Lutheran Church in Beloit, Wis. while I was
pastor at Trinity.

Pastor Kind is a very effective, conservative and confessional Campus
Pastor.  All of them in his ministry need our prayers.

    In Christ Jesus,

    Pastor Dissen,
    Rev. 2,10b

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rev. Marcus T. Zill" <zill@higherthings.org>
To: "CHRIST ON CAMPUS TALK" <campus-talk@higherthings.org>
Sent: Tuesday, September 13, 2011 7:17 AM
Subject: [CampusTalk] Update on ULC in Minneapolis

> Dear everyone,
> It is with a heavy heart that I beseech you and your people to pray in
> earnest for Rev. David Kind, the members of University Lutheran Chapel
> in Minneapolis, and all or her members and students as they await news
> as to whether or not the Minnesota South District plans to sell their
> campus ministry building and leave them homeless. Pray also that the
> Minnesota South Board of Directors will be led to reverse their
> apparent course of action and not make such a shortsighted decision.
> In case you haven't heard, today (9/13) the Minnesota South Board of
> Directors is considering a proposal to sell University Lutheran Chapel
> to a development company for $3 million for the purpose of leveling it
> and developing apartments for college students. Of course, college
> students at the University of Minnesota can find other temporary
> places to live, but what they can't hear everywhere is the timeless
> and eternal Gospel.
> We were afraid that this day might come and unfortunately it appears
> it has. Make no mistake about it. This is an assault on the Gospel.
> However, we can take solace in the fact that we all have done all that
> we could and that we have a God who has a consistent habit of taking
> things that the Evil One means for our destruction, and using them for
> His purposes in ways that we can not even fathom.
> May God care for those most closely effected at ULC, comfort those who
> mourn such a loss especially the young and impressionable college
> students whom we all seek to serve together, and grant all of us
> further resolve to support and defend the preaching of the Gospel and
> the administration of the Sacraments on our nations campuses precisely
> for the sake of the Gospel and not mammon.
> God's will be done.
> Lord, have mercy.
> Marcus
> __________________________
> Rev. Marcus T. Zill
> Christ on Campus Executive, Higher Things
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