Pastor Smith was born in Chicago and raised in Detroit, Michigan. He attended Concordia Seminary (Missouri Synod) which then was located in Springfield, Il (now in Fort Wayne, IN). He was ordained in 1972 and spent half of his ministry in the MO Synod, and most recently he served at St. Johns Lutheran ELCA until it closed last year. He since has been rostered in the NALC and has been attending Emmanuel. Pastor Smith has 2 daughters and 2 grandsons, and he and his wife, Sara, live in Monroeville. Pastor Smith enjoys reading, watching baseball, and walking although he says his arthritis limits this. If you haven’t met him, please introduce yourself. We are blessed to have him as an interim Pastor.
BRIGHTON HEIGHTS LUTHERAN CHURCH WILL HAVE ITS CHURCH PICNIC on Sunday, September 8 from 11am to ?pm at Riverview Park Activities Building. Service will be at 11am at the Activities Building. RESERVATIONS ARE DUE AUGUST 25. SEE FLYER IN THE BULLETIN.
We would like to take you to Riverview Park for the “Cinema in the Park” Program. The movies are:
August 24 – Won’t you be my Neighbor? (PG-13)
August 31 – Jurassic World (PG-13)
Please let Patty Petrusch or Jan Krepp know if you’re interested 1 week before the show. It is sure to be a great time. Blankets are provided (unless you have a favorite)
BHLC IS COLLECTING POP TABS FOR RONALD MCDONALD’S HOUSE. There are containers in the back of the church and in Fellowship Hall.
Please mark on your calendar SEPTEMBER 21ST AS A NEIGHBORHOOD TRASH PICK-UP DAY. It is part of a city wide event called GARBAGE OLYMPICS.
THE NEXT NALC CONVOCATION will be held on October 12 at St. Paul in Sarver, PA.  More information to follow in future bulletins and Links.


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