Pr. Joseph Livenson Lauvanus of the Lutheran Church in Haiti will be visiting our Synod sharing the amazing things God has been doing in Haiti through the rapidly growing Eglise Lutherienne d’Haiti (Lutheran Church of Haiti) in March. The Florida Bahamas Synod has been walking with the Church in Haiti for over 25 years.
The Synod Council of the Florida-Bahamas Synod has called for spring gathering forums on or about March 16, 2013. These forums will be for the purpose of Bible Study, prayer, and facilitated open discussion about what we might be seeking in a bishop. The following is a letter written by Synod Vice-President, Cheryl Stuart about the spring gathering forums. Check back on the Florida-Bahamas Synod website for dates, times and locations of these gatherings.
The Reverend Thomas R. Anderson was called to the Church Triumphant at the age of 85 on January 29, 2013.
Pastor Anderson was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, graduated from St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, in 1950 and from Luther Seminary in 1957. He was ordained in 1957 and served in Minnesota Lutheran churches in Zumbrota, Waseca, Minneapolis and Rochester until his retirement in 1992.
Pastor Anderson served as Interim Pastor twice at Messiah Lutheran Church, Cape Coral, and he and Miriam, his wife of 59 years, continued to attend services at Messiah during their winter visits.
In addition to Miriam, Pastor Thomas is survived by his two sons, three daughters, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Rochester, Minnesota.
Notes may be sent to Miriam at 1442 10th Avenue NW, Rochester, MN 55901.