WINKEL HELD AT ST. PAUL’S
The German word, “Winkel” means corner, angle, place, or spot; and in the early days of the LCMS, the circuit pastors’ meetings were called “Winkels.” They still are called that. This month, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Wallis, was host today for the monthly Winkel. Both Pastor Stallings and Pastor Spitzenberger were present, with Pastor Spitzenberger serving as host and presenting a devotional. A representative, Mark Schoepp, from Wheat Ridge Ministries led a discussion on “Brain Gains — Heart, Soul, Mind and Strength.” Wheat Ridge helps with School and Small Group Mission Projects, Health and Wholeness Ministry, Prison Ministry, Grant Programs, Ministry to Military Service Men and Women and their families, Health Clinics, and other areas of ministry.
Mark Schoepp, who was trained as a DCE, makes presentations at churches, conducts workshops, and will even present the message for Mission Festival worship. In his training as a DCE, he learned ASL, the sign language for the deaf and is able to “speak” ASL. He has agreed to be our Mission Festival speaker and presenter. Considering how busy his schedule is we will leave the Mission Festival date open for him to choose. According to those who heard him today, he is a very dynamic and exciting speaker.