28 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “He’s Not Crazy, He’s My Brother”

"Jesus, friend of sinners, companion of the outcast, advocate for the needy, enlighten our eyes to see you in our needy neighbor." The Diaconal Litany, 1959 A text message read,  “Be careful when you leave the church.  There is a...
25 Feb 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Martha Boss

As a young girl in Germany, Martha would gather neighborhood children together for Sunday School. That was the beginning of her lifetime career of caring for and loving people, especially those that were often forgotten by...
21 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – “You are My Beloved”

My soul is bereft of peace; I have forgotten what happiness is....  But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, God’s mercies never come to an end.  Lamentations 3: 17,...
18 Feb 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Clara Strehlow

Clara Strehlow (born 1895) was among the first students at a new deaconess school which opened Watertown, Wisconsin in the 1920s. This new training program did not require deaconess trainees to become nurses. Clara was consecrated on May...
14 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Love One Another”

“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another.” John 13:34-35 I can still picture the plaque that said...
11 Feb 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Geraldine Plato 

Geraldine Eubanks Plato's first encounter with a deaconess was as a child in St. Louis. She was playing in the park with her 12 siblings on a Sunday morning. Deaconess Ann Koch followed the children home and asked their mother what she...
7 Feb 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Claim Your Ministry”

"We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith;  if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give...
4 Feb 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – The Story Continues…

Pr. Herzberger continued to work towards the goal he had set – the founding of a Deaconess Association in the Lutheran Church. Shortly before the next convention of the Associated Lutheran Charities in July 1919, he published another...
28 Jan 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service Deaconess Louise Rathke

Louise Rathke was a member of the first deaconess training class at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin and graduated in 1925. Louise served about six months at the Apache Indian Mission in Arizona and was then sent to India in 1926 as the first...
21 Jan 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Martha Eber

Deaconess Martha Eber was consecrated as a deaconess in 1924, following her graduation from the Lutheran Hospital Nurses Training School in Ft. Wayne, IN. She was the first LDA deaconess to serve in a parish. From 1924 to 1940 she...