22 Apr 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Rev. O.P. Kretzmann

Otto Paul Kretzmann was born in Stamford, Connecticut in 1901 and grew up in New York City in a Lutheran family. His father, grandfather, and five brothers were all Lutheran pastors. He was called 'John' by family and close friends, but...
18 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Made Clean – Yes. Exactly.” Deaconess Diane Marten

"He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet and to wipe them with the towel that was tied around him…” John 13:5 A whole lot of washing is going on at Laundry and More, a free laundry for poorer neighbors....
15 Apr 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – A New Home

Speakers at the groundbreaking service. Dr. O.P. Kretzmann is second from the left. Spectators at the groundbreaking for Deaconess Hall On May 13, 1956, groundbreaking was held for a new Deaconess chapter house on the grounds of...
11 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost “Strength in Community” Deaconess Phyllis Pleuss

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!” John 12:13 It was a cold, damp Palm Sunday as the congregation...
8 Apr 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Hertha Fischer

Hertha Fischer was born in 1930 in New York City. At age seven, she tagged along as an older sibling attended confirmation class at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Tremont in the Bronx. Her family attended church only for the occasions of...
4 Apr 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Knit Together in the Womb

For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. Psalm 139:13-14 My husband and I spent a little time...
2 Apr 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Change is in the Air

Pastor Arnold Krentz In 1941, Superintendent Kohlmeier retired due to health reasons, and Pr. Arnold Krentz became Superintendent. He had served as a pastor in Alberta, Canada and at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Clemens,...
28 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – If Only We Would Learn

When Jotham was told about this, he climbed up on the top of Mount Gerizim and shouted to them, “Listen to me, citizens of Shechem, so that God may listen to you. -- Judges 9:7 They did it again.  The people of Israel didn't...
25 Mar 2019 0 Comment

100 Years of Service – Deaconess Florence Storck Merz

Florence Storck was born in 1914 in St. Louis, MO. She entered deaconess training at the training school in Ft. Wayne and was consecrated in June 1937. In her first call, she served at an orphan's home in Des Peres, MO for 2 years, then...
21 Mar 2019 0 Comment

DeacPost – Breaking Down Barriers

Jesus said to her, “Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to take the children’s food and throw it to the dogs.”  -- Mark 7:27 She seems noble, while Jesus’ behavior seems incomprehensible. How could he be so cruel...