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PRAYER OF THE DAY
FIRST LESSON Joshua 1:1-9
PSALM OF THE DAY PSALM 46
SECOND LESSON 1 Peter 5:1-7
VERSE OF THE DAY
GOSPEL Matthew 9:35—10:4
SERMON: 2 Timothy 4:1-5 GOD’S RECIPE FOR A SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY
Confession of Faith: Augsburg Confession, Articles IV and V
V. [The Office of the Ministry]
RITE OF INSTALLATION
Exhortation to the Pastor-elect
Promises by the Pastor-elect
Exhortation to the Congregation
Promises by the Congregation
Biography of Pastor Brock Groth
Brock is originally from Hastings, MN. He graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College in 2006 with a degree in Chemistry and worked in a lab in Shakopee, MN, doing re-search and development for two years. He went back to school (Martin Luther College) to become a pastor in 2008. Heather is from Indianapolis, IN. She graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, in 2011 with a major in Elementary Education. Brock and Heather met at MLC playing co-ed softball the summer before Brock’s first year at Wisconsin Lu-theran Seminary. After Heather’s graduation in 2011, the two got engaged and joined the Friends of China program, where they taught English and Bible studies in Beijing, China, for one year. They were married that October in Beijing.
Upon completion of Brock’s senior year at the seminary in 2015, he accepted a call to serve as a friendly counselor to Guntur, India. Seven months later the Lord blessed Brock and Heather with their first child, Gideon. In May of 2017, he was assigned to serve as associate pastor for St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Citrus Heights, CA, where he served for 4 years. While in Citrus Heights, the Lord blessed Brock and Heather with two more children, Zemira (Zeh-MEER-ah) in 2018 and Lydia in 2020. On April 11, 2021, Brock accepted the call to serve as pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Bangor, WI.
Please pray for Brock, Heather, Gideon, Zemira, and Lydia, that they may glorify God in their lives here in Bangor and that St. Paul’s can continue to be a beacon of eternal hope to the community.
Liturgist: Rev Galen Riediger (Christ Lutheran Church, West Salem)
Sermon: Prof. James Korthals (Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, retired)
Organist: Mrs. Irene Bakken
St. Paul’s Choir