Most of the Pastors in the North Dakota District and one from Minnesota North gathered under the welcome to Underwood sign to serve as a sort of honor guard for Rev. Dean Hartley. The service was officiated by North Dakota District President Baneck and some of the Pastor also formed a choir that sang “Abide with Me”. Members from all of Deans churches attended the service at the Underwood School. Pastor Baneck told the gathered crowd that Dean wanted them to see Jesus. That is a tribute that all Pastors should strive for – let you people see Jesus.
About The Author
Rev. Bernhard Seter has been a Pastor in the Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod for over 42 years. He served on the Board of LCMS World Relief and Human Care for ten years and is now the Chairman of the Board of International Missions. He has been privileged to travel around the world and see the churches' mercy work in action. He is convinced it is not only what we are "compelled" to do because of Christ; it is what we have been baptized for. Christ's love compels us, constrains us, and sends us forth.