CE National is privileged to host a Heritage Day on April 6 at Das Dutchman Essenhaus. (240 US-20, Middlebury, Ind.). “The Role of the Believer in a Changing Society” is the theme and Pastor Knute Larson will be the keynote speaker.
Heritage Day will begin at 10 a.m. (doors open at 9:45 a.m.) and conclude at 2 p.m. The Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church Trio will be special music. Besides singing hymns and having great fellowship, there will be a family-style meal served in the Das Dutchman Essenhaus dining room.
Knute Larson coaches pastors and churches, majoring on preaching, leadership, and daily grace. Knute draws from his experience of 41 years as senior pastor at two churches, the last 26 years being at The Chapel, in Akron, Ohio.
He works closely with three churches as adjunct staff, coaches five others every month, and meets regularly in groups with pastors of the Great Lakes Evangelical Free Churches. Other teaching is for D.Min courses at Trinity and Grace seminaries, and pastoral courses at Moody Bible Institute. Knute and his wife, Jeanine, now live in Sawyer, Mich. They are parents of two married daughters in the Chicago area, and three grandchildren. He is the author of three books and two commentaries and is a graduate of both Grace and Trinity seminaries.
Dave and Sherilyn Rank, along with Christi Barlow, make up the trio from Winona Lake Grace Brethren Church. They have been singing together for 20 plus years. Dave and Sherilyn were part of another trio in Myerstown, Pennsylvania, for many years before to coming to Winona Lake. Dave is the director of music at the Winona Lake church and also is coordinator of Momentum Youth Conference for CE National. Sherilyn is the coordinator of Operation Barnabas at CE National. Christi is the wife of Bruce Barlow, lead pastor at the Winona Lake church. She directs the Kids Choral program at the church, sings in the choir and leads ladies’ Bible studies. Growing up her family encouraged her musical talents and she is involved in music whenever she can.
Ed Lewis, executive director of CE National and Urban Hope Training Center, will be the emcee for the day.
Das Dutchman Essenhaus is known for their Amish style cooking and their comfortable atmosphere. The menu will include two meats, four sides, beverage, and pie.
The cost for the Heritage Day on April 6 is $25 per person. You can register by going to the Das Dutchman Essenhaus Heritage page here. Or you can call Lois at CE National at (574) 267-6622. The deadline is March 29.
At the end of the Heritage event there will be an opportunity to assemble homeless packets for the ministries at the Urban Hope Training Center, a ministry of CE National in Philadelphia. We would ask for a suggested donation of $5 payable that day, to cover the costs of the items in the packet. There are some personal items and a New Testament in which verses can be highlighted along with the opportunity to write a general note to the one who will receive the packet. These packets have been such an encouragement. Those who receive them cannot believe that there are people who would take time to write a note to them and give them a Bible.