Continuing Education Opportunity—Knowles, Oklahoma

March 6, 2018

Continuing education is a great way to refresh and renew for both pastors and laypeople. Consider taking advantage of this Continuing Education course offered in Knowles, Oklahoma, by Concordia Theological Seminary (CTSFW), Fort Wayne, Indiana:


Knowles, Oklahoma
June 4–6
Lutherhaven Retreat Center
Located on Sargent Barby Dam Number 3 
North of Knowles, Oklahoma 73844

Early Christian Mercy to the Secular Culture
Rev. Chad Kendall
Trinity Lutheran Church
Lowell, Indiana

This course will be an investigation into the Scriptures, looking particularly at the way the apostles speak of compassion and mercy. Emphasis will be toward Clement of Alexandria's approach to teaching the Christian faith in a Gnostic world. Further, this course will examine scriptural texts exegetically and will consider how, in light of Clement's approach, the Church may communicate the Scriptures and draw people into the Church in our modern-day Gnostic and Postmodern culture. (1.5 CEU)

To register, please click here. The link also includes addional information about this course, as well as a list of required and suggested reading material.

Coordinator: Rev. Randy Foote
Phone: 580.735.2733

For information concerning all Continuing Education offerings from CTSFW, go to, email or phone 260.452.2103.



Nominees for the 2018-2021
Board for Lutherhaven Retreat Center 

►Billy Scarborough - Trinity Lutheran Church - Woodward, Oklahoma

►The Rev. Tom House
►The Rev. Mark Wescoatt - Trinity Lutheran Church - Guymon, OK

►Mertz - St. John Lutheran Church - Hooker, Oklahoma

►Monty Lohman - Zion Lutheran Church - Alva, Oklahoma

►Jody Wiederstein - Christ Lutheran Church - Shattuck, Oklahoma

►The Rev. Martin Herzberg - Zion Lutheran Church - Lahoma, OK


Lutherhaven Retreat Center 
Victim of Wild Fires

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The  wildfires in northwestern Oklahoma took a toll on Lutherhaven Retreat Center.  The “bunkhouse” was totally destroyed with all of its contents leaving only the concrete walls to the lower level.  The well house was also damaged from intense heat as the fire swept through the grounds.  Many trees were destroyed as well.  The main house was not damaged, but landscape timbers around it were smoldering a day after the fire which marked a very close call!   Some of the activities scheduled for this summer, including the continuing education, will continue to be held since the main house can accommodate the numbers that attend. 

It was also discovered that we were “underinsured” so replacement of the building and the contents may far exceed the insured amount.  The irony is that only last week I received papers from LCEF stamped with our loan for the Lutherhaven property PAID IN FULL.  For further information about the fire damage or inquiries about helping out can be directed to Mark Wescoatt in Guymon. (580) 338-3820 Email:  The fires have caused much damage during the past week, and this damage is very disappointing to us all, but especially to our western Oklahoma brethren who have invested their time, sweat and finances to build an oasis in that area.

Keep them and all impacted by these fires in your prayers!

In Christ, the Lamb of God,

Barrie Henke