Harrison to Speak in Norwalk, CT 4/24 and 4/25

Rev. Harrison

Rev. Matt Harrison

Pastor Matthew Harrison, the Executive Director of World Relief and Human Care for the Synod and also a nominee for the Presidency of the LCMS, will be at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Norwalk, CT, the weekend of April 24-25.

On Saturday, Pastor Harrison will talk about his most recent work, “A Little Book on Joy” and then share encouraging reports of mission opportunities that the Lord is placing before our synod. The schedule will be as follows:
9:30 a.m. Coffee

10-noon Rev. Harrison: “Living the Good News Life in a Bad News World”

Noon – 1:00 Lunch

1:00-2:30 Rev. Harrison: “Opportunities for the LCMS and World Lutheranism”

2:30 Q&A

On Sunday he will preach at the 8:00 and 10:30 Divine Services, and also lead the Bible class from 9:15 – 10:15.

Directions to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church: 208 Newtown Ave; Norwalk, CT, 06851 – between I-95 exit 16 and Merritt Parkway exit 41. (Tel. 203-847-1252)

From the Merritt Parkway traveling south:
Take exit 41, and turn left at end of ramp. Go to the next light, Newtown Turnpike, and turn left. Go straight through two stop signs and two traffic lights. The church is on the left after the 2nd light.

From the Merritt Parkway traveling north:
Take exit 41, and turn right at end of ramp. Go to the 2nd light, Newtown Turnpike, and turn left. Go straight through two stop signs and two traffic lights. The church is on the left after the 2nd light.

From I-95 traveling north:
Take exit 16 (East Avenue), and turn left at the end of the ramp. At the 3rd light, bear right (the town green will be on your left). Go straight through 3 more lights, then the church will be on the right (about 2 miles from the highway).

From I-95 traveling south:
Take exit 16 (East Avenue), and turn right at the end of the ramp. At the 2nd light, bear right (the town green will be on your left). Go straight through 3 more lights, then the church will be on the right (about 2 miles from the highway).

Pastor Harrison was baptized in a small rural parish, raised in a large suburban church, was a missionary to native Canadians in Ontario, served as a graduate assistant at the seminary in Ft. Wayne, studied in Australia, vicared in Texas, and served as pastor in rural Iowa and inner city Fort Wayne, Indiana. After co-founding a nationally recognized neighborhood renewal project in what was the poorest census tract in Indiana, he became the Executive Director of LCMS World Relief and Human Care and has administered nearly $100,000,000 of charitable giving worldwide. He writes, translates, and speaks extensively. He delights in his wife, Kathy, and two boys, Matthew and Mark. He is an avid bluegrass banjo player and luthier, and finds joy in it all. He is a great speaker, so it will be well worth your while to set aside the time to come and hear him!

If you wish to follow Pastor Harrison’s work more closely, check out his blog at mercyjourney.blogspot.com. You can also check out the work of LCMS World Relief and Human Care at lcms.org/worldrelief.

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