March 15, 2016
At our Northern Illinois Synod Assembly in June, we will be honoring Bishop Wollersheim and Polly upon Bishop Wollersheim’s retirement. In honor of the Bishop and Polly, two funds have been established in their names. They are The Gary Wollersheim Rostered Leaders Educational Debt Retirement Fund and The Polly Wollersheim Fund for Literacy and Education – Arcot Lutheran Church, India.
Earlier this year, information about these funds was sent to each congregation along with an invitation to share a gift either as a congregation or from individuals for these funds and as an expression of thank you to the Wollersheims for their faithful service to our synod and the church. As we get closer to the assembly, I am inviting you to remind the members of your congregation of this opportunity to honor and thank the Wollersheims.
Below, you will find information which includes a letter from our Northern Illinois Synod Vice President, Bill Bartlett and a description of both funds. Hopefully, this material will help in your invitation to members to prayerfully consider a gift to one or both of these funds as we honor the Wollersheims in this way.
Gifts may be sent to the Rockford synod office in care of June Cain. Please include a note indicating how the gifts are to be designated.
Thanks for your help in this endeavor and all you do in your ministry.
-Pr. Kurt Nordby