“From Generation to Generation”

In Word and Work: An Intersection, Concordia Seminary, St. Louis, President Emeritus Dr. Dale A. Meyer talks with Rev. Osmar Lehenbauer, a retired pastor and former president of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod New England District. Lehenbauer served as pastor of Meyer’s home congregation, Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Chicago Heights. He ordained Meyer; married him and wife, Diane; and preached the funeral of Meyer’s father. “I can honestly say, ‘You are one of my heroes,’” Meyer says. The two men talk in great depth about the importance of families in the great mission of the church. On Lehenbauer’s father’s side of the family, there are more than 30 pastors. Many more members of his family are church workers. “In passing down the faith from generation to generation, a lot of times, the way to do it is right in front of us,” Meyer says. “At the dining room table. Watching TV. It’s the family.”

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