On Thursday, May 30, 2019, we celebrated the Ascension of our Lord Jesus with an abbreviated service and world mission speaker. 

Pastor Brad Wordell was the guest speaker. Pastor Wordell served for seven years as a parish pastor in Lake Mills, WI. In 1999, he accepted a call to serve as a missionary in Japan. For his final three years in Japan, his duties included the coordination of publications in eight Asian countries. In 2015, Pastor Wordell accepted the call to serve as a World Mission Seminary Professor at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He is married to Andrea (nee Fastenau) and they have five children, ages 17-25.

He shared many stories in mission settings, and rich devotional thoughts on Psalm 21.