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Thomford boys Luke, Hans, and Orie

Brothers in ministry

It was an exciting day for Joel and Karen Thomford. Not one, not two, but all three of their sons received assignments at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s call day on May 20.

Although Luke (30), Hans (28), and Orie (27) Thomford were born within three and a half years of each other, they all were eligible for assignment this year. Luke and Orie are 2021 seminary graduates, while Hans returned for an assignment after serving two years as a tutor at Martin Luther College (MLC), New Ulm, Minn.
Hans, Orie, and Luke Thomford
From left: Hans, Orie, and Luke Thomford
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"You might be a Lutheran parent if . . .

. . . you try to convince your kids to dress up as a monk with a hammer every Halloween." So says Carrie Schaefer, a member at St. John, New Ulm, Minn. Do you have a clever response to finish the sentence, "You might be a Lutheran parent if . . . "? Submit your response on Forward in Christ's contact page, and it may be used in a future "Parent conversations" column.
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