Vicar's Page

Dear Cross Lutheran Church and School,

My wife Roseann and I are beyond pleased to accept the assignment for vicarage at Cross this upcoming August.  We did not imagine that Texas was even a possibility, and we could not be more enthusiastic.  I was so shocked when I heard where I was going during the ceremony that I thought I was dreaming.  We cannot wait to arrive and meet all of you!  

We both love Texas.  Roseann’s grandfather, Raymond, lives in Garland.  We have had the opportunity to visit a couple of times in the past few years.  Raymond is perhaps the oldest man to receive his pilot’s license.  He received it four years ago and helps test air planes that he builds.  Raymond is currently 92.  

During a band trip in high school, I had the opportunity to visit San Antonio and have been hoping to take Roseann there ever since.  She and I are high school sweethearts, and we have been together for over ten years now.  As of June 22, four of those years were spent in marriage. 

Thank you so much for providing us with this opportunity.  We are so excited to be able to serve your church. We believe we will feel very at home at Cross.  Surprisingly, our home church in Yorkville, IL is also called Cross Lutheran, and we also have a K-8th grade school, which Roseann attended.  

Once again thank you so much.  Our excitement is too great for words!.  We cannot wait for August 1st when we will finally arrive!

Sincerely,   Dwight Wyeth

What is a Vicar?

You might be asking, “What is a Vicar?”  For the preparation of future pastors, The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod seminary training is a four year, post-graduate (after college) program.  The first two years are spent in the classroom (at either Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, or Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana).  The third year is a year-long internship, called a “Vicarage,” with a congregation.  Among the many things a Vicar does:  preaching and teaching; hospital and shut in calls; attending meetings; basically, getting to know the pastoral ministry in as well-rounded a way as possible.  The fourth year of training is back at the seminary before the student is graduated with a Master of Divinity degree.  Please keep our Vicar in your prayers this year as he prepares to serve Christ’s Church as a pastor.

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